Protecting the pinchweld while removing glass has always been a problem for technicians. Every protector technicians used could not withstand the repeated hits by power tool blades. Additionally, blades can jump out of the pinchweld, leaving the paint exposed to potential harm. Tape works to some extent but will not hold sufficient downward pressure to keep pinchweld protectors in place. The solution to this problem is Ricochet™ Pinchweld Protection System, invented by Equalizer’s own Gilbert Gutierrez.
This kit includes four different lengths of a high impact plastic that will absorb repeated strikes from blades. It uses a vacuum hold down tool to keep the pinchweld protector in place. There are many places where this can be useful, like new vehicles that do not have molding around the glass. Small nicks on these types of vehicles are easy to see and can result in having to have part of the vehicle repainted. Ricochet™ Pinchweld Protection System includes: one each 12”, 18”, 24”, and 48” long pinchweld protectors plus four vacuum hold down tools.
Protecting the pinchweld when removing the glass has always been a problem for technicians. When a protector was placed between the glass and pinchweld the repeated hits by a power tool blade would cause that protector to jump out of the pinchweld, leaving the paint exposed to potential harm and tape would work to some extent, but would not hold sufficient downward pressure to keep the pinchweld protector in place.
Equalizer’s own Gilbert Gutierrez came up with a solution to use hold-down vacuum cups in conjunction with a protector. When Equalizer placed the vacuum cups with the BounceBACK™, a metal protector coated with impact absorbing tape, invented by John Hutzel, we produced the BounceBACK™ Pinchweld Protection System. The 4 different lengths of coated pliable metal can be bent around any curve and will absorb repeated striking from the blade. There are many places where BounceBACK™ will be useful, but most important are the new vehicles that have no molding around the glass. Even a small nick on those vehicles is easy to see from outside and can result in the need to have that part of the vehicle repainted. The BounceBACK™ Pinchweld Protection System includes one of each 12”, 18”, 24”, and 48” long coated pinchweld protectors, and four vacuum cup hold-down tools.
After extended use, the coating on the pinchweld protectors can become worn. When this happens you can remove the old coating and replace it with a fresh coating of impact absorbing tape. Each roll is 2” wide and 180’ long.
Equalizer® Pumper™ helps prevent neck injuries to the auto glass technician. Automobile windshields are now installed with a thick band of urethane across the bottom. This thick band is difficult to cut from the outside of the automobile and must be cut free from the inside. Technicians sometimes use the top of their heads to push out on the top of the windshield as they cut across the bottom. We developed this inflatable bag to push out on the glass for you. It exerts over two hundred pounds of outward pressure over a one-foot area. You will find it useful in areas where you want to exert constant outward pressure while cutting urethane. Made with a tough, vinyl-encased exterior.