Maintaining the windshield on a classic car plays an important part in preserving the car's original appearance and ensuring that the car is safe to drive. Here are a few tips for maintaining the windshield on the classic car:
Keep the windshield clean with a mild detergent and warm water. Use a soft cloth or sponge to gently scrub the windshield and remove any dirt or grime. Rinse the windshield thoroughly with clean water and dry it with a soft cloth.
If any damage is noticed,it should be addressed promptly to prevent the damage from getting worse and compromising the safety of the vehicle.
Look out for any signs of wear or cracking. Make sure the seals are in good condition to prevent water leaks or wind noise while driving. If faulty seals around a classic car windscreen are left unattended they will cause leaks that are difficult to detect. If the rubber or adhesive that holds the windscreen glass in place is allowed to deteriorate, the first signs of all is not well is moisture accumulating inside the vehicle, which will seriously affect driver vision. If the vehicle in question has been recently renovate and the windscreen replaced, the chances are that it will be the source of the leak.
A factor that should be strongly considered is there is no such thing as a minor windscreen leak!
Even if a minute amount of water squeezes through the windscreen, that water can accumulate on the dashboard, headliner, and carpet and cause unpleasant side effects:
If the windshield is showing signs of wear or damage, such as scratches or delamination, consider restoring or replacing it. This is a job best left to a professional as it requires special knowledge, tools and patience to get it done properly.
Always use appropriate products and methods when cleaning the windscreen to prevent any damage to the glass. Avoid using abrasive materials, strong chemicals or high-pressure washers.
Even the most perfectly maintained windscreen needs to have the back up of perfectly maintained wiper blades. There is nothing more frustrating and potentially dangerous than driving a classic car whose windscreen wipers, when operated, leave streaks and blurs on the screen.
The best scenario is the wiper blades on the windscreen are e either filthy or need to be replaced. There are very few simpler tasks in classic car maintenance than keeping wiper blades in the best of condition, requiring just a few simple tasks to be carried out on a regular basis.
Before setting out on any journey, a few seconds should be invested in examining the blades, check to see if the windscreen wiper blades are still functional before taking any action.At least once every three months, run a clean cloth through the wiper blades to remove any extra dust, dry leaves, dead flies, or splinters that may have become attached to the blade. If you wash the vehicle on a weekly basis, rinse the blades with water to remove dust and keep them clean.
Rubber protectants come in a variety of types, and any of them will work. All that is required is a clean, fresh towel, used to rub the protectant it into the blades after cleaning them with vinegar.
Regularly cleaning and inspecting the classic car's windshield and wiper blades will ensure that the car is safe to drive. With proper care and preservation, the windshield on a classic car can last for many years.