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    Quote Originally Posted by superart View Post
    have you been able to find this film?
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    Doesn't exist.
    It's in pre production.

    so far they have cast Tom Cruise in the lead with Halle Berry as the girl interest.


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    You can't tint your windshields for a few reasons:

    1. Safety-Glass is designed to shatter. Tinting will prevent it from shattering and you could die easier if you go through the windshield.
    2. Cops need to see your face. As well (even though still not legal) photo enforced intersections need to see your face.
    3. Night time driving is seriously affected by tint... The windscreen is the worst place for it.

    Aside from that, there isn't any "film" that could do this. At least not on the market. OLED screens in the future would work, but still, not ready for public yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnezium View Post
    You can't tint your windshields for a few reasons:

    1. Safety-Glass is designed to shatter. Tinting will prevent it from shattering and you could die easier if you go through the windshield.
    What if you apply the nonexistant film to the windshield in little itty bitty pixel sized pieces? Would that be safe then?

    I don't go around breaking the law, but I also don't give a rat's tail about what big bro 'needs' my vehicle to be .

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    I know what you're saying. But there are better ways to go about this. Perhaps glasses. would work far better. Completely clear with an LCD matrix display or Quartz matrix display. That way there would be no need for calibration of height and would be a bit more simple to find a display the right size.

    It's not Johny-Law that you should be worried about. It really is the safety issue (unless you plan to wear a 4 or 5 point harness when you drive.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnezium View Post
    It's not Johny-Law that you should be worried about. It really is the safety issue (unless you plan to wear a 4 or 5 point harness when you drive.)
    Agreed, full tint on the front is a bad idea all around. With Siemens VDO's HUD and some others, I'm sure we'll see how the OEMs tackle these things from a safety point of view.

    On a related note, few things are less safe than driving west into a vegas sunset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h3rk View Post
    On a related note, few things are less safe than driving west into a vegas sunset.

    Is that the 'ho street then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnezium View Post
    You can't tint your windshields for a few reasons:

    1. Safety-Glass is designed to shatter. Tinting will prevent it from shattering and you could die easier if you go through the windshield.
    FYI:

    Correct. Safety glass is designed to shatter; it's tempered glass. It's used in glass shower enclosure, automobile side and rear windows, and much more. Tinting (or applying any other film) WILL NOT prevent it from shattering. What it WILL DO is keep the fragmented bits stuck to the film, unless the film is punctured.

    The windshield is made from a different type of safety glass, laminated glass. It's two pieces of raw glass (not tempered, although it may be heat treated; but not likely) bonded with a laminate (glue). It's designed to keep broken pieces in place in the event the glass is broken. This is why when a rock cracks your windscreen, it doesn't shatter, nor does the whole unit collapse on you.

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    They've been battling this for years. The windscreen has a few purposes in it's design.

    If you try to break it from the outside, it would be extremely hard.
    - The reason for this is that rocks and stray objects hit the window all the time. Larger objects that could kill an occupant would normally be repelled from safety glass.

    If you try to break it from the inside, it would be very easy.
    -The windscreen is designed to make sure that if you need to break the glass to get our, or you are "ejected" from the vehicle, the glass will break outwards with little work. (If you ever smacked the windshield by mistake and cracked it, you'd know what I mean.)

    If broken from the inside, the pieces would fall apart fast, but if broken from the outside, the pieces would stay together as well as possible.
    - The reason they did this was because if you were to go through the windshield, but not all the way through, you wouldn't cut your head off. That is specifically the reason.

    The rest of the glass around the car is designed simply to shatter.
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