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I only do two or three windshields a year, maybe 15 or 20 overall, so my experience is limited. My only real issue has been the v-notch in the urethane nozzle. I have an Equalizer notching tool, but after seeing some pre-notched nozzles available I think I'm doing it wrong. I cut two v notches in the nozzle 180 degrees apart, but the pre-notched ones only have a single notch. Which is correct?
I’m confused, so you have two V notches in each tip on the polar opposite of each other? Which direction do you shoot your bead in? Are the notches side by side as you shoot or front to back? That’s one massive bead if you have two beads going simultaneously. I must not be understanding your question
so you have two V notches in each tip on the polar opposite of each other?
Yes. Seemed natural to have the urethane flow out between the notches while I held the 2 tips of the nozzle against the pinchweld and moved it along. The bead is no larger than the v groove but sometimes if I don't move quick enough the urethane can ooze out the leading side.
Just tried a single notch on a Chevy Cruze. Works much smoother than how I was doing it before. Only issue is when pulling a bead toward you on the upper side, you can't see the output from the nozzle when reaching to the center of the car. Not a big problem.