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Old 13-09-2013, 06:54   #1
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Window Re-bedding Service Needed

I'm looking for a facility (yard or mobile service) on the gulf/west coast of FL that can re-bed large acrylic yacht windows. This would be the cabin windows (not ports) on my Leopard 42. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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Old 13-09-2013, 08:06   #2
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Contact a local glass repair shop. Most should have the proper tools for cutting and experience with adhesives and sealants.

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Old 13-09-2013, 08:49   #3
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Re: Window Re-bedding Service Needed

Acrylic yacht windows

The adhesive most boat builder’s use is standard automotive window glass adhesive with one difference. The windows are not glass, so a primer has to be used on just the window so the adhesive will bond. A lot of cruisers use Dow Corning 795

Note: The outside of the plastic sheets are painted black for 2” around the periphery of the window so the UV light from the sun will not break down the adhesive.

1) ACRYLITE GP acrylic sheet is a cell-cast acrylic sheet 3/8 thickness

2) Dow Automotive BETAMATE7120 Single-component, high-viscosity, atmospheric humidity-curing polyurethane bonding/sealing compound for high-strength, permanently elastic adhesive joints. Apply thick and squeezed out to 3/8 when window is installed

3) Dow Automotive Betaprime 5404 Pinchweld and encapsulation Primer. Used only on the plastic window sheet. Lightly scotbright 2” around bounding edge and apply this primer onto the sanded 2” area around the outer edge
A lot of DIY cruisers just fix the windows themselves with Dow Corning 795

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Old 13-09-2013, 17:04   #4
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Re: Window Re-bedding Service Needed

Too big a project for DIY? As noted, Dow 795 is the bedding of choice.
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