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Old 03-02-15, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default Car Thief Throws a Brick, Mercedes Throws it Back

LMAO!

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Old 03-02-15, 06:12 PM   #2
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Shows you what kind of reinforced-glass Mercedes uses on its cars.
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Old 03-02-15, 06:27 PM   #3
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Either the brick was hollow or the glass can really withstand that mass/velocity?
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Old 03-02-15, 06:28 PM   #4
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its not reinforced, its difficult to break tempered glass with a rock, smart thieves use a screwdriver or ice pick. Have to apply sharp pressure not blunt force. You can throw porcelain fragments from a spark plug and shatter tempered glass when a big rock doesnt always work.
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so in the movies where they break windows with their elbows and fists...... is pretty impossible eh?
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Old 03-02-15, 07:37 PM   #6
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its not reinforced, its difficult to break tempered glass with a rock, smart thieves use a screwdriver or ice pick. Have to apply sharp pressure not blunt force. You can throw porcelain fragments from a spark plug and shatter tempered glass when a big rock doesnt always work.
By "Reinforced" I meant that some upmarket cars (and I wouldn't be surprised if this also includes the E-Class) use double-paned glass....in addition to the tempering process you note.

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so in the movies where they break windows with their elbows and fists...... is pretty impossible eh?
Like you say......in the movies. On film, especially during fight scenes, they also toss people out through "glass" windows.
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Oh, that was a good laugh! Just getting to eat dinner while away from home so that lifted my funk. Thanks.
For the record if I came out and saw the guy passed out next to the vehicle with a brick next to him, I'd wake him up and hit him again with the brick.....

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Old 03-02-15, 09:23 PM   #9
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It looks like a C class coupe so its not double pane, but yes it is very difficult to break glass on a cars. Thieves should invest in those picks you use when you drive into a lake
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Appears both cars are facing each other, maybe causing tension for the brick to be thrown
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It looks like a C class coupe so its not double pane, but yes it is very difficult to break glass on a cars. Thieves should invest in those picks you use when you drive into a lake
I almost said this was an E-Class coupe (C207), but wow I can't even tell. They are both based on the W204, but never did I realise such similarities to the C-Class coupe (C204).

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Appears both cars are facing each other, maybe causing tension for the brick to be thrown
LOL! Basically saying "Bug off kid, we're in the middle of a stare-down here".
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so in the movies where they break windows with their elbows and fists...... is pretty impossible eh?
your hand will break first
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Oh, that was a good laugh! Just getting to eat dinner while away from home so that lifted my funk. Thanks.
For the record if I came out and saw the guy passed out next to the vehicle with a brick next to him, I'd wake him up and hit him again with the brick.....
it's also likely that most people passed out in front of a pub aren't that way because of a brick.
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I almost said this was an E-Class coupe (C207), but wow I can't even tell. They are both based on the W204, but never did I realise such similarities to the C-Class coupe (C204).

haha yeah its a close call. I don't see the two separated headlights of the E, but rather the narrower swoop of the refreshed C.
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In Soviet Russia, cars throw brick at you.
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