Originally Posted by adriemel83
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.