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Old 03-10-2018, 10:43 AM   #1
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Replacement Vista Window

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We are looking to replace the window pane of a 73 Sovereign vista window. I've been looking all over the place to find someone that will make us a tempered pane in the specifications of the other curved/bent panes with no such luck. Literally the only person that would even consider the job wanted around $500 just for the pane. Is a custom bent and tempered glass job really that hard to find? Or am I just looking in all the wrong places? We've also read about lexan glass. Is this a better/cheaper alternative that would be easier for us to procure? help me pwease
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:45 AM   #2
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Curved glass is EXPENSIVE to have made. Those Vista View windows are no longer made in the 33-1/4" length. Most just go back with plexiglass or acrylic.
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Old 04-04-2018, 07:28 AM   #3
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Yes, we quickly discovered how expensive that can be. We went with poly-carbonate that turned out to suite us just fine. Thanks for the reassurance!
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:23 AM   #4
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If you go plastic go with Lexan not plexiglass. Get UV resistant type. Lexan will work. You can put the bend in by heating in an oven over a mold.
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