removing rear quarter window from part-out Avant
benswann at comcast.net
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 audifans.com ; 200q20v at audifans.com
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.......?
'04 A4 1.8T q MT-6
Central NJ USA
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