A: A typical weight savings on modern muscle cars is between 40 - 50 lbs when replacing both front and rear windows. Polycarbonate is 50-75% lighter than glass depending on thickness. Many factory vehicles incorporate 3/16" as a standard glass thickness.
A: Optic Armor recommends no thinner than a 3/16" front window on any vehicle and if your vehicle routinely sees MPH of 160 or more bracing is highly recommended.
A: We have tested the Optic Armor drop-ins to 150mph with glue only (remember factory windows are glued in as well) however we do recommend attaching them in specific points at higher speeds.
A: Due to the inherit nature of the Optic Armor coating, water will bead up and run off the window just like rain-x. Wipers can be used on the Optic Armor window but we recommend making sure there is plenty of water on the window before they are turned on to prevent any gouging that may occur due to any excess dirt or dust that may be present.
A: Without creating a laminate window, which is considerably more expensive and heavier. Defoggers are not possible at this time. HOWEVER! Due to the inherent nature of OPTIC ARMOR'S water shedding capabilities once the vehicle moves the water will bead off immediately.
A: Any standard glass cleaner such as windex will work great with a paper towel.
A: Yes any standard automotive glass shop should be able to install the Optic Armor Drop-in windows with no problem. The Optic Armor drop-ins were designed to be installed exactly like a factory glass window using Optic Armor's recommended adhesive.
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