Re: [DML] Ever wonder how your windshield is made?
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Re: [DML] Ever wonder how your windshield is made?


Glass is far more scratch resistant than any rigid, clear plastic.  You know a windshield is two pieces of glass with plastic sandwiched in between, it gives the non shattering properties.

Why not two thin sheets of glass with a polymer in between?  Too expensive, glass is cheap.

Bob 10961

From: Farrar Hudkins <fhudkins@xxxxxxxxx>
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 1:06:33 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] Ever wonder how your windshield is made?

I have often wondered why windshields are still made from glass. Why not 
make the windshield out of thicker transparent vinyl? Or for better 
scratch resistance, you could use a polycarbonate material. As long as 
it can be pushed out from the inside in the event of an accident, I 
can't see why it would be a bigger problem than glass.

I hope someone can answer this question. I have no engineering 
experience, just a load of questions. :)

Farrar Hudkins

cbl1739 wrote:
> Ever wonder how your windshield is made?
> Here is one reason WHY it would be Expensive to make a batch of new
> Delorean Windshields. ..the most EXPENSIVE part of making a New Delorean
> Windshield is the Bending Frame the video towards the
> ending to see how that is done.
> com/watch? v=fg3moEI9V5g 
> < com/watch? v=fg3moEI9V5g>
> Claude

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