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How to Choose Between Tempered and Laminated Glass

6/16/2017
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Watch Your Temper!

You have finally gotten to the point of needing glass for your Hot Rod. Now what do you need to know?

  • There is a difference between glass for the windshield and for side or rear windows.

  • Windshields use "Laminated Safety Glass". This means there is an inner and outer piece of glass laminated to a .030" thick plastic liner. This glass stays in place when it breaks. It is designated "AS-1".

  • Side and rear glass is traditionally made of "tempered glass". This glass is very hard and doesn't break easily, but when it does, it shatters into a thousand pieces. It is designated "AS-2". The NSRA and other street rod organizations recommend that you use only "AS-1" in windshields. Never use "AS-2" for your windshield.

Note: When having your glass cut, tell them to place the engraved information logo in one corner of the windshield that designates glass type.

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