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Old 06-03-2014, 01:51 PM   #1
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Cracked Window Guard

While preparing for a trip this week, I noticed that the front right window guard has a crack, probably from a rock strike. In fact, it can't been seen from the outside. It is only visible from the inside when the curtains are open. Is this something that needs dealer attention or should a automotive glass repair shop be able to repair?
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they are plastic & you can stop drill with 1/8 drill bit at end of crack should not run any more. I would do this & forget about it as mine has 2 cracks. Why pay dealer lots of money when this is a simple fix
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Both sides of ours have cracks. I removed both, cleaned them well, laid them on a work table front side down, and used an insulin syringe with a very small needle to apply acetone into the cracks. Acetone can be used to bond many plastics, however, it will not soften the plastic syringe Use wooden blocks to support the curved panels after application to keep the cracks closed while the acetone bonds the plastic. It only takes a few minutes. Care must be taken not to get the acetone outside the cracks as it will dull the finish on the plastic.
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