How to install a windshield. Installing a windshield yourself can save you a lot of money. Installing a windshield can be a simple process as long as you have the right tools and the proper knowledge. You should install a new windshield if you have a crack in your current windshield because not only can it cause an obstruction in your view but it is also illegal.
- Guitar string
- Putty knife
- Old rags
- Windshield sealer
- Flat-head screwdriver
- Another person
Take off the molding with a flat-head screwdriver. Be careful when taking it off because it can be re-used.
Poke a hole in the windshield sealer with the nail. Put the guitar string in the hole. Go around the windshield slowly, with the guitar string, back and forth so it will loosen the old windshield sealer.
Remove the old windshield. Use the putty knife to remove most of the old windshield sealer. Put gas on an old rag and put it where there is still windshield sealer. Leave it to soak. Finish removing the old windshield sealer with the putty knife.
Place the roll of new windshield sealer around the frame where the old windshield was. Have another person help you. Place the new windshield in the frame, making sure it is center. Put the bottom of the new windshield in first. Lay it down until it is in.
Press around all of the windshield edges making sure it is in. Place the molding back on.
Have someone help you install the new windshield so you don't break it.
Make sure the surface is clean where you are putting the molding.