It turns out they even fake … glass. The artisans usually stamp the Bor factory on their goods.

Maxim Sachkov

In order to immediately weed out half of the “leftist”, we’ll figure out what kind of automobile windows the Borsky factory produces. The most common are ordinary transparent hardened (stalinite) and multilayer (triplex). Glasses glued into a window opening (VAZ 2110, Gazelle) must have a black piping around the edges. By the way, sometimes it is applied for beauty (you can see "Lada", "Samara", "Volga" with a border along the openings). There are heat-absorbing glass with a slightly greenish tint; The easiest option for sun protection is a triplex with a darkened strip. A very rare guest on the shelves - tinted stalinite brown, green or blue.

Now about the fakes. Tempered glass copy infrequently, as a rule, only straight - for example, "Zhiguli" side. Fake glassmakers do not take oversized parts for trucks or buses. The main emphasis is on triplex: the blanks are bought at the same factory, but the film between them is laid, which one will have. By the way, the windshields of the Stalinite-type factory have not been doing for quite some time. You will see something like this with a Boron stigma on sale, rest assured - it is “step-wise”.

The artisanal triplex due to the use of non-factory film and deviations from the technology turns out to be insufficiently transparent or, even worse, distorts the road picture. Estimate how dangerous a windshield with diopters is, and even heterogeneous! Some details do not correspond to the overall dimensions: either they are large or, on the contrary, “walk” in the window opening, passing water into the cabin.

So, first of all, the fake windshield gives the wrong stamp (photo 1). Compare with the original - black on transparent indicates the name of the plant in the stylized letter “C”, homologation signs, type of glass, release date (see “The Secret of the Five Markings” - ЗР, 2000, No. 8). The exception is only three-layer glass for ZIL-130 and buses: they have a white stamp, instead of a mark on passing homologation tests - a sign of compliance with Russian requirements.

To protect the edges of the windshield during transportation and storage, a paper tape is glued from the sides at the factory. On the "leftist" you are unlikely to find it. Look at the storage rack - it’s not difficult to guess where it is (photo 2).

Pay attention to the excess film between the glasses (photo 3). After polymerization, the residues are carefully trimmed on the “native” part, while artisans usually neglect this operation. Because of this, some fakes sit badly in place.

And this is a fake for glued glass (photo 4). Again, the wrong stamp, and there are more than enough differences from the factory marking. The copy is very sloppy edging: on the factory part, the points are located at the same distance from each other, at the "garage" they seem to be printed twice. The darkened strip of the fake color is Bordeaux, and the “original” should have a blue-green, smoothly brightening (photo 5). Nearby are two more fakes with sun strips. Compare these stamps with the factory ones: if you do not find differences, you are very inattentive.