Discussion in 'On Topic' started by s2k, Apr 12, 2008.
it would melt?
yeah the polymer frame would be toast. Polymer means plastic but they charge you $$$. Anything other than a fire you would be ok though. For example there is a urban legend about leaving a glock/xd in your car and it gets hot inside and your glock/xd melting. This is untrue. Yes I have already submitted the idea to mythbusters.
What if the car is inside an oven?
I'll leave that for mythbusters
lol u actually submitted that idea
melting in the car. it doesnt get hot enough to melt that thick ass plastic
That's just retarded... Most of the inside of a car is made of plastic. If a glock would melt, then most of the interior would too.
more like...."i was bored at work" day........happens 5 times a week
and i cannot get into the main forum
No it probably would not melt. It would most likely just burn.
There are two types of plastics: thermoplastics and thermosets. Thermoplastics can be remelted and reformed. They tend to be lower strength so they're used for things like bottles and car interior body panels, but some are quite strong. Common examples are polyethylene and ABS. Thermosets are formed as the result of a chemical reaction. Most composites use thermosetting resins. They can't be melted down and reused due to their bonding structure.
I really doubt Glock or SA would divulge the chemical makeup of their pistol frames, but I would highly suspect they are made from thermosetting polymers. Someone needs to light one on fire (just the frame) and find out for sure.
i ain't burnin my 19
do it! it would be epic