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!