Urethane bonded trucks are becoming the norm as they are updated. This is because the windscreen is a part of the structural integrity of the truck cab. It is a completely different process to remove and replace the windscreen. First mouldings around the window need to be removed to gain access to the glass itself. The glass is then removed using either a drag knife blade or WRD wire out system. The surface is then prepared to receive the new urethane glue and the new glass has moulds fitted ready to be installed. Once the new glass is installed and secured in place for the drying process it needs to sit for a minimum of 1 hour, preferably 2 hour so the bond between the cab and glass is sufficient to drive the truck. Again 1 hour is a good amount of time to allow for fitting, but extra time may be needed if the truck has parts to be removed to gain access to the glass.
Truck Window Replacement Services on the Gold Coast
Premier Windscreens are the Gold Coast experts on all truck windscreens. We stock the widest range of windscreens for the most popular makes and models.
We are the preferred supplier to Gold Coast Isuzu, Scifleet Hino, Volvo Commercial Vehicles and Daimler Trucks, plus we service Diesel Leaders, Diesel Services QLD, Goodalls Transport, RBK Heavy Trucks, Hanson Quarries, Nucon Concrete and many more.
Servicing all trucks and bus windscreens
Truck windscreen replacement is a specialized field of windscreen fitting, due to the size and complexity of the trucks nowadays. In order to identify the process required to fit a new windscreen to a truck, we need to now the make, model and year of truck as well as the registration number or vin number.
There are two types of truck windscreens, rubber fit and urethane bonded.
Rubber fit trucks are traditionally easier and quicker to fit and have the advantage of once the windscreen has been fitted the truck can be driven straight away. That is not to say that it can be a do it yourself job, the windscreen needs to be removed and replaced in such a way that the integrity of the rubber holding it in is not compromised. Splits, rips and incorrect fitting can cause leaks and in worst cases the screen to fall out of the body. The process involves the rubber being loosen from the body of the cab whilst applying consistent pressure, once the glass is out it needs to be removed from the rubber. The rubber is then fitted to the new windscreen and a suitable rope is put into the flap of rubber that secures it to the body. The glass is installed and the rope pulled out so the rubber goes over the pinch weld of the cab, the fitter needs to ensure it is fully over the pinch weld and is seated to give the correct seal to the body. In some instances a non-skinning mastic needs to be put in the rubber to ensure a water tight seal. One hour is usually a good time to get a rubber fit windscreen changed, but if there are parts to be removed and replaced to get the glass out it may take longer.
Truck windscreens need to be replaced in a timely manner after being damaged, so they comply with all road worthiness regulations in their state. Heavy vehicles are required to undergo periodic inspections and a part of passing their road worthy is the condition of the windscreen. Drivers can be fined or have their trucks removed from the road if they do not comply with their road worthy regulations.
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ISUZU N SERIES AND F SERIES
MITSUBISHI FUSO AND FIGHTER
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MACK TRIDENT, GRANITE, METROLINER
WESTERN STAR 4800
NISSAN UD AND QUON
HINO FD,GH AND FG
KENWORTH K AND T SERIES
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