Glass Detective


The Case of Laminated Glass Cutting

Question About Cutting Laminated Glass Hello Glass Detective, We have several pieces of laminated safety glass that we are rejecting from a manufacturer and they are trying to tell us laminated safety glass is very difficult to cut and get a perfect edge. So they are saying these chips on the edges and wavy edges […]

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The Case of The Lexan Replacement

Question about replacing Lexan: Good afternoon, We have a Lexan window panel on one of our lathes, it has a sticker saying it must be replaced every 2 years. Could you tell me why so? Thanks Joe N. Ireland Answer to question about replacing Lexan: Joe, Thank you for contacting the Glass Detective regarding your […]

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The Case of the Glass Wine Cellar Door

Question Regarding Glass for a Wine Cellar Door: Dear Glass Detective, We want to replace sliding doors (wood frame) that are too heavy for us to operate. We need: 1) Good insulation (Jackson, Wyoming) 2) Light weight/easy operation (we are over 65 years old) 3) Moderate cost In the specs I cannot seem to figure […]

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The Case of the Aftermarket Quality Windshield

The Glass Detective takes on the case of the aftermarket quality windshield, investigating windshields with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and the impacts of an aftermarket installation. Find out more here!

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The Case of the Counterfeit Glass

In a world where so many products are counterfeited, even glass is no exception. The glass detective looks at a particular situation involving tempered glass and points out the give-away signs of what to look for when it comes to counterfeit panes. Read more here!

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The Case of the Shattering Patio Doors

Patio doors shouldn’t spontaneously shatter. Unfortunately, it still happens and these large panes of glass can be a pain to replace due to their hefty price tag. What can cause this to happen? The Glass Detective is on the case. See more here!

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The Case of the Sometimes Stained Glass

Do your glass doors have streaks that don’t seem to come off no matter how well you clean them? The Glass Detective investigates and addresses what can cause these unsightly stains and the best way to go about fixing the issue. Find out more here.

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The Case of the Spontaneous Windshield Breakage

Have you been the victim of spontaneous windshield breakage? Then this blog is for you! The Glass Detective explores the possibilities of what might actually cause these chips and cracks that seem to appear out of nowhere. Spoiler alert: There is always an underlying cause. Find out more!

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The Case of the Glass Awning

Does your home suffer from traffic noise or street noise? The Glass Detective comes to the rescue with recommendations about glass awnings and what type of glass would work best for this application.

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The Case of the Stained—and we mean “Stained” – Fireplace Glass

The Glass Detective takes on the case of how to clean fireplace glass. The glass detective loves a good fire in a fireplace as much as the next guy, and never wants the glass to detract from its hypnotic and calming effects. If you have a fireplace, you know how tough keeping the glass clean can be. Read this blog for some expert tips.

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