Rochester Auto Show

Ray Sands Glass will be participating in the 2008 Rochester Auto Show all this week at the Riverside Convention Center. 

2008  Rochester Auto Show Schedule:
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 – 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Thursday, February 28, 2008- 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday, February 29, 2008- 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, March 1, 2008- 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Sunday, March 2, 2008- 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

2008 Rochester Auto Show Admission Prices:
Adults: $8.00
Seniors: $6.00
Children under 12: $3.00
Children under 5: Free Continue reading

Pickup Truck Tonneau Covers

If you have been shopping around for a truck tonneau cover, then you know the options of  colors, brands, even prices can be overwhelming.  But really there are two basic types: soft vinyl tonneau and hard plastic or fiberglass tonneau.  Both have their benefits and deficits.

  I would say a hard cover is more of a security investment.  Hard tonneau covers are secured with front and rear key lock – making it a lot harder for someone to break in, but with hatches at both ends provides easy access for the truck owner.  I would usually recommend a hard tonneau cover for anyone who keeps a lot of expensive equipment or tools in the truck bed – especially over night.  Continue reading

Do You Really Need a Windshield Replacement?

Really there a lot of different ways to tell if can have your windshield repaired or if you really need a replacement.  To start you don’t want to repair anything in the driver’s line of vision.  So you can sit in the car and look straight ahead and mark that point with your finger, if the crack or chip is within six inches of that point then it shouldn’t be repaired.  Repair does not make the chip or crack disappear – just prevents it from spreading and restores structural integrity as well as appearance.

Some repair shops will tell you they can fix a crack up to twelve inches long.  I just don’t believe there is any way it can be done safely, maintaining the structural integrity of the car.  The windshield plays a big role in supporting the roof of the car, I wouldn’t be comfortable repairing anything larger than a quarter.  If the damage to the windshield can be completely covered with a quarter it can most likely be repaired safely, without compromising any roof support. Continue reading

Aquapel – Put to the test

I found this old post on Autoblog they put Aquapel to the test versus the more well known RainX.  The results of the experiment speak for themselves and if you read the comments, most people who have tried Aquapel don’t go back to RainX.

Residential Window Tinting

Residential Window Tinting Film is a product that has really gotten a bad name in the past, so a lot of people don’t even consider it.  When most of us think of window tinting on buildings we think of the type used on office buildings and skyscrapers  that give them that mirrored appearance during the day.

The old residential window film had a very reflective, metallized look to it, so understandably lots of private communities and condos don’t allow it.  But with new films there is no “mirror effect” at all and they can be almost colorless so they’re virtually invisible.  Continue reading