Now that your windshield has finally been replaced, you are probably ready to show your car off and enjoy it again. This means that you might want to wash it so that it will look its best, but you do need to be careful for the first day or two after the windshield replacement. These are a couple of tips that can help you get your car clean without doing damage to the work that has just been done.
Avoid the Car Wash, and Hand Wash It Instead
First of all, if you are tempted to head through a car wash, you should put the brakes on now! The truth is that car washes use a host of different chemicals that can get in the way of your windshield setting in place. Plus, the high water pressure that is available at most car washes is too much for a car that has just had a windshield replacement. Even if you know of a car wash that doesn't use strong water pressure or strong chemicals, it's best to wait a few days before hitting the car wash.
You can, however, wash your car by hand. Just make sure that you are careful. Use a gentle soap, and make sure that you use low water pressure when cleaning anywhere near your windshield. When washing it, be careful not to apply too much pressure on or around the windshield.
Be Careful When Cleaning the Windshield
if you are planning on cleaning the windshield, you should proceed with caution. Make sure that you do not remove the tape that is surrounding your windshield for the first couple of days, even if you don't like how it looks. This tape is meant to hold your windshield in place until the adhesive takes its full effect and is able to hold the windshield on alone. Also, as you are wiping your windshield down, make sure that you do so very carefully and without applying too much pressure. Use a soft cloth or old newspapers to do the job instead of using a squeegee, which might apply too much weight and pressure.
You are probably ready to clean your car and make it shine now that it has a nice, new windshield, but you have to be careful. Luckily, if you follow these simple tips, you should be able to clean your car without worrying about causing any damage to your new windshield. For more information on cleaning your windshield post-installation, contact the glass repair company who replaced your windshield (like Glass Service Center Inc) for further instructions.