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Old 01-23-2007, 09:48 PM   #1
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Door Glass change or modify?

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has thought of, or done, a change to their fogged door glass? What I'm thinking of is either to have the door glass etched with a design [personalized] or to replace or overlay a stained glass in the door to just make it different.
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:54 PM   #2
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hi bob

etching or a stained glass overlay are great ideas...

what i wish is that the window had a shade...

right now mine has a bubble foil insulation insert...

my first a/s had no window in the door,

so the dealer cut a hole and installed a factory window with built in shade...

this was nice and looked original

another idea is the 'the airstream company' door screen....

mine can be seen as a shadow through the door glass...

were the text a bit smaller it would look custom cool...

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Old 01-23-2007, 09:58 PM   #3
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I don't care for the frosted door glass on our 25' FB either. I have also thought about doing something different with it, but have not come up with anything yet. I can't imagine who at Airstream thought that that was good idea.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:59 PM   #4
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stained glass

There is a lady in Quartzsite this time of year that does stained glass on Airstreams and they look fabulous had not thought of doing the door I was thinking of doing all the small ovals below the larger ones I've got an87, but the door idea sounds great. They are a little pricey but boy do they look good. Side note you have to take out the window and take it to her.
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I am aware that this is an old thread but has any one just used clear glass?
Thats all Iwould like so I can see out.
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I don't like the frosted glass in the door. I would like plain glass to see out.
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:38 AM   #7
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Hi, I wonder if there is a good reason why they used frosted glass on the door; Could it be that they didn't want to make curtains or a shade to cover it? I thought frosted windows were for bathrooms! Maybe they could have put a plastic slide shade on them like on airplanes.
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Old 05-23-2007, 03:55 AM   #8
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My thoughts are that the caming on a stained glass panel my give way after a short period of time due to any door slamming that may occur. Just something to consider when thinking of a leaded or stained glass door panel.
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Used some plastic sheet stuff that looks like fogged and stained glass on our front door of stationary house.
Is easy to remove, peal and stick, so you could try it out, and be able change designs.

Think it was at Wal-mart, or Lowes in a roll.
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:06 AM   #10
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you can also "paint" on with stained glass paints and "lead" available at Michaels crafts stores.......I did a flamingo on our bathroom window in the Moho and it came out pretty good.
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shower door

Last summer, while driving on some very rough roads in New Brunswick, our shower door opened up and broke. We had tempered glass eveywhere. Little tiny pieces of glass. The glass broke the way it was supposed to so that there were no large shards of glass to injure ourselves. I understand that to replace the glass in the door with the same type of glass has to be a special order and should be cut at the manufacturer to the correct dimensions.

The cost and wait for a new door was unacceptable for us. We went to an auto glass dealer. He had a bronze safety glass in stock. This is the kind of glass that is sandwitched with a piece of plastic in the middle. It is clear with a bronze tint. The bronze matches the frame of the door. We like it very much. If it ever breaks in the future, it will look like a broken car window.

We like it very much.

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The units out of the '70's had clear windows in the door and a shade built in.
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:54 PM   #13
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We wanted to be able to look out our door window and still be able to have privacy. I replaced the window glass with tinted polycarbonate and sandwiched a microblind between that polycarbonate and a clear polycarbonate sheet on the inside. The result is a double-paned window which fogs up very little, but is fully transparent when the blind is open. In order to be able to open and close the blind with the door closed and the screen in front of the window, I used a cable to extend down to where a control handle could be reached. The picture shows what I mean. I am thinking of replacing the outside sheet of polycarbonate with tempered glass sometime, but am in no hurry to do so. We have had this setup for about 3 years now and have had no problems with it.
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Nice work Tim! Very uptown.
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