METAL BODY REPAIR - OD1653 - LESSON 2/TASK 1
OPERATIONS REQUIRED FOR
GLASS, RADIATOR, AND FUEL TANK REPAIR
TASK 1. Describe the operations required for proper glass repair.
Within a self-study
Within one hour
No supplementary references are needed for this task.
The many glass sections found in modern vehicles are meant to give the
driver and passengers a clear view of the traffic and surroundings. It is
hazardous to drive a vehicle which has cracked or fogged glass. Broken or
faulty glass not only obstructs visibility, but sudden fragmentation may
cause serious injury to the car's occupants.
Cracked and broken glass
sections are very common, and the auto body technician will encounter
replacement jobs often.
The glass used in automobiles differs greatly from conventional types of
glass. Automotive glass must furnish clear, undistorted visibility as well
as meet certain safety standards.
The visibility feature of auto glass
refers to freedom from distortion.
The glass must furnish a clear and
unobstructed view from all angles.
Making such glass requires special
technology and very close tolerances.
The early automobiles did not have
such glass, and poor visibility was often a cause of accidents.