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Topic Review (Newest First)
03-09-2011 12:09 PM
mitiempo No, as it is likely to break if something is dropped on it or if someone stands on it. For ports yes, hatches no.
03-09-2011 08:41 AM
jack2
Glass for replacing hatches

Is tempered glass (1/2") as good as plastic for a forward hatch light?
09-19-2009 02:48 AM
dieselboy As you can see the ash looks much better than the crappy green..
$135.. for all 4 cut out off the old glass as a pattern..
09-19-2009 02:46 AM
dieselboy
09-19-2009 02:45 AM
dieselboy Ok, so i have received a few pm on port light glass.. here are the pics before and after..


09-18-2009 11:01 AM
nickmerc I am interested in some of that butyl tape. PM me to arrange a time to meet. I keep my boat at Warergate on Back Creek.
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Cheap vaporizer
09-18-2009 01:04 AM
dieselboy Hey that's the stuff or so it looks any way.. Any one need some i seem to have a lot of that and one side sticky seal.. I got lots of that too.
Far to much of both to just do one boat.. Any one close????
09-17-2009 11:43 PM
mitiempo pic of butyl tape
09-17-2009 11:41 PM
mitiempo Sounds like butyl to me.
Brian
09-17-2009 07:03 PM
dieselboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by PorFin View Post
D Boy,

Quick recommendations for you:

1. Before you bed the panes, take the extra time to seal the edges of the laminated glass with a couple of coats of epoxy. This will add another layer of protection from water getting between the layers and delaminating the glass (which leads to the cloudiness.)

2. Choose your bedding compound carefully. Although the glass should be impervious, some sealants will attack the adhesives used to laminate the glass, giving water a runnning start at getting in there. (Hopefully not an issue if you do step 1, but why tempt fate right?)

Hope it all goes well,
PF
I have 17 rolls " don't ask i got a good deal and did not read the size of the auction till after i got them" It is a sealer designed to be put in to an aluminum frame with glass. It a polly based seal that seems to be more like a roll of puddy and was built for aircraft and boats. We did one boat with it and it works very well.. Now its my turn..

You install the seal then the glass and compress and the excess is forced out and trimmed with a x-acto blade. It will never harden and looks like a thick taffy??
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