Windscreen replacement and installation

Windscreen replacement and installation

  • A range of one-component polyurethane adhesives, designed for windscreen, side and rear window bonding. Easy to extrude with 3M™ Applicators, the adhesive comes in various sizes of sachet and cartridge. Three versions are available allowing drive-away times of one, three or eight hours.

  • Glass Solution

    Glass Solution for Windshield Replacement

      • Wide range offering 1 to 8-hour drive-away times
      • Clear and safe application method
      • User friendly cartridges and sachets
      • New 1-hour High Modulus Low Conductivity product
      * all 3M Windscreen Bonding Products are specifically designed for efficient use with pneumatic applicators

3-step Easy Windscreen Replacement System


Step 1 - Pinch weld preparation

  • Step 1

    Remove the old windshield and clean the original polyurethane adhesive using 3M™ Adhesive Cleaner 08984. Allow to dry and, using a knife, reduce the polyurethane thickness to 1 mm.

    Use 3M™ Single Step Low VOC Primer 58012 to protect exposed bare metal from corrosion.

Step 2 - Windshield preparation

Ceramic ( Fritted glass )

  • Step 2

    Always ensure that surfaces are clean and free from contamination.

    Use 3M™ Glass Cleaner 08631 or 3M™ Adhesive Cleaner 08984 on Red Scotch-Brite™ Material.

    Clean with a light action.

    Apply a thin layer of 3M™ Single Step Low VOC Primer 58012 to the Glass Ceramic with a 3M™ Applicator 08605 and leave for a minimum of 10 minutes.

Alternatively and as appropriate, use 3M™ Activator 50661, which is developed specifically for Encapsulated , Pre-Applied and Pre-Primed windshields.

  • Encapsulated

    Encapsulated

  • Pre-Applied PU

  • Pre-Primed

    Pre-Primed

Step 3 - Fitting the windshield

Apply selected 3M™ Glass Adhesive with appropriate applicator to the newly prepared windshield or prepared pinch weld as appropriate. For product and applicator overview see below.

  • Step 3A
  • Step 3B
Fit the windshield on the pinch weld , clean with 3M™ Glass Cleaner 08631 and 3M™ Panel Wipe.
  •  Step 3C
  • Step 3D

Drive Away Time


  • 1 Hour

    3M™ Glass Adhesive 1-hour HLMC
    Part Number: 58015
    Pack: Cartridge
    Size: 310ml

    3M™ Glass Adhesive 1-hour HLMC
    Part Number: 50681
    Pack: Sachet
    Size: 415ml

  • 3 Hours

    3M™ Glass Adhesive FC
    Part Number: 8613
    Pack: Cartridge
    Size: 310ml

    3M™ Glass Adhesive FC
    Part Number: 8628
    Pack: Sachet
    Size: 310ml

    3M™ Glass Adhesive FC
    Part Number: 8629
    Pack: Sachet
    Size: 415ml

  • 8 Hours

    3M™ Glass Adhesive
    Part Number: 8603
    Pack: Cartridge
    Size: 310ml

    3M™ Glass Adhesive
    Part Number: 8615
    Pack: Sachet
    Size: 310ml

    3M™ Glass Adhesive
    Part Number: 8616
    Pack: Sachet
    Size: 415ml

Primer/Activator


Designed to promote adhesion between the chosen 3M Adhesive and the glass. Select the correct primer/activator depending on windshield type.

3M™ Glass Adhesives (Cartridges & Sachets)

3M™ Applicators

3M Applicators

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