While it may not add to the aesthetic appeal of your car, retention tape helps you fix the positioning of the moldings and keeps the glass in place while it’s curing. So we recommend that you to let it stay on for the following 24–48 hours.
How long after replacing a windshield can you wash your car?
The general rule is to wait for about 48 hours after your window replacement before you can do a DIY car wash. The reason for this is that the replacement procedure most often includes attaching the windshield with an adhesive substance, which needs to dry in order to keep tight and strong.
Can I drive right after windshield replacement?
How long will it be before I can safely drive my vehicle? You can usually drive away one hour after a windshield replacement, or immediately after a repair or side window replacement.