|The content of Safe drive away time was merged into Windshield. For the contribution history and old versions of the redirected page, please see ; for the discussion at that location, see its talk page. (15 August 2013)|
|WikiProject Automobiles||(Rated Start-class)|
|WikiProject Glass||(Rated C-class, High-importance)|
- 1 Opening heading
- 2 window reflection (car)
- 3 article Driver visibility
- 4 Move to Windscreen?
- 5 Manufacturing process?
- 6 Requested move
- 7 Repair of stone-chip and crack damage
- 8 how about some more history?
- 9 market value?
- 10 Merge proposal - "Safe drive away time" into "Windshield#Windshield replacement"
- 11 The biggest windshield invention of 1948
I would like to have something about federal regulations for windshield strength, for I can't find an ounce of it on the web. Valerie 18:59, 1 December 2006 (UTC)
Should the opening definition include spacecraft? Sagittarian Milky Way 02:46, 7 May 2007 (UTC)
I want to make a separate article about visibility of the driver.
article Driver visibility
I moved a part to the article "Driver visibility" Here we can write something about windshield reflection , truck driver blind spots, everything that eliminates the visibility
There is a other article about passengers car blind spots
good luck to you all
Move to Windscreen?
The word primarily used in the article is "windscreen" so the article should be called "windscreen" rather than "windshield". I therefore propose that the article be moved to "windscreen".--ukexpat (talk) 23:07, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
- The use of 'windshield' and 'windscreen' is currently extremely mixed. I suggest one term is chosen and stuck to throughout the article. Bagofants (talk) 23:28, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
- Americans are *not* okay with using both terms, most Americans would be as confused by windscreen as other English speakers are by the term windshield. English bias is a pretty sticky issue in the Wikipedia world it would seem, the talk page for British English being one of the hotbeds of discussion. Some people even go so far as to say mixed usage is good as it broadens the reader's comprehension for terms from flavors of English other than their own. I myself am not so sure, I came across this article from the linked word "windscreen" in an article on Grand Theft Auto IV, a game made by a British developer set in a parody of an American city. Hark80 (talk) 22:50, 22 May 2008 (UTC)
Would including a section on how the windshields are manufactured be appropriate here? There is a note of the macro process from window glass on through to laminate but a curved, clear, glass seems like it would require a specific manufacturing process. -- Greyed (talk) 01:49, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
Repair of stone-chip and crack damage
- This section of the article doesn't mention anything about the advantage of repairing the stone-chip damage on a windshield vs replacing the entire windshield. So I added this line - "It's generally a lot cheaper to repair a windshield than it is to replace it. For this reason, insurance companies in some places like Texas waive the deductible as an incentive for choosing repair over replacement." I wanted to add a reference, so I did some googling and picked the most authoritative looking site - Windshield Repair Houston - but it was promptly deleted. The link wasn't added for SEO purposes, especially since wikipedia adds the nofollow attribute to all external links. It was added to provide a reference for the reader. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 13:39, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
how about some more history?
Very early windshields were a flat piece of glass. Starting about 1937 (at least in the Big 3 of GM, Ford, Chrysler companies), there began to be divided, raked windshields (the current article shows such on a 1952 car). This continued up to and then after the World War II interruption in making of cars for civilian use. For the Big 3, the 1952 model year was the last for divided windshields (although GM was using curved glass AND divider, while omitting the divider on, say, Cadillac?). Windshields after that are curved. Late 1950s was seeing the "pork chop" (the current article shows such on a 1959 Edsel), but this was quickly phased out in the early 1960s. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 21:45, 17 January 2013 (UTC)
Is this line correct? "A Yorkshire consortium of CO2Sense and Ecofillers Ltd estimate that in the UK the potential market for recycled PVB in 2020 may reach a value of around 5000 GBP." No reference is given. 5000 GBP (assuming they mean Great Britian Pounds) is only 7553 USD. That is a significantly low 'industry value' (which is usually given in millions or billions of GBP/USD) especially if dumping windshields is outlawed in Europe. --18.104.22.168 (talk) 14:18, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
Merge proposal - "Safe drive away time" into "Windshield#Windshield replacement"
I propose that the article Safe drive away time be merged into Windshield#Windshield replacement since "safe drive away time" is a parameter related solely to windshield replacement, and since the merger would not make this article too large unwieldy, or unbalanced. Sincerely, SamBlob (talk) 15:15, 6 August 2013 (UTC)