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Old 02-28-2018, 08:20 AM
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Default Replacing The Windscreen

Has anyone replaced a windscreen?
I have crazing in my windscreen and I?m looking for advice and options to replace it. I noticed some builders have used aluminum fairings, but that was on a 7. Since the cabin is fiberglass I?m assuming that wouldn?t be a good idea? Thoughts? Or just dig out the old one and refiberglass and paint?

As always any thoughts or suggestions greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:38 AM
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Vic Syracuse just did this on his RV-10: if he doesn't come along soon, reach out!

(FYI he looked great covered in plexiglass dust when we did a Facetime session!)
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:56 AM
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Default Windscreen

I haven't installed it yet but I purchased the aluminum fairing from ML Skunkworks...

On another note, I went with the Cee Bailey windows and windscreen.

I have a stock Van's windscreen that I will not be using and will make a deal on if you want it...

Let me know!

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Old 02-28-2018, 01:57 PM
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Default Router with dust extraction is your friend

I did this last year for a customer.

A router with dust extraction made this a straight forward job.




The Cee Baileys windscreen was a great drop in replacement with hardly no trimming required and that annoying bulge in the lower r/h corner like the Vans screen has,was not there.
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Yes, I just did mine, and used a router for the top cut and a cutoff wheel for the front. Interesting that i used the Cee Bailey windscreen and mine had the annoying bump on the lower right side. I didn't think that was supposed to be there.

I used Sika flex to reinstall rather than the weldon. It was less messy and longer working time.

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Old 02-28-2018, 03:30 PM
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Yes, I just did mine, and used a router for the top cut and a cutoff wheel for the front. Interesting that i used the Cee Bailey windscreen and mine had the annoying bump on the lower right side. I didn't think that was supposed to be there.

I used Sika flex to reinstall rather than the weldon. It was less messy and longer working time.

Vic
Cee Bailey advertises them without the bump.
Over all was it a good upgrade for a replacement?
No trimming?

Thanks Vic!
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What are the techniques for separating what's left after the rough cut from the glue joint? Also are the techniques adhesive dependent (Sika vs weld-on vs Lord)?
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What is the reason that you guys are replacing your windshields? Mine is 8 years and 1000+ of flight hrs. old and still looks nice and clear. It scares to think that I should have to replace it in the future.
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What is the reason that you guys are replacing your windshields? Mine is 8 years and 1000+ of flight hrs. old and still looks nice and clear. It scares to think that I should have to replace it in the future.
Crazing from previous owner using the wrong cleaner I presume.

Vic? Flying too much, wore it out.
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I don't know why mine crazed. It got really bad. The interesting thing is that there is another RV-10 on the field that is the same vintage (2009) and it's windshield is crazing with the same pattern.
Why did I replace it? Carol said she wouldn't go to Alaska with me this summer unless I replaced it. Too much beautiful scenery to miss.

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