One of the most frustrating challenges of restoring classic cars and trucks is finding the right custom glass replacement. Auto glass has changed in many ways since the days of retro vehicles. For one thing, there are very few flat windows, which was a popular style for cars and trucks from the middle of the 20th century. Team Acme offers custom auto glass cutting to help you restore your classic vehicle so that it becomes safe and roadworthy once again.
Flat glass can be difficult to replace because the specs on a classic car are far different from anything on the market today. Team Acme uses laminated auto glass for the job. Laminated auto glass is made out of two panels of flat glass that are sealed together using a polymer bond. After the binding, the glass is cut to the shape and size that will let it interface with the internal mechanics of your car door or frame. Get a quote from our website to learn more.
To us here at Team Acme, a beautiful classic car is like a piece of fine art that deserves the best possible preservation and treatment. We take pride in our work, which is why we have developed a strict process that lets us produce quality results time and time again.
Team Acme’s Custom Glass Replacement Process goes as follows…
Step 1: We take extreme care while removing the old glass. It can become extra brittle over the years due to chips and microfractures. We research and follow the manufacturer’s specifications as often as possible.
Step 2: After the old glass is removed, we utilize this as a template for the next piece of glass. This lets us recreate the exact size and shape of the old pane of glass.
Step 3: After careful measuring, we are able to cut a new piece of glass for your vehicle. We then carefully sand down the edges to make sure the fit is exact. In stationary windows, this helps with fit and insulation, and it helps you operate moving windows as well.
Step 4: We finish the sanding process, then follow the manufacturer’s instructions in order to perform a secure installation.
You may outfit your vehicle with custom cut glass from Team Acme in a variety of styles. You may choose from Solex green, smoked glass, or classic clear when working with us. Our custom auto glass can be part of your creative vision for your vehicle.
Here at Team Acme, we love working on creative vehicle projects. We can’t wait to hear about your classic car, truck, or other custom glass needs. It’s important to work with experts who you can trust to follow the best practices of custom auto glass replacement. Contact us online or get in touch by calling (702) 566-8326.
Restoring classic cars can be incredibly frustrating, yet rewarding. Taking an older car and restoring it to its original beauty can often take months – if not years. One area that is often overlooked in a car restoration is glass replacement. Classic cars often require custom glass cutting due to the fact that older cars use flat automotive glass as opposed to curved glass.
Why Classic Vehicles Need Custom Glass Cutting
Many older classic vehicles have much different glass needs than today’s more modern vehicles, but flat glass can be difficult to replace and often must be custom built to the exact specifications of a certain vehicle.
To replace flat glass in classic vehicles, Team Acme utilizes laminated glass. Laminated glass utilizes two pieces of flat glass that are affixed together using a polymer bond. After bonding, the glass is then cut to the custom size and shape for that specific project.
Custom Glass Cutting Process
We take great pride in the work we’ve done for classic car owners over the years. We utilize a strict process to ensure that we are able to produce a high quality product that always pleases.
1. We begin by removing the old window with extreme care. Old glass windows can often be difficult to remove and therefore we take extra care to ensure that we do not damage the glass or the vehicle. We attempt to follow manufacturer specifications whenever possible.
2. After the old glass is removed, we use it as a template to outline the window shape on a new piece of glass. This allows us to match the exact size and shape of the old glass.
3. After careful measurement, we are able to cut the new glass to match the existing glass size and shape. After cutting, we sand all of the edges of the new glass to ensure an exact fit.
4. After sanding and cutting are complete, we install the new piece of glass according the manufacturer specifications.
Custom Glass Options
Our laminated glass is available in solex green as well as clear and smoked glass. We also offer tempered glass in these same colors, but our tempered glass can only be installed on side or back windows.
Contact Team Acme for Your Custom Glass Cutting Needs
We have been providing custom glass applications in the Las Vegas area for over a decade. As one of the only AGRSS certified auto glass shops in the Las Vegas area, we are committed to providing the best service for your custom glass needs. We have outfitted some of Las Vegas’ best classic cars and hot rods and love working on these creative projects. Stop by our Henderson shop or get a quote online today!
This is a special kind of glass replacement that involves laminated glass. Laminated glass consists of two flat glass pieces that are fit together using a polymer bond. Once bonded, the glass is cut to the proper shape and size to fit a particular application. This includes heavy equipment, box trucks, antique car door, and flat windshields, or any other vehicles that use flat automotive glass.
After replacing and restoring auto glass on various classic cars, hot rods, and specialty vehicles, we recognize how different the needs of each vehicle truly are. This is why we offer custom auto glass fabrication for vehicle owners who need something out of the ordinary. Whether for a classic car, a hot rod, or a completely custom project, we have all the tools and skills necessary to restore or replace your auto glass.
You may have seen films or pictures of the first Ford ever made, of cars that required cranks to start, or of the classic Ferraris from the 1960s. Some collectors love to find older models, restore and then maintain them. And who can blame them? A Cadillac or Ferrari forty years ago still has a gorgeous structure. Even the amateur car hobbyist can admire beauty.
With that said, styles have changed over the years, with how companies have adapted with the times. Many classic cars have different needs when it comes to glass restoration or replacement. This is because their shape, structure, and thickness often differ from more contemporary vehicles. You won’t find a 2020 Ford that’s the same as one that rolled off the 1920s assembly line, and that’s just one example. Our custom glass fabrication allows you to modify your car the way you’ve envisioned.
Each fabrication and installation is done on a case by case basis and we handle each project with the utmost care, consideration, and respect for your classic. Our team will spend time with you to discuss any ideas or specifications you may have to ensure that our work perfectly matches the look and period of your car.
We fabricate both flat and curved auto glass of the highest quality. Available in various thicknesses, our replacements are tailor-made to fit your hot rod like a glove. With all of our processes done in house, we’ll work with you to achieve the look and feel you want your hot rod to have.
In addition, we ensure that the glass is safe for driving. You can combine the aesthetics of vintage cars with the practicalities of twenty-first-century road safety. When we go over the details with you, we will make sure that the custom auto glass will meet the appropriate standards on the road.
Although cutting down a vehicle makes it illegal for road use, we can cut down the most glass to match the body of a show or off-road vehicle as long as the chop geometry and alignment of all glass in question is correct.
No warranty is given on chop top applications. The job can be tricky if the glass’s curves change from the top to the bottom. We always will go into the details on size preference so that you will enjoy the final result. Fitment issues and leaks are prevalent due to the modification of the vehicle.
Our experts go through the following steps to replace and design the glass on your vehicle.
We remove the old window following manufacturer specifications.
Using the old window as a template, car experts outline glass onto a new sheet of glass and begin cutting down to proper size and shape.
After the design and cutting are done, our experts smooth all edges with proper sanding techniques.
Finally, we install the new glass following the manufacturers’ specifications.
Laminated glass colors: standard Solex green, clear, and smoked.
Tempered is also available in the same colors when the size exceeds 12″. This is only useable for side and back window applications.
The custom windshield warranty is consistent with our windshield replacement warranty. Due to the customization of old vehicles, its age, and the tracks that hold many of the windows in place, the warranty will depend on the condition of the vehicle and the area where the laminated glass is installed. The better condition your vehicle is in, the better estimate we can give on potential repairs in the future.
No official warranty can be written for this type of application that the manufacturer will offer. You can only use it at the Team Acme shop, for necessary repairs and replacement. Applicable warranties become non-transferable if the vehicle is sold.
Team Acme is one of the most experienced glass auto and window tinting shops. We assist customers all over Henderson and Las Vegas within the state of Nevada. In addition, we also do custom car body and window wraps to protect your ride from the sun and to give you exactly the design that you want.
Learn more about our ability to custom cut glass for these and other applications. Drop us a line or fill out our online form to get a quote. Team Acme is ready to upgrade your sweet ride with the right window tint or glass.
You don’t want your potential customers to walk right past your business. How can you get their attention? Well, surely a sign of some sort is a necessity. Yet signage must be expressive of your brand. It must convey your message in well-chosen words and images. It need not be as complicated as it might seem. Many places of business use vinyl graphics to display the name and hours of operation, as well as listing and promoting any services or products. Sales and special offers need words and images to publicize the business’ message in a clear and distinctive manner. Of course, the goal is to meet these objectives with quality materials at an affordable price.
Custom window graphics meet this need perfectly. They are just right for displaying a brand, publicizing goods and services offered and advertising any promotional offers or sales. Any glass surface can be adorned decoratively without the need for painting. Custom graphics are more affordable, durable, and easily removed. They can be applied to interior and exterior windows.
These graphics are a creative expression of your brand. Made to order graphics allow a business on a more limited budget to brand as wisely and effectively as those with bigger budgets. This is an integral part of a company’s marketing plan. While careful consideration must be given to window advertising, professionals are here for you.
A professional in custom business window graphics can guide you through the choices and assist you in designing an attractive and effective presentation for the public. The window-advertising professionals need to have some information about the business and ideas that the owners have for the project. An understanding of the client’s budget is important at the outset.
Having measurements and pictures of the storefront, doors and/or windows included in the project is also a key piece of information. This helps the graphics team choose the appropriate materials. Knowing the budget and surface area allows the design professional to prepare a quote estimating the project’s cost. Most window graphics professionals will request a deposit before beginning to design and install the window art or advertising.
Any images, artwork or concepts of the client are the foundation of the design process. The vinyl graphics design team will share designs with the client via email. This allows for the client to respond with suggestions and further thoughts. Eventually the client must approve the team’s design. At that point, printing and cutting custom window graphics will commence. The team prepares the glass surface before the installation after the printed graphics have been allowed to outgas for a full day.
Once the artwork is in place on the window and glass surfaces, it is fun to watch the reaction of people walking by. The design will attract them to your shop almost like a magnet. The striking graphics will catch the eyes of potential customers and their feet will cross the threshold into your place where they will, in fact, be your new customer.
If you’re interested in learning more about custom window graphics from Team Acme, then check out our website today. Contact our team with any questions or concerns by calling us at 702-566-8326 or fill out our online contact form.
If you own a business with a storefront, then you are probably aware of how captivating a window can be. Decorated windows serve the purpose of convincing customers to enter a particular shop. And advertisements in windows might just be the deciding factor for purchasers who might not have otherwise entered the store if, for example, the store did not have window advertisements that appealed to the shopper.
Team Acme, an auto glass repair and replacement shop in Henderson, Nevada, is proud to offer customers window art and advertising services. If you are a business owner and think that your store or business might benefit from the implementation of lettering or graphics on any window(s), then read on to learn more about what Team Acme can do for you.
What Can Be Done with Window Art and Advertising?
Whatever you are looking to advertise, Team Acme’s crew of talented and professional graphic designers and technicians can create a masterpiece for you. Our services are not limited to applying graphics or lettering to commercial windows. If you are looking to advertise on your vehicle, the back window of a car is an excellent place to display a company logo or message to inform the world what your business can do.
For commercial locations, window art and advertising can pull pedestrian attention towards your store and might just convince them to walk inside. Graphics and lettering on your storefront windows or entrance can help customers locate a way inside, tell people what your business does, or inform people about any deals that are in effect.
Window art and advertising is a great way to differentiate a business from the competition and make the location or services offered stand out. By using your business’ logo or displaying what services your company provides, onlookers will have the opportunity to become aware of who you are and how you can benefit them.
Team Acme’s Process for Designing and Installing Window Art and Advertising
When our customers come in to Team Acme for window art and advertising services, we like to begin with a general idea of what type of project is desired and the estimated budget needed to get it done. Once we have a grasp on what is expected, our team can determine which materials are needed and how much surface area we are going to have to cover effectively and efficiently.
After supplying our team with pictures and measurements of the windows that will be used, the customer will receive a quote estimating how much the project is expected to cost. Team Acme asks customers for an initial deposit before we begin the process of design and installation.
We begin the design process by using any ideas or artwork a customer has. Once we begin designing, our team will communicate with the customer via email sending designs for approval and thoughts. Once the artwork is approved, Team Acme will begin the print and/or cutting portion of the project.
Before installing the printed graphics, the print must outgas for 24 hours. Once the print is ready, we clean the glass in which the print will be applied and then professionally complete the installation.
See What Team Acme Can Do: Visit Our Website
Window art is one the most effective ways to advertise a business. Plus, vinyl is easy to remove, update and modify. So what are you waiting for?
Visit Team Acme’s website today in order to receive your free quote. View our gallery of projects we have completed in the past. Learn more about our installation process. And contact Team Acme with any questions by calling 702-566-8326 or fill out our online contact form.
Do you have a classic car or hotrod that has sustained damage to either its windshield or other window? If so, you’ve likely found out that finding replacement glass for classic vehicles is extremely difficult. While you may be able to find replacement glass at a junk yard, how do you know if this glass has not already been compromised?
Luckily, the auto glass professionals at Team Acme have years of experience creating custom windows and windshields for all types of classic cars, trucks and hot rods. In this blog we’ll offer a few tips for those looking to replace any type of auto glass on their classic vehicles.
Repair or Replace?
If your vehicle is over 30 years old and your windshield or auto glass sustains damage, you may be better off replacing the entire piece of glass as opposed to electing to have it repaired. Repairs to cracks and chips in an old windshield or window are not likely to last very long. New custom auto glass is a much better option, not only for aesthetic reasons, but for your safety as well.
Where Can I Find Auto Glass for My Classic Vehicle?
As mentioned above, finding replacement auto glass for your classic vehicle will likely be difficult. This is why the auto glass professionals at Team Acme suggest that you invest in custom glass replacement. Buying a new piece of glass from a supplier that will fit your classic vehicle is likely out of the question. At Team Acme, we offer custom glass replacement services that take into consideration the unique auto glass qualities of classic cars.
Why Classic Vehicles Need Custom Auto Glass?
Many classic vehicles have much different needs when it comes to glass replacement or restoration. This is because auto glass in classic vehicles differs in shape, thickness and structure, compared to today’s more modern vehicles. At Team Acme, our custom class fabrication process allows you to modify your classic vehicle in any way that you see fit.
Each auto glass fabrication done at Team Acme is done on an individual basis to ensure that we meet the needs and considerations of each of our customers. Our team will work directly with you to discuss any ideas and requirements you may have to make sure that the finished product matches the look and time period of your car.
Team Acme Classic Vehicle Window Replacement Process
Each classic auto window replacement that we perform follows the following stringent process.
Interested in Custom Windows for Your Classic Vehicle?
If you’re interested in learning more about our auto glass replacement services for classic vehicles, feel free to reach out to the experienced Team Acme team today by phone at 702-566-8326 or request a free auto glass quote online.
It’s happened to all of us: we’re in the car and a hard-to-read bumper sticker or massive design on the back window of a vehicle catches our attention. It’s impossible to not look—we must find out what it says and what it’s for. Many times, we learn some useless information—such as, the driver completed a half-marathon or has three children and two cats—but, needless to say, this is the reason mobile advertising is so effective: people are drawn to anything around them that is remotely interesting and eye-catching.
The same goes for store windows and doors. If you advertise on glass, people will notice it. And if it’s for a service they find they need or become interested in, they might come to you for business.
The Benefits of Advertising on Glass
Besides the fact that advertising on store and automobile windows is effective, there are many reasons why advertising on glass might be just what your business is looking for:
When it comes to the content of what is being advertised, there are many ways to make your business known. Team Acme can help set you and your business up with something modest or, in the opposite direction, something that will completely transform your business and how it is viewed by the world.
There are many different options when it comes to the material used for advertising on glass. Team Acme offers block-out vinyl, frosted films, plotted vinyl, print/dye cut, reflective and one-way window vision when it comes to meeting your window advertising needs.
What Can You Do With Window Advertising
With Team Acme, you can wrap your entire car to make one huge advertisement for your business or you could just advertise on the windows. The back window of your vehicle is prime real estate for advertising and getting the message you want to get across out there.
At your actual business location, Team Acme can help you to create a design for your door to help customers locate the entrance to your business. Window advertisements can also be made to display products, discounts and examples of your work in your business’ location.
The best benefit of window advertising is that it can help set your business apart from everyone else. Window advertisements increase the curiosity of potential customers and get them through your door. Ultimately, window advertisements improve the awareness of your brand.
Team Acme’s Process
When it comes to window advertisements, Team Acme’s process begins with getting a general idea of the design and the budget the project will entail. We decide on which vinyl we will use and how much surface area the project will cover. When we are working with the design, we will constantly communicate with the customer using detailed visual emails to make sure we are doing a satisfactory job.
Once the artwork is approved, we start the print and/or cutting of the graphics and come to your location to begin the installation. The amount of time needed for installation and the prices for each project vary based on a few different factors that are detailed more on our website.
Are You Interested in Window Advertising?
If you think that window advertising could be good for your business, then give Team Acme a call today! As an auto-glass repair specialist that excels in customization, design, production and installation, Team Acme can make your vision a reality.
You can find all sorts of classic vehicles roaming the streets of Las Vegas as well as some five-star hotel lobbies. Whether they’re decked out with graphic images, gold plating or a full glitter cover, every car is unique in its own way.
Some classic vehicle owners tend to modify their car’s appearance to fit a more contemporary scheme; many do so by updating the car’s vintage glass. Due to the fact that classic cars come in sizes, shapes, and thicknesses that differ from those of modern vehicles, a customized glass cut is necessary to change a vehicle’s appeal.
What Is Classic Vehicle Glass Cutting?
In order to adapt to the construction of a classic vehicle, the glass replacement process involves the use of laminated glass, which is made up of two flat glass pieces that are held together with a polymer blend. This glass is cut to a specific shape and size suitable to its specific application, which can include everything from antique car doors and flat windshields, among others.
Team Acme’s Processes
Team Acme realizes the importance of each vehicle’s particular needs, which is why we offer custom auto glass production processes for those who’d like to step out of the box when it comes to their vehicle’s design. Following the instructions listed by the vehicle’s manufacturer, we firstly remove the old window and we use it as a template.
Next, we outline the glass onto a new glass sheet and start cutting it down to the right size and shape. Then, using the right sanding techniques, we smooth out all the edges and finally install the new glass according to the manufacturer’s instruction.
Glass Cutting for Hot Rods and Chop Tops
Team Acme uses high quality flat and curved glass, which can be utilized for several types of applications. Our tailored glass applications can perfectly fit your hot rod. As far as chop tops go, we can cut down most glass to fit a vehicle’s desired look while making sure that the chop geometry and alignment are correct.
What Kind of Glass Can You Find at Team Acme?
We have different laminated glass colors including standard solex green, clear and smoked. When the size of the glass exceeds 12 inches, tempered glass can be found in the same colors. Tempered glass can only be applied on side and back windows.
Chop top applications don’t come with a warranty. The modification of the vehicle may cause leaks or fitment issues. Our custom windshield warranty is the same as our windshield replacement warranty.
Just as each vehicle requires a special kind of glass replacement due its size, shape, and age, each warranty differs based on such elements, along with factors like the vehicle’s condition and location in which the laminated glass will be installed. You may not transfer applicable warranties if the vehicle is sold.
Contact Team Acme
To get a quote for your vehicle and/or more information on our custom cut glass processes, call Team Acme today. We can help you stand out with a creative vehicle wrap that will have all heads turning in Vegas.
Window art is fast becoming one of the best and most effective forms of advertising. Put your art or message on your storefront or vehicle windows. Easy to remove and update, wraps don’t require permits and they keep you current. Use them to advertise your newest products and even specials on products or brands offered.
With several different options to choose from, including block-out vinyl, frosted films, plotted vinyl, print/die cut, reflective, and one-way window vision, the possibilities are limitless. We can set you up with something as simple as white cut letters to full on, extreme business or vehicle makeovers.
We like to start with a general idea and a budget. This helps us decide what type of vinyl we will use and how much surface area we can cover effectively and efficiently. With pictures and measurements of the window(s), we can get you a quote for the project.
After a deposit has been collected, we will collect any art the customer has that is to be used and start the design and proofing with visual emails. Pick one of the designs we provide and we’ll give you a round of changes for free.
Once the artwork is approved, we start the print and/or cutting of your graphics. Print will need to outgas for 24 hours minimum before installation. We’ll clean the mount side of the of the glass prior to installation. Your sales rep will be able to give you an appointment date and time as well as an estimated time for completion.
Due to the many different ways to display graphics (wraps) on glass, the warranties change per job based on the vinyl manufacturer’s specifications. Please ask your sales person to advise you on the particular vinyl and warranty available per the manufacturer.
Using your windows as works of art and as advertisements is quickly becoming one of the most effective means of advertisement. Let us design and install your next graphic. Call (702) 566-8326 or get a quote today!
No one likes window tint scratches. That telltale sign of light window on a car or truck tells us that we need to make a repair. We are more likely to see them with darker tints since lighter spots will appear marking the scratches. They are a sign of damage, which no person wants to note on their car windows.
Usually, an external force or object rubs against the tint film and causes it to peel. Debris can gather under each window’s weather stripping and scratch against the tint as you roll them up and down. These can also cause streaks while banging your seatbelts against windows can cause tiny chips. Never wipe a window covered in tint with a paper towel, because the fabrics can also cause scratches.
In extreme cases, collisions and accidents can lead to scratches. This would logically happen because the window glass would crack or shatter if stray objects or another car crashed into them. With that said, we recommend in the extreme cases to leave it to the professionals for repairing tint. Our processes are best used for the tiny chips and streaks.
You need to repair these tint scratches, the little ones, and the large ones. While they seem small, they let in small bits of sun that allow it to bleach the interiors of your vehicles. Then that ruins the whole point of getting tint to protect the car’s interior from sun exposure.
We always recommend using a professional. Doing a patch job at home is very risky to the car, and to the remaining window tint. There is the risk of accidentally scratching the window glass directly with your razor blade, or compromising the integrity of the whole. When you have a tint removal expert on the job, you can ensure that you won’t get any further cracks, bubbles or creases.
More importantly, professionals are familiar with local regulations. The state of Nevada has specific percentages about how dark a window tint can be, for the driver’s safety. When you trust a window tint shop to make your replacement, you will always follow the law.
At Team Acme, we always replace the entire window for reasonable service costs. Patches on a window scratch are fairly obvious if a person looks closely. They also can be applied poorly and compromise the integrity of the whole.
We ensure that the windows are clean and wash them before starting. That way we can see the scratches and streaks and any other potential issues. During our process, we heat the window so as to remove the film more easily. After cutting out the replacement tint, we press it to the wet window surface and shrink it prevent bubbles. After applying the tint and pressing, your window looks good as new!
Team Acme specializes in custom vinyl wraps and window tints which will protect you from the Las Vegas sun. Our experts are always willing to answer questions about vinyl tinting, how to make small repairs, and when you need to get a repair job from an expert.
Reach out to us today to find out more about repairing your window tint scratches and when to switch to a new wrap. Promote your business, increase your vehicle’s shelf life, and prevent unnecessary sun exposure in the hottest climates.