How To Cut Laminated Windshield Glass

How To Cut Laminated Windshield Glass - Top Chop

A series of narrated examples of how to cut a custom chop top car and truck laminated windshield and rear glass.

A narrated description of how to cut curved windshields for your chop top street or rat rod.

Example: Cut and Custom Curved Glass for a Chopped Chevy Bel Air

Example: How to cut a windshield. Custom chop top

A Note About Laminated and Tempered Glass

  • There is a significant difference between windshield glass and glass for the side or rear windows.
  • Windshields use “Laminated Safety Glass”. This means there is an inner and outer piece of glass laminated to a .030″ thick plastic liner. This glass stays in place when it breaks. It is designated “AS-1”.
  • Side and rear glass is traditionally made of “tempered glass”. This glass is very hard and doesn’t break easily, but when it does, it shatters into a thousand pieces. It is designated “AS-2”. The NSRA and other street rod organizations recommend that you use only “AS-1” in windshields. Never use “AS-2” for your windshield.