Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2001 17:01:20 +0000 From: H. <musicboxnopsamrider.co.uk> Subject: Re: Exploding screen!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for he response - I have just picked the car up this evening, and Saab GB some what reluctantly have picked up the cost. Here's to hoping it never happens again! On Wed, 5 Dec 2001 22:21:49 -0600, "Nate t. G." <ngoddardnopsamter.net> wrote: >Hello, > Since its a new car, I think that Saab (the dealership) should eat the >cost. As mentioned, its obviously flawed glass, or a poor installation that >caused it. The heater was just the catalyst, by warming it up to expand >some, increasing the stress. > As to the front window, as noted, it has a special layer in it. That >layer is Lexan, which looks like plexi-glass, but instead of being brittle, >such that it snaps and cracks, Lexan can actually be bent and twist without >breaking. I have some that I put in a vise and folded it about 60 degrees >to make a bent mounting for a gadget. It looses some strength, but still >holds. They use some kind of adhesive to stick all 3 layers together (glass >in and out, Lexan in the middle).