removing rear quarter window from part-out Avant

Ben Swann benswann at
Fri Jul 23 01:26:16 EDT 2004

Well - it fragments into randomly shaped bits about 1/4" in diameter.  Basically the thing went from being one large peice of glass to a million peices in sub-second time.  made a big POW! noise, but absolutely no injury to myself.  Non-safety might have be shards that could have severed a limb or gone through my foot.  The safety glasses keep a piece from going into your eye, and wearing gloves prevented me from having a few small peices imbeded in my hand.

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.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Dan DiBiase 
  To: Brett Dikeman ; Ben Swann ; Craig Gary 
  Cc: Ben Swann ; quattro at ; 200q20v at 
  Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 12:32 PM
  Subject: Re: removing rear quarter window from part-out Avant

    Ben Swann wrote:

    >I spent the better part of 3 hours and had the rear quarter window 
    >to the point of doing the victory dance - it was hanging from the 
    >top rubber sealant after carefully cutting around. Giving it a 
    >steady pull as the remaining sealant was slowly pealing away while 
    >thinking I had it made, but for some reason the thing exploding into 
    >a million pieces!

    Then Brett said:

    Kind of surprising- I would have thought the stuff would be safety 
    glass and hence crack, but not "explode".

    So Dan sez:

    I thought that was the point behind safety glass - no big pieces left to slice open the skin.......?

    Dan D

    '04 A4 1.8T q MT-6

    Central NJ USA

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