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True, but I have already done all the other stuff. Now I just need a $40 lens.
Like I said...it's more than just putting in the lenses. Select Plastics cures the rubber (it's not "glazing compound") used to set the lenses in place for about two weeks in a climate controlled environment. You can't do that at home.
 

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Is that the size of the cut in? Or the max size of the actual hatch?

If you could buy that hatch new for $550, would you, or would you just refurb the ones you have as you did?
That is the size of the hatch. If I could buy a hatch of similar quality that would fit in the existing cut for $550 I would do it in a heartbeat.
 

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Google the forums and you will find threads with instructions. Honest, with good skills and attention to detail, it's not that hard. I've done ~ 8 over the past 20 years and I haven't had a leaker.

* get everything clean
* cut the lenses to exact dimentions (you need the correct sealant gap)
* use a sealant apropriate to the lens material--keep the correct gap
* cure under controled conditions (also not dificult--a large cooler with a heating pad can do a very nice job if specific conditions are required)

Just remember how much can be saved and go slow. Relaxing, once you get it down.
 
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