Originally Posted by mrgreen
Hi, I am waiting on the new arrival of my 69 tradewind, whilst i wait i would like to get some supplies ordered so i can start work as soon as she get's here, the trailer is missing the two front corner windows and i would like to replace them with lexan, over here(europe) i have found it in 2'x2' sheets will this be big enough to cover one window? also how hard is it to shape lexan as i take it the corner windows are somewhat curved? also will the whole frame need removing to replace and which seals will i be needing? wow alot of questions, if you can answer any of these it would be great, i have ordered a buckriveting gun so when that arrives i will be teaching myself (and my father in law!) how to buck rivets!, many thanks for any help you can give me,
The Lexan should be .118 inches thick.
How easy is it to bend?
You can bend that thickness into a tube, if you wish, with your hands.
Take a small piece of it. Set in on a "very good bench".
Then get a sledge hammer.
Hit that Lexan piece as hard as you can.
You may dent it, but you won't break it.
The hardest part for you will be taking the wing window sash apart, and then getting it back together again.
The gasket is not available, but you can use Vulkem or Sikoflex sealer in place of it.
The riveting is a piece of cake.
You can also get Lexan with an abrasion coating. With that coating, you can scrub the Lexan with fine steel wool, and "NEVER" scratch it.
You will have a lot of fun with your window project.
Please let us all know how you made out when the window job is finished.