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My wife is about to make me a soft top for the runner. I have searched high and low on the web for DOT approved plastic for side and back windows for the top.

I know my web searching skills are not that of a fine tuned computer web geek but I cant find a damn thing.
 

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I dont "think" that the side windows have to be DOT approved, just the front.


I've been wrong before though :D
 

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I think you only need the windshield to be DOT approved. You can use plastic wrap on anything else. Visit comptom. Plastic wrap is more common than windows there.
 

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You can use anything for the sides and back.
Does not have to be DOT stamped.
Check with your local interior/top shop, they may be able to give you the best price on good window material.
 

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the sides do need to be dot. if you want to get nit picky.

the stuff you are looking for is called einsglass. check out a Upholstery shop that does marine stuff. the dot number is stamped right in the plastic.
 

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I know here in Pa for state safety inspection, only the windshield needs to be DOT approved. You technically do not even need glass in the rest of the car/truck.
 

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Camo where'd Desrtoy get his bikini made? It looks bad ass. :cool2:

From what I remember, your top looks similar... just out of a camo fabric.
 

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A bit of searching brought up the number AS6, which all plastic type windows should be stamped with for DOT requirements. I think the requirement has to do with scratch resistance.

Also found a few names like Polyone Ultrashield and Strataglass -Strata here .... amongst others. Plain clear vinyl is also used, but will yellow and crack.
 

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So if that fabric is DOT approved, does that mean that you COULD use it as a windsheild, or that it's only approved for the sides?
 

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California VC:

26703. (a) No person shall replace any glazing materials used in
interior partitions, doors, windows, or openings in the roof in any
motor vehicle, in the outside windows, doors, interior partitions, or
openings in the roof of any camper, or in windows, doors, interior
partitions, or openings in the roof of any camper, or in windows,
doors, interior partitions, or openings in the roof of a trailer
coach capable of being towed with a fifth-wheel device, with any
glazing material other than safety glazing material.
(b) No person shall replace any glazing material used in the
windshield, rear window, auxiliary wind deflectors, or windows to the
left and right of the driver with any material other than safety
glazing material.



26704. Wherever the term "safety glazing material" is used in this
article, it means safety glazing material of a type meeting
requirements established by the department.
 
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