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Broken rear glass on rear shell

 
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:47 PM
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Broken rear glass on rear shell

Had a little mishap with the weed eater kicking up a rock today:



From the looks of it, I can undo 4 rivets and take the bottom rail off. I already have the gasket out of the channel and all of the glass cleaned up. I am considering going back with a light smoked plexiglass.

Anyone else have to tackle this project before?
 
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:10 PM
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as a person that works with glass daily, I think you will hate plexi or lexan. eventually the sun will take it out breaking it down micro cracking or yellowing. or you will have a few thousand scratches in it and the sight will be unbearable.
 
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Old 04-10-2019, 11:19 PM
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i would take a card board pattern into a glass shop and get a piece of tempered glass made. as long as the card board fits the glass will as well. save a piece of the original glass to match the thickness and color. for reference at my shop in nocal it would cost around $175
 
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Old 04-13-2019, 10:51 PM
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I ordered a piece of UV resistant, high impact resistance tinted acrylic from McMaster Carr. $45 for a 2ft x 4ft piece. We'll see how it goes. It arrives Monday.
 
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Old 04-14-2019, 03:14 AM
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Broke the side panel smoked window of my cap with a rock from the lawn mower once. Didnít realize it until I parked the mower when I was done and thought there was oil all over yhe gravel. Was the smoked glass in tiny pieces


i agree with the above poster re not using acrylic/lexan. Had that in my skidsteer door; the tiny cracks inside it over the years made it so I couldnít even see out of the sun or a bright light was in front if me. Replaced it with glass
 
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Old 04-15-2019, 07:33 PM
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Some measuring, outlining, cutting, testing, cutting, testing, cutting, testing and installing later:





I have this same material on one of my shed door windows and its been there for several years and is still crystal clear. I guess time will tell.
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:53 PM
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You know what they say Looks good from my house.
It's not like you need to look out the window like you would out the front glass.
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