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Old 03-13-2017, 12:43 PM   #1
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Scamp front/back windows

Is there any way to replace the front/back plexi windows on an 83 Scamp 13? Scamp doesn't stock them. Previous owner did serious damage with a Scotch Pad.
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Is there any way to replace the front/back plexi windows on an 83 Scamp 13? Scamp doesn't stock them. Previous owner did serious damage with a Scotch Pad.
use your old window as a pattern and cut new windows from sheets of plexiglass.
Reinstall with new gaskets from Scamp. They have a split in them which accepts a strip of rubber which makes installation a LOT easier than the old one piece gasket. You can do it if you try!!
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How do you get the curve in them? Mine are not flat.
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Yes. You can cut your own plexiglass using the old as a template and reinstall with a fresh gasket. Getting it into the gasket is a bit tricky, but there are some old threads with step-by-step instructions.
Here's one with a video link:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ent-57814.html

EDIT- Just reviewed the video... Isn't the locking strip supposed to go on the outside?
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How do you get the curve in them? Mine are not flat.
That's why you use plexiglass- it bends.
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Old 03-13-2017, 03:56 PM   #6
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Ian Giles has a video on his website that shows how to make your own acrylic windows. Scroll most of the way down this page: Proud Canadian
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:25 AM   #7
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Just an idea ? Have u tried using Flitz or toothpaste ? Or something like that ? Gritty ! I use it on my head lites to polish them ! Couldn't hurt ? ��
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:30 AM   #8
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Plexiglass will scratch and discolor. Never wipe it while dry.
If you can afford it, look for Polycarbonate, brand name, MAR-GARD 5000.
It is scratch resistant and keeps its clear look.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:30 AM   #9
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Wayne,

How easily can it be shaped/worked? I'm a more pay-somebody-else-to-do-it-than-have -the-frustration kind of guy.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:31 AM   #10
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They were pretty aggressive with the Scotch Brite. I tried a solution I got fro the car glass company in town.
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:55 PM   #11
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I had some plexiglass scratch remover that I got from the Harley Davidson dealer that worked beautifully on my motorcycle windshield, you might try that first.
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:00 PM   #12
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Buy a headlight restore kit and polish them.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:39 PM   #13
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All the headlite repair kit is a very fine grit ! Same as using Flitz or a gritty toothpaste ! And a lot cheaper! ! ��
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:44 AM   #14
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I used to restore things like this for a local shop. it's tons of man hours and does not last. It's not even worth my time typing out the complete proper procedure. Remove them and take them to a glass shop
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Hmmmmm another bug in the app.

As I was saying, remove them and take them to a glass shop for exact replacements that you can install. OR many glass shops will remove, cut replacements and reinstall for very little $$$
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Will a glass shop do anything? I tried an auto glass place and they sold me a liquid "polishing" compound. should I try a regular window place instead?
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Glass shops here will remove / cut / replace auto glass, mirrors, and plexiglass. If you can bring it in they will replace it here.

Call around and see what you have local.

None here will buff or "restore"

Body shops do that here, and like I stated, even a professional restore does not last and is a waste of money in most cases
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