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Laminated glass windshield not required

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Vic4Model3, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. Vic4Model3

    Vic4Model3 Member

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    Just now watched a youtube.com video of a model S windshield blowout, where an object striking the windshield caused glass fragments to enter the inside of the car. It's unlikely the windshield is laminated.

    The MX is likely using some other form of safety glass. I assume Tesla feels it's still safe from road debris.
     
  2. xkwizit

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    Would you mind posting a link of the video?
     
  3. Vic4Model3

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    I would but don't know how.
    Search for tesla0020. It's by M Subasic.
     
  4. TS14PCC

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    This is the one. Hope my first attempt at a link works
     
  5. Vic4Model3

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    Job done! Thanks.
     
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    The front windshield, pano roof, and rear hatch glass are all marked as "LamiSafe" glass, for laminated safety glass.
     
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  7. Vic4Model3

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    Great news, thanks for the clarification.
    Waiting patiently for MX 5 seater.
    Funny how I tired waiting for my M3 reservation and ordered an MX. If the M3 2nd reveal still looks sweet next year, then the M3 reservation stays in place.
     
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    madodel X at the end of a rainbow

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    If you get an X you are going to replace with a Model Ξ or get it in addition? From my experience once you drive an X nothing else compares.
     
  9. bikeandsail

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    I had a windshield hit with laminated safety glass that put glass particles throughout the inside of the car. The fact that happened does not mean the windshield is not laminated only that it was a serious hit to the windshield.
     
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    Just watched the video...

    Remind me to never visit Alberta. Wow.
     
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  11. Vic4Model3

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    Definitely in addition.
     
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    Come during December /January there are no rocks, soft snow and welcoming wind chill
     
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    You have jumped ahead in the Queue for Model 3 as a Tesla owner.
     
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    I think windshields must be laminated by federal law.
     
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    All windshields must be laminated safety glass, per FMVSS.

    Laminated glass is stronger than other forms of glass and will hold together longer under heavy impacts, but can still result in glass "dust" inside the vehicle on hard impacts.

    The reason for this is the lamination layer is flexible, while the glass bonded to it is not. When you have a hard hit, the whole section will flex. Most of the glass will stay bonded to the lamination, but a little bit farthest from the lamination layer that flexes the most can shatter and separate.

    Long story short, this is normal under particularly hard hits.
     
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    Here is a link to AGC's page about Lamisafe glass. It contains more info, including technical info.
     

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