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Old 11-10-2003, 17:22   #1 (permalink)
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"Fat Glass" syndrome

I've been thinking about the old EL "Fat Glass" syndrome of sticking windows and so on, which we know is caused by the EL glass being thicker than the EF's, while using the same rubbers.

I'm wondering what are the advantages of the thicker glass ? I would expect some improvement in nvh and strength, but can't really think of anything else.

I'm thinking of perhaps grabbing some EF glass to replace the EL glass, and maybe solve the problems of sticking. The other reason for getting a second set of glass, is that it would allow me to get it tinted off the car, perhaps being cheaper, and also getting a better fit (none of those gaps around the edge where they can't get to). This leads to another question though, of whether having the tint all the way to the edge would cause it to be worn or rubbed off through travel up and down the channels...

Its probably too expensive to be practical, but . . Ideas / Suggestions / Criticisms (is it a crazy idea ?)
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Re: "Fat Glass" syndrome

Noise - makes the car quiter inside, thats the real reason for thicker glass - plain and simple :D

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Re: "Fat Glass" syndrome

And unless you take windows out for a living dont get them tinted while they are off the car because it is very easy to scratch the tint when putting the windows back in and also they like to tint the windows when they are in a near vertical position otherwise dust will fall on the window and be trapped under the tint
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heh, thanks cogo :)
Its a good enuff excuse for me not to bother :)

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