Learn to Blow Glass

Glass blowing is a wonderful hobby that results in some beautiful artwork for your home. My name is Natalie, and I started in glass blowing as a hobbyist, but now I teach classes in this skill. Some people think glass blowing is difficult or dangerous. That's not the case at all. As you build your skill level, you will find that you learn very quickly. In this blog, I will examine the misconceptions about glass blowing and teach you some of the techniques. I will also give you helpful tips about where to find a glass so you can practice this new skill yourself.

How To Weatherproof Your Windshield This Winter


There are steps that you can take to protect your windshield against damage and to ensure that you are able to safely see out of your windshield this winter. If you want a windshield that will keep you safe in any weather, follow the four steps below.  

Fix Any Damage 

First, you need to make sure your windshield is not damaged at all. If your windshield has any cracks or scratches on it, you need to have an auto glass repair service look at your windshield.  

They will be able to fill in and fix any shallow cracks or scratches on your windshield. If you have any serious cracks on your windshield, they will replace your windshield and install a new, strong, safe windshield.  

It is important to take care of cracks and scratches before winter really starts. Extremely cold temperatures can easily make that small little crack in the corner of your windshield grow to take over your entire windshield, changing an easy repair job into a window replacement job.  

Fixing damage to your windshield now can save you money and will ensure you have a good view of the road to keep you safe.   

Treat it With Rain Repellent 

Next, when it is raining or snowing really hard, you need more than your windshield wipers to keep your safe. You need to have a windshield that is treated with a rain repellent coating. A rain repellent coating will help the water roll of your windshield with ease.  

Although you can purchase a rain repellent spray at an auto parts store and spray it on yourself, for the best results, you should have a professional treat your windshield. They will make sure your windshield is clean and will have high-quality rain repellents that they can apply to your windshield.  

A windshield replacement company should be able to apply a professional layer of rain repellent.  

Use Defogging Products 

Next, you should use either an anti-fogging or an anti-frost product on your windshield. This product is applied to the inside of your windshield and will help keep your windshield from getting all fogged up in the morning.  

Once again, a windshield replacement company can do more than replace your windshield. They can also help apply products, such as an anti-fog or anti-frost spray that will help keep your windshield clean.  

Install New Wiper Blades 

Finally, you should install new wiper blades. Put strong wiper blades on your vehicle; this will help keep your vehicle clean. Also, old windshield wipers can compromise the integrity of your windshield wipers. If you purchase your windshield wipers at an auto parts store or at an oil change shop, they will change out the windshield wipers for you. 

Weatherproof your windshield by fixing up any damage, treat the windshield with rain repellent, apply a defogging product on the inside of the windshield, and install new wiper blades. You don't have to do all of these tasks on your own; a windshield replacement company can both repair your windshield and help you take care of your windshield by applying rain repellent and defogging products to the glass and installing your new wiper blades as well.  


30 September 2019