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Old 07-05-2003, 18:24   #1 (permalink)
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Does Window glass weaken?

is it just me or does window glass on old cars weaken?

its a joke how easy it is to shatter them

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Old 07-06-2003, 00:16   #2 (permalink)
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I also find old car window glass scratches very easily too..

Is the glass different in newer cars?? its still the toughned stuff isint it?

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Re: Does Window glass weaken?

Glass is a liquid.. As time goes on it will get thinner at the top and thicker at the bottom.

Also you'll find that old glass is not toughened as the old windscreens were just laminated glass. I don't know if auto glass was ever mercury floated but that may have some different strength differences to drawn glass. How old of glass are you talking about? Most modern glass also has some form of coating and light factory tinting - that helps hold it in place..

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Re: Does Window glass weaken?

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Glass is a liquid.. As time goes on it will get thinner at the top and thicker at the bottom.
True, but the viscosity is so high it takes hundreds and hundreds of years to become even slightly apparent.
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don't the geeks call it a "super-cooled liquid" or some nard ?

where's the propellor-head smilie in here ?

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Re: Does Window glass weaken?

yeah i think it weakens over time my ea's glass scratches really easy
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