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Old 10th March 2008
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Default Windshield problems

I was curious to see if anybody here has ever had problems similiar to the one I'm currently having with my windshield.

Anyways. I had a a piece of rock salt hit the very far passenger side of my windshield the other day and it left a small line. I wasn't too worried about it until the next day in the daylight I saw metallic flakes all over my door panel and dashboard. I looked up and realized the windshield has bubbed up in that whole corner (looks like water droplets) and was falling in the interior.

Isn't this supposed to be safety glass with a film coating to prevent glass from shattering into the car?

I've got a new windshield ordered and will be getting it next week, so, in the meantime I have clear tape over it inside to keep glass pieces from coming in.
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Yes it should hold everything together since laminated glass is very tough to penetrate. I am guessing since it was struck in the far corner that may be the reason for some material to come through so to say. Tempered glass is used in the side and rear of cars and they bust into small cubes without sharp edges to prevent injury. Hope that helps a little...
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