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Using car windshield repair kits on 'kit' glass...?

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Using car windshield repair kits on 'kit' glass...?
Posted by mini man on Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:01 PM

Just watched a video and it got me thinking..If these kits could be used to 'fix' damage in kit glass being brittle etc.Always thinking of unusual uses for stuff.Cool

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjuWqBzO7qY

 

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:36 PM

Very doudtful.

Two completely different materials.

 

Steve

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, July 01, 2018 11:38 AM

Goofy62

Very doudtful.

Two completely different materials.

 

Steve

 

Uhhh? resin and glass are different materials anyway!

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, July 01, 2018 7:09 PM

You could try it, but what I meant was kit glass is plastic, not glass.

You're better off replacing the kit glass with thin plastic sheet in most cases anyway.

Kit glass is almost always far too thick, wildly out of scale & distorts everything when you look through it.

Unless your glass is a strange shape, it's easy to replace with clear sheet plastic.

 

 

Steve

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, July 05, 2018 8:35 AM

If you are just trying to restore the glass with scratches furture floor polish will fill in the scratches and clear it up. it's liquid acrylic.

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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Posted by oldcarguy on Sunday, December 02, 2018 10:39 AM

Nigel;

  Here's an idea .take your stock kit windows .Cut the runners off between the front and back if they have them .Then cut the vent windows off the windshield part . Now , take some Florist'sclay and build a box of it behind the part .

 Make sure the edges are not undercut but vertical but slightly wider at the bottom . Now take .010sheet and lay a piece on there .gently pass a hair dryer on high over it until it conforms to the window .Spray with cool water and remove .Trim carefully and there you have an optically clear and in scale windshield or back window.

 I developed this method because I don't have room for a large Vac-Form machine and there were many of Johan's kits that had,like tha actual cars the excessively bubbled wondows ( read Chrysler here )

 

gjgeracci
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    July, 2018
Posted by OldTallDad on Sunday, December 02, 2018 6:55 PM

Vacuforms are not that difficult to build. This one will handle a lot of shapes, and takes up about a 9" x 12" footprint (but stows under the bench when not in use)

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/101743-poor-mans-vacu-form/?tab=comments#comment-1421187

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 4:58 AM

Goofy62
Very doudtful.

Polishing is the same principle. start with coarse grit and work to fine grit.

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Posted by 195X on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 11:36 AM

mini man

 

 
Goofy62

Very doudtful.

Two completely different materials.

 

Steve

 

 

 

Uhhh? resin and glass are different materials anyway!

 

I believe he was referring to the difference between styrene and glass.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, December 04, 2018 2:34 PM

I worked in vacuum forming nearly 40 years. There are simple designs for simple ones to build all over the internet.

I built several for home use. Nothing fancy - they don't have to be.

The one I liked best was using heater elements from a toaster.

Like all home made things you have to experiment a little.

If you don't like messing woth electricity use your home oven to heat your sheet of plastic. Works good for other things besides windshields. You can actually form entire bodies. Again, the internet helps tons.

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by oldcarguy on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 9:56 AM

No!

 

gjgeracci

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