Common terms used by technicians in the auto glass industry
“Recently I was surprised to hear one of my colleagues had never heard of the term “decking.” That instance got me thinking, glass techs do speak a language of their own. A good example is from previous Education Committee debates, where I learned there are a lot of colloquial names for plastic sticks like, bones, fiber sticks, and the always popular “pooky sticks”; different terms were used based on the location.
I thought it would be beneficial to start a glossary of terms and add them to the dictionary of auto glass terminology. Here are some to start:
Decking refers to the act of pressing the glass downward into its final position on an applied adhesive. A common phrase would be, I decked the glass into position on the pinchweld.”
To learn more terms in the auto glass industry, check out the full article.
As customers, you won’t need to know or understand the technical jargon that auto glass techs use on a daily basis. However, if you read the entire post, you may just have a new appreciation for the complex processes that technicians must undertake. Of course, if you’ve heard of a term that isn’t on the list, just ask us! We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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