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overseas kits glass

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  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: saint louis,mo
overseas kits glass
Posted by mdlblder on Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:09 PM

seems like they allmake all windows with front and back glass in one.need safe way to cut sides out,leaving front and back.easier to see interior detail

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    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:13 PM

I score mine with a razor knife after drawing my out line with a sharpie then I use scotch invisible tape over the line just like an 8th of an inch over your outline chuck into the rotary tool a fresh medium grit drum sander bout 14or1500 rpm start on the edge adjust rpm accordingly to grind to your outline in thin passes that's how i do it

Moparlover64

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Sunday, August 13, 2017 8:42 AM

Hi Mdlbldr ;

 I wrote yesterday but forgot to post . I put the windows in without glue . Then taking the tip of a number 11 blade slid backwards at the edge of the opening . I mark the windows . I then cut them out with a Photo - Etched saw blade .

 After this I smooth the edges and re - mount the glass . For cars that have quarter or rear door windows that don't roll all the way down ,  I use the cut off part and replace the missing glass with a cut down part thinned on the edges for effect .

gjgeracci
  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Moparlover64 on Monday, August 14, 2017 12:55 AM

Cool technique think I'm going to have try it bet it'd work to make flush mounted Windows to kinda like Euro glass thanks great tip. See never to old to learn a new trick

Moparlover64

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:48 AM

Hi , moparlover 64 ;

 I gotta tell you . The idea of doing this first scared the be-jay-sus out of me . The kit in question cost more than I expected . It worked and I've been doing it ever since . Now here's another tip .  Do you want your model car to reflect the thinner frames for glass ? Do about the same thing . Only use a grease pencil with a very sharp point .

   Now , mark the glass and cut it out slightly larger than the line , say the thickness of a credit card , which is .015 thick . Now . with that strip cut out safely , Lay it on the outside of the car at the beltline . Hold it tightly . Now , carefully scrape the outside line with an X-Acto from inside .

    When you hold it up to the light you should have two lines , One slightly larger than the other . Cut the excess away to the outside line . Taper the edge until the window drops in leaving a tiny ledge at the edge .

 When finished with painting drop it in . If it doesn't fit , sand the edges , again at a slight slant to allow the glass to drop back in . When it fits to your satisfaction , then use a wee bit of Aleen's White Craft glue . A small dot at each corner will do . Let dry and behold ! Your almost flush fitting windows !

 I take the Windshield glass and Backlight and do this all the time .On some cars the frame looks a foot thick when done . We all know this is not the case . I fit all this glass from the outside ! Using only this method .

gjgeracci

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