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    • #96646
      Joe (G.W.N.S.)
      Moderator

        With Max’s Thread Mobility: ‘Actions On’ Mob Attack, I thought I would show a passive method of hardening a passenger vehicle side windows.

        While not indestructible it, seems to be a cost effective alternative to other options.

      • #96647
        Eddie
        Participant

          Very interesting. Any idea what it costs for full sized SUV?

        • #96648
          wheelsee
          Participant

            Company website here http://northamerica.llumar.com

          • #96649
            tango
            Participant

              Never seen that. Thanks Joe.

            • #96650
              Joe (G.W.N.S.)
              Moderator

                Any idea what it costs for full sized SUV?

                The film is about 8 times the cost of typical cheap films.

                Labor is the same as any other tint/film job.

                LLumar authorized dealers can quote an exact price and it is cut to size by computer for standard vehicles.

                It can be purchased in rolls for DIY.

              • #96651
                Max
                Keymaster

                  I like it.

                  But I have to laugh: the ‘laboratory tests’ involve a dude smashing a window with a rock….!

                  Everything has a flip side – what is your greatest threat? This will really help in a mob situation, so long as you can push through the crowd or they will have you anyway…but you will not be able to smash the window if you have to do an emergent exit, for perhaps a fire or water.

                  This became an issue in armored SUVs, where we had one particular medic who had burned his hands trying to get a buddy out of a vehicle that was immobilized and burning. Of course, you can’t smash the windows, and it was locked from the inside. The guys burned to death. After that, we got the info on how to pop the windshield on the armored SUVs.

                • #96652
                  Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                  Moderator

                    Everything has a flip side – what is your greatest threat?

                    No doubt there!

                    I admit I like this more for it’s security aspect than concern for a mob attack.

                    Since it buys time, but is not impervious, emergency egress for say a unplanned water entry; happens in Florida more often than you think, could still be accomplished by CCW.

                    Extraction by others would be delayed as a trade off, though not to the extent of real armored windows.

                    Still, Max makes an excellent real world point. :good:

                    Weigh your options and make your choice. :yes:

                  • #96653
                    Anonymous
                    Inactive

                      It probably comes down to a cost/benefit analysis – am I more likely to have someone smash my windows in or to need to kick myself out of a sinking or burning vehicle? In my case, probably the former, for some of you more rural folks, perhaps the latter.

                    • #96654
                      Harris
                      Participant

                        This stuff is very similar to the hurricane film that can be applied to the windows of your home. Yeah, it keeps the glass from shattering and resists 2″x4″s from flying thru the glass but it does nothing for the window frames.

                      • #126058
                        Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                        Moderator

                          Bump.

                        • #126065
                          Healthhokie
                          Participant

                            Very interesting. Thanks for posting Joe. Will follow up. You answered my question about a water exit…shoot it out I guess..

                          • #126168
                            Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                            Moderator

                              For more detailed information regarding Emergency Vehicle egress from a body of water.

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                              Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                              Moderator

                                Bump due to events

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