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Old 02-14-2016, 02:53 PM   #1
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Can plexiglass windows be repaired?

The front centre plexiglass window in our 2014 International has attracted a flying stone and has a pretty star of cracks as a result.
Can this damage be repaired in the same way as chips in the glass windshield of a TV, where a compound is squeezed into the cracks and set by UV light?
Would appreciate any guidance please and thanks.
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Old 02-14-2016, 03:06 PM   #2
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Auto glass has 2 layers and thus some structural support for the outer layer but the inner layer. Your plastic window in single layered and the common means of repairing Plexiglas is a melting bond. that wold likely leave distortion in the window.

I have replaced one of the curved Plexiglas windows on my trailer by just buying the material at a plastic supply house.
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IMHO If you are going to replace the damaged window. I would use LEXAN or an equivalent polycarbonate instead of plexiglass.
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