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Windscreen

Postby ian24ian » Sat May 13, 2017 9:44 am

I have managed to at last locate a windscreen near to me. I was covered in dust and overspray, cleaning it off, I cant find any kite mark or any mark for that matter, is that usual??
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Re: Windscreen

Postby Big Daddy » Sat May 13, 2017 9:51 am

Regular screens have kite and/or legal certification compliance codes marked on them.

But A35 screen is unusual by being entirely flat with no curvature, which means yours may have been cut from a larger sheet. Is your screen toughened, laminated or something inferior :?:
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Re: Windscreen

Postby ian24ian » Sat May 13, 2017 10:43 am

Just jetwashed it, and found a very light kite mark on it, also says toughened, PHEW, I thought I had acquired a screen made from un-toughened glass, it also appears to have a 1989 date on it, ..... so its a repro?
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Re: Windscreen

Postby A40FARINAGURU » Sat May 13, 2017 4:44 pm

ian24ian wrote:Just jetwashed it, and found a very light kite mark on it, also says toughened, PHEW, I thought I had acquired a screen made from un-toughened glass, it also appears to have a 1989 date on it, ..... so its a repro?

where have you found a date of 1989 on it
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Re: Windscreen

Postby Dave Clark » Sat May 13, 2017 6:22 pm

If it is a Triplex screen Nick you can date it from the position of the dots round the kitemark - I,m sure you knew that ?
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Re: Windscreen

Postby A40FARINAGURU » Sat May 13, 2017 6:31 pm

Dave Clark wrote:If it is a Triplex screen Nick you can date it from the position of the dots round the kitemark - I,m sure you knew that ?

Yes i know that but there will not be a 1989 date on it
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Re: Windscreen

Postby Dave Clark » Sat May 13, 2017 7:44 pm

Why not ?
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Re: Windscreen

Postby Big Daddy » Sat May 13, 2017 8:49 pm

BS 857:1967 Specification for Safety Glass for Land Transport published June 1967 seems to be superseded by:

ISO 3537:1975 Road vehicles - Safety glasses - Test Methods for Mechanical Properties published December 1975 (now on 4th edition published April 2015)

http://shop.bsigroup.com/ProductDetail/ ... 0030158037

https://www.iso.org/standard/8925.html
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Re: Windscreen

Postby Dave Clark » Sun May 14, 2017 8:05 am

Just goes to show that I am living so far in the past.
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