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Offline christopher

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windshield replacement
« on: July 09, 2007, 05:35:42 PM »
is this hard to do or do i need a glass guy which i do not have?

Offline Dale MC8

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Re: windshield replacement
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2007, 05:42:12 PM »
Nope and nope. You need the new windshield and a NEW gasket thingy [sorry, the right word escaped me - I hate these Sr moments.] Check the archives here and on the BNO board and you'll find a load of first person reports on this subject. More than you need!! LOL
HTH....Dale MC8
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Offline Sam 4106

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Re: windshield replacement
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2007, 06:03:14 PM »
Hi Christopher,
I will answer with a qualified yes. Depending on your willingness to try new things and the availability of a good helper you can install a new windshield. We had both windshields in our GM 4106 replaced by professionals and I watched them do it, one on the inside and one on the outside. After that I installed 10 windows in the sides of our Prevost Le Mirage XL alone. I bought the special tool for installing the spline into the gasket surrounding the glass and that made that job a lot easier. Be sure to apply plenty of soapy water to the gasket and glass to facilitate the job and take your time. I made my own tools for helping get the glass into the gasket out of plastic about 1/4" thick by 1 1/4" wide and 6" long. I sanded a long tapper on one flat side and rounded the nose on each one. My first try I used wood tools but they kept breaking so I went to the plastic ones and had no further problems. I also used a scaffold to work from and that made the job easier and safer.
Good luck, Sam 4106
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