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Has anyone had problems with their laminated glass in their "R"s? I had a friend that had a 1998 Bimmer 740i that had laminated glass and it was cloudy were it was separating on all 4 passenger windows.
 

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Re: Laminated Glass (2005VolvoVR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>2005VolvoVR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Has anyone had problems with their laminated glass in their "R"s? I had a friend that had a 1998 Bimmer 740i that had laminated glass and it was cloudy were it was separating on all 4 passenger windows. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>80k and 5 plus years, no issues.
 

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Re: Laminated Glass (2005VolvoVR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>2005VolvoVR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Has anyone had problems with their laminated glass in their "R"s? I had a friend that had a 1998 Bimmer 740i that had laminated glass and it was cloudy were it was separating on all 4 passenger windows. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>No problems here in an 05 SR with 60K on it. I love the laminated glass feature, don't want to go back to "regular" glass! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Laminated Glass (George @ ViVA)

No problems on the '04
 

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Re: Laminated Glass (2005VolvoVR)

No problems after 5 years.......and definitely nice to have.
 

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Re: Laminated Glass (MagoonR)

'05 with 50k and no problems.
 

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Re: Laminated Glass (2005VolvoVR)

05 VR with 95k miles - no problems - glad to have it.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What is laminated glass?!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> I know what the lamination process is... Pretty much clear thin plastic melted and adheard to both sides to seal it in... I have heard of the process on paper but glass... ? What does it do... besides a safety feature... as most of you know when tempered glass like the glass used in windows if hit on an isolated point shatters, is it to keep it all together in the event that it breaks... Tint does the same thing for the most part... K I'll shut up now... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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That is about it. The laminated glass is a thin plastic laminate sandwiched by two panes of glass. Benefits are: (1) keeping the glass together when shattered for better safety and security. (2) reduces sound transmission.
 

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Hmmm. Awesome, now I know... Thanks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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All auto safety glass is laminated to prevent shattering. This is DOT mandatory.<p>The optional laminated glass contains either an extra layer, or an extra tough standard layer (forget which, think it's the former) that is designed to prevent break ins.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">All auto safety glass is laminated to prevent shattering. This is DOT mandatory.<p>The optional laminated glass contains either an extra layer, or an extra tough standard layer (forget which, think it's the former) that is designed to prevent break ins. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Isn't all side glass tempered to prevent shards of glass (little pieces?) but not laminated? I can think of lots of side windows that are not laminated. When you smash a side window it breaks into little pieces( tempered) but it falls out (except if you have tint). I know my Dakota's side window isn't (wasn't) laminated.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ktm_525</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Isn't all side glass tempered to prevent shards of glass (little pieces?) but not laminated? </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Indeed, while ALL windshields are laminated, side glass usually is not.
 

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Re: (tomedkaz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What is laminated glass?!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Since you have the Convenience Package (actually called Touring Package in 2004), you should have it. When you put the side window down, you'll feel the indented ridge between the glass panes.
 

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Re: Laminated Glass (2005VolvoVR)

Do all the Rs have laminated glass? I have an ‘05 SR and I don't think the side glass is laminated. I tried a case against Toyota where a woman was belted but partially ejected out the door window when the car rolled and the "safety" (tempered glass) glass shattered, allowing her head to be crushed. Very sad case both because laminated glass would have prevented that from happening and because I lost the case. Was laminated glass an option? I bought my R with about 7000 miles on it.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ktm_525</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Isn't all side glass tempered to prevent shards of glass (little pieces?) but not laminated? I can think of lots of side windows that are not laminated. When you smash a side window it breaks into little pieces( tempered) but it falls out (except if you have tint). I know my Dakota's side window isn't (wasn't) laminated.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The average car/truck's side windows are just tempered glass. Note though that laminated glass tends to shatter in big shards which are more or less retained by the plastic laminate sandwiched between both glass layers unlike the little pebbles that tempered glass produces when it breaks.<p>That said, for a few decades now large trucks and SUVs have featured factory tinted side and rear window glass that many times is actually laminated glass and this is typical of the factory dark tinted side and rear windows of many a Chevy and GMC Suburban.<p>Also AFAIK the 1999 S80 was one of the first Volvo models with available laminated side window glass.
 

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Re: Laminated Glass (Shipmate)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Shipmate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Do all the Rs have laminated glass? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nope.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Shipmate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Was laminated glass an option? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yup.
 

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Re: Laminated Glass (Shipmate)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Shipmate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Was laminated glass an option? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>All Canadian R's came with laminated glass Standard <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Laminated Glass (lowenhart)

OT<p>There was a mythbusters on escaping from a sinking vehicle (by waiting for the pressures to equalize)<p>The verdict was: if you go in the drink, you have only A FEW seconds to escape, before the pressure on the door becomes too strong to open it. Water above ankle level = certain death OR remain calm and hold breath until vehicle is COMPLETELY flooded and then open the door.<p>They showed <p>a) power windows work underwater for a few hours (yes, unbelievable)...but if the water is pressing, the pressure is too much and it won't come down, so as soon as you hit the water LOWER THE WINDOW if you want to live<p>b) demonstrated commercial glass breaking devices that work by having a sharp contact point and breaking (the surface tension of) tempered glass.<p><br>SOOOOOOOO<p>for all of you safety-minded, you have one less way to escape in a Volvo R with the <i>optional</i> laminated glass<p><A HREF="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MythBusters_(2007_season)#Underwater_Car" TARGET="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...r_Car</A><p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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