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Old 05-20-2011, 09:48 PM   #1
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Thickness of Plexiglass

Does anyone know the thickness of the plexiglass in the Boler's rear and front windows? I have a small leak and want to replace the rubber seal and need to know what size to order. I'm getting this work done at a local glass shop.

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Old 05-21-2011, 08:41 AM   #2
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Just dropped mine off to get cut yesterday, we figured they were 6mm
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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6 mm =.23662 inches almost 1/4"
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:48 AM   #4
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Thanks for all the replies. Just wanted to make sure as I heard somewhere that it was 4 or 4.5 mm thick.

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Old 05-21-2011, 11:11 AM   #5
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why not just order the seal from Scamp? I'm sure it will be the right thickness.
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Old 05-27-2011, 08:05 PM   #6
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just got my glass back, I had 6mm. They are not going in so easy, I might be biting the bullet and getting new cut again, thinking 4mm if I cannot get them installed tomorrow

I am finding the 6mm is just too stiff to accommodate the curves of the trailer. I hope I have not steered you in the wrong direction!

This is a learning process for me. The p-glass I took out was 6mm, but definately a more flexible product than what I just got back from the shop. A little puzzled
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My original plexiglass was pretty close to 4.5mm. I also tried 6mm acrylic and found it a bit thick to fit to the required curve.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:15 PM   #8
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The plexiglass in the 13 scamp I am currently working on is 3/16" thick. Not a common stocked thickness around here in Va., most people want me to buy a whole 4 X 8 sheet. I did find some 2X4 sheets in the W.W. Granger catalog.
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:57 AM   #9
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If you can find a plastic supply place you should be able to get a piece cut to your size. ( It works that way here in Ohio LOL )

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The plexiglass in the 13 scamp I am currently working on is 3/16" thick. Not a common stocked thickness around here in Va., most people want me to buy a whole 4 X 8 sheet. I did find some 2X4 sheets in the W.W. Granger catalog.
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:06 AM   #10
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At about 3:45 minutes into this video I make reference to the plexiglass being 4 or 4.5mm thick. It has been a few years since I posted this but I will try to dig out my old invoice to confirm.

YouTube - ‪Boler trailer Window Installation Part ONE‬‏
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just got my glass back, I had 6mm. They are not going in so easy, I might be biting the bullet and getting new cut again, thinking 4mm if I cannot get them installed tomorrow

I am finding the 6mm is just too stiff to accommodate the curves of the trailer. I hope I have not steered you in the wrong direction!

This is a learning process for me. The p-glass I took out was 6mm, but definately a more flexible product than what I just got back from the shop. A little puzzled
For installation, I used liberal amounts of dish soap. It lubricates and rinses off when your done. A word of caution, don't cut the plexi too short in the corners as it will leak. Any decent glass and mirror supply house should have 1/4 inch plexi. Mine cost $60.00 bucks but I cut the radius curves at the corners. Also, Don't bother trying this job without a QUALITY lace/bead lock tool. You'll drive yourself to frustration. Once I got the plexi in the rubber seal, I had the lace in place in less than 10 minutes. Liberal amounts of dish soap is the trick. Also, after you get everything installed, go inside the trailer and be sure the plexi is seated. Same goes for the outside.

When you join the two butted ends of the rubber seal, go to your local automotive glass repair place and get the tail end of a tube of the black sealant. (They often throw away the caulking type cartridge with a little bit left in the end.) You only need a couple of drops in each butt joint. Apply it and let it set up for a couple of hours before you try to put the plexi in place. If you don't use the sealant it will leak. I know, I tried it already.

This is not a difficult job if you are patient and use lots of lube and have the correct tools.
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Hi Adam,
Dredging up an old post! I'm going to pick on you since I'm in AB too (calgary).
Did you end up being able to get the 6mm to fit? Where did you get the plexi and where did you get it cut?

My rear window has some unfortunate cracks and needs to be replaced. I'm not looking forward to this!
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The 6mm was too thick. It would go into the window, with heaps of grunting, swearing and baby oil; but the double bend in the glass (it has to flex vertically as well as horizontally) made it pop out immediately. Back to the shop and we put in 4mm plexi. Worked great.
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