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post #4 of Old 08-25-2003
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new window frames

On my Taswell 43, RICKA, I have long side windows with lexan mounted from the outside - as you described. Original plastic frames have broken and split so I made new one piece frames (they fit perfectly) out of Masonite. Before installing I sanded and primed them, then spray painted them white with a top quality two part paint. I stalled them using white silicone adhesive. A good thick coat of the adhesive was applied to the back side of the frame and it was then pushed into position allowing the adhesive to squish-out all around the frame. The excess silicone was removed while still uncured using 3M Adhesive Remover. The whole job turned out to be really beautiful. It was done in 2000 and now three years later still looks as good as the day it was finished.
Cheers, Mel Shapiro/RICKA
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