Gorilla Glass is a revolutionary product that has successfully made use of recent advancements in technology. It was originally developed in the 1960s, and was used in various applications until the 1990s, including in a few Dodge and Plymouth racing cars. In 2005, experimentation on the product restarted, focusing primarily on its possible application in consumer electronics. It appears, however, that Gorilla Glass’ use in automobiles is slated to stage a comeback in a bigger scale, perhaps as early as next year.
Now typically used on high-end smartphones and tablets, portable media players, and some television screens, Gorilla glass is engineered to be thin, lightweight, and damage-resistant. It is also scratch resistant and much more durable compared to traditional display glass.
While this may still come further down the road, having a Gorilla Glass as your auto glass in Kelowna would lessen the automobile’s overall weight, and give your car a windshield that is stronger and more damage-resistant than what are currently available. Scratches and minor debris acquired while driving could be better prevented.
Cracks on windshields are pretty common because of road conditions. A small crack can spread and before you know it, you have a bigger crack and a bigger problem on your hands. This can be caused by a number of things.
The common windshield is made up of two pieces of glass with a sheet of vinyl in the middle. This means that moisture is able to get inside and just a tiny crack can introduce water which could go underneath one layer of glass and weaken the entire windshield. The moisture could then expand and produce new cracks.
If the windshield has even just a small crack, it is important to have it repaired as soon as possible. Besides water and moisture, other factors such as dirt, debris, temperature, and even the windshield wiper can make that crack burst and produce other tiny cracks.
Also, cracks near the outside edge of the windshield is a bigger cause of concern. If this crack gets too close to the edge, it may not be repairable, and the entire windshield would have to be replaced.
Typically, it’s best to get professional windshield repair in Kelowna, in facilities like Enterprise Glass, Ltd., within the day at best, or no more than a few days after the crack appears. If, due to schedules, it cannot be brought to a repair center right away, a clear packing tape can be placed over the crack to prevent any debris from penetrating. Also, the car should be kept out of rain and should not be washed because water could slip through the crack.
Make sure to be aware of any cracks on the windshield, and in case there is uncertainty on how long a crack has been there, don’t waste time and bring it to a repair service right away to prevent further damage.
(Source: Gorilla Glass coming to cars, making them more resilient and efficient, ExtremeTech, June 13, 2013)