Originally Posted by poppyb
Thanks for the tips, especially to make sure the rivet head faces the trailer. That makes sense and we probably would have done it the other way. Has anyone taken the old frames to an auto glass place and had new glass made? The window on the end doesn't have curved corners, so it seems like that might work. How about plexiglass for the curved windows? The Airstream windows are very expensive. We're not taking it on the road, just need it to be waterproof.
DO NOT use plexiglass.
It does not have a UV guard, and will crack and craze from the sun as quick as 30 days.
But you can use "LEXAN", which does fine in the sun, as well as being very strong. Rocks won't break it.
The "big" problem replacing just the glass, is two fold.
One, the gray gasket is not available,
Two, it's very doubtful that the glass frame (sash) can be reassembled properly, because of the two steel plates holding the 2 halves together, that cannot be seen.
Insurance, even home owners, covers the glass.