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What type of glass is the pano roof made of?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by AMPd, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. AMPd

    AMPd Active Member

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    Just wondering if the glass is made with similar materials as the windshield. I'm wondering if it shatters on impact like door windows or if its like the windshield where the glass would still be intact even when broken.
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    It's supposed to be laminated high performance glass. If so it won't shatter.
     
  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Web researchers, here's the data you need (hopefully).

    Front windshield
    DOT-376
    M8442 AS1
    30E
    LAMISAFE

    Front triangle windows (behind the side mirrors)
    (E6) 43R-001074
    DOT-376 M2H5 AS2
    A006451 30E
    TEMPERLITE

    Driver and passenger windows
    DOT-376
    M2H5 AS2
    30E
    TEMPERLITE

    Rear triangle windows (below rear hatch)
    (E6) 43R-008010
    DOT-376 M2H4 AS2
    A006451 30E
    TEMPERLITE

    Roof panels (front and rear)
    DOT-376
    M6K3U2 AS3
    30E
    LAMISAFE

    My photos turned out lame. Text form is likely more useful anyway.

    Also, an old thread that might be of interest:
    Panoramic sunroof
     
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  4. AMPd

    AMPd Active Member

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    Thank you brianman and jerry
    that answers my question
     
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    When I first took delivery I was concerned about heat transfer through the panoramic roof without a sunshade. I have been very impressed with it. The AGC Lamisafe glass used for the pano roof must have a high quality Low-E coating. There is not much heat transfer. It's quite impressive!
     
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    The only car I could find with a laminated roof. Wanted it on the Audi Q7, but found out it was the same tempered s#$t as in all other marques than Tesla.
     
  7. Texas

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    To Brianman: Because I have had a few worrisome skin problems, I need to have good information about the glass in the Tesla Model S sunroof. You seem to have found it. Exactly where did you find this information? Thanks.
     
  8. Texas

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    Although not especially easy to see, on my May 2015 Model S, "LAMISAFE" is imprinted on both parts of the panoramic roof glass and the liftgate. So I have answered my own question.

    This means Tesla's glass prevents the glass roof explosions in other automobile brands that have recently been the subject of articles in Consumer Reports and other media. Lamisafe has also been certified by The Skin Cancer Foundation, a U.S. medical nonprofit, as filtering out 99% of UV radiation.

    It would be interesting to hear whether all Tesla models in all years have laminated glass in all-glass roofs and sunroof/ panoramic roofs. I suspect laminated glass is used across the board, but would like confirmation.
     
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  9. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    IIRC it was directly from the labelling on the glass itself (on vehicle - TesS).
     

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