removing rear quarter window from part-out Avant

Ben Swann benswann at
Fri Jul 23 10:37:20 EDT 2004

Thanks for the clarification Phil..Ben

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Phil Rose" <pjrose at>
To: "Ben Swann" <benswann at>
Cc: <200q20v at>
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: removing rear quarter window from part-out Avant

> At 1:26 AM -0400 7/23/04, Ben Swann wrote:
> >The stuff is safe(er) because you don't get sliced up, but might get 
> >pretty well abraded in an accident.  I think most windsheilds and 
> >door windows have all the glass iencased in a plastic sheet of 
> >material that retains the  glass bits.
> No, the windshield glass is not "encased" in plastic. The 
> safety-glass window has a polymer layer (polyvinyl butyral, known as 
> "Butvar") which is sandwiched--laminated--between two layers of 
> glass. Hence the plastic tends to be encased by glass, not the other 
> way around. This strong, flexible plastic adheres very tightly to the 
> glass, so when the glass is broken it minimizes the free bits and 
> exposure of dangerous edges.
> Phil
> -- 
> Phil Rose
> Rochester, NY
> mailto:pjrose at

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