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Old 10-27-2006, 12:12 AM   #1
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Can corning glass be cut?

I have a piece of corning glass that is too big for the window space I want to put it into. Does anyone know if I can cut it or have it cut to size? I know you can't cut tempered, and I don't know anything about the different glass types.

Any info at all would be appreciated!!
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:33 AM   #2
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Bearer of bad news...

No, tempered glass can not be cut after it is tempered. It will shatter into tiny pieces.

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I know you can't cut tempered

Any info at all would be appreciated!!
Yeah....what are you wanting to accomplish here? i.e. which window is busted? If it is a full window replacement, would it not make sense to consider the proper sized tempered glass for safety as a replacement?
I'm no glass expert but for safety, glass has improved considerably in 40 years, may not be a bad idea to consult a local glass shop.
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:03 AM   #4
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I think Inland RV anounced a short time ago that he had the corning glass.
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Some tempered glass can be cut but it has to be under certain conditions and with the proper equipment (read $$$$$$$) and even then it is not a guaranteed process. However given the probable age of the Corning glass and the way it was tempered I don't think you can cut it. You basically have two options, use the lexan replacement or buy a window that fits Both Inland RV and Vintage Trailer supply have windows.

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Old 10-27-2006, 04:05 PM   #6
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wah.

That's a shame. I have a lower window that does not open that needs replacing, it's plexi and looks terrible and scratched up, and I can't get the window tint off. A forum member was kind enough to send me a window from a trailer I think he's parting out, but it's too wide. I will just get a new window and probably sell it for him and pay him the money. Thanks!!
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That's a shame. I have a lower window that does not open that needs replacing, it's plexi and looks terrible and scratched up, and I can't get the window tint off. A forum member was kind enough to send me a window from a trailer I think he's parting out, but it's too wide. I will just get a new window and probably sell it for him and pay him the money. Thanks!!
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Is that one of the fixed windows below the main window that opens? If so it may just be regular safety glass and not tempered. Check the corner of the window for some type of etching to tell you what the glass is. I am pretty sure the ones on mine are not tempered. If they are flat you could get thin laminated safety glass from a good local glass shop and it can be cut to fit.

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There is a third option

But it isn't really practical. You can make the window opening bigger to fit the tempered glass.
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Old 10-28-2006, 01:12 PM   #9
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all suggestions

Any suggestions, even ones that may seem impractical, are welcome. It would make sense to cut the frame to fit the window, if it were just a fraction of an inch, but in this case the window is too big.

I'll just get a new piece of glass. Thanks though, I'd rather see this window go into someone's trailer than me stupidly try to cut it and break it and there goes another Corning window!
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Old 10-29-2006, 12:03 AM   #10
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It fits after all...

I was in the trailer doing some work today, and realized that the window I was looking at is a different size than the one on the other side of the trailer. The glass fits after all...sorry! But I'm glad!!
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