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Old 24-07-2013, 10:24   #61
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I've no idea what lexel is....it may be suitable, it may not.

here's an article about gluing the plexi on.

How to install boat windows and port lights
Ok ....(didn't read the link till after I posted) so it's kinda like this except I usually use some mechanical fastening support(the bolts). I have never used the Dow stuff and as is claimed, it may be strong enough to leave out the bolts! Either way the installation looks clean and sleek.
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I'll post pics.
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Ok ....(didn't read the link till after I posted) so it's kinda like this except I usually use some mechanical fastening support(the bolts). I have never used the Dow stuff and as is claimed, it may be strong enough to leave out the bolts! Either way the installation looks clean and sleek.
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I confirm that it's strong enough to leave out the bolts.
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Sorry about the quality of the pictures. I will detail this when I'm not using my smart ass phone.

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So far I am quite pleased with my frameless windows especially since my boat interior is no longer soaking wet! I used some 1/4 tinted plexiglass because I had some laying around. I simply traced around the outside of my old frames which were about 5/8" larger than the openings, lightly sanded the inside edge of the cut plexiglass (used a jig saw and a coarse wood blade. The finer blades would melt the plexi and it would weld back together.), applied a medium bead of Lexel brand caulk (sticky stuff), and taped the windows in place. After 24 hours or so I pealed the tape and applied another bead of Lexel around the outside edge, and wallah! Here we have pretty good temperature swings between noon and midnight and I have not noticed any problems. The real test will be the ocean of course. I will report any problems if they occur there.


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