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Old 07-20-2016, 12:33 AM
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I've taken so many ideas from this forum but really haven't given back. So here goes:

I think this only relates to RV-10's, why I'm posting here. I don't really know what builders do for the junction where the windows meet the fiberglass on the inside. Here is my solution, sorry if its been done before.

For this example I used 1/4" deep #8507K14 rubber edge trim from McMaster Carr. I basically made a little jig to cut one side off of the edge trim. To cut the trim I generously applied WD-40 to the trim as I pull it through the cutter. 20' of window trim in 2 minutes, perfectly cut.

I used the 3M instant adhesive in the pic below and installed about 3" at a time. The super glue is very expensive, $30 for that little bottle, but wow does it hold. I haven't even put a dent in it with almost all my trim installed.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so here are roughly 7000 words:



Inside of window....



Outside looking in...



Hope this finds someone who needed it

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Old 07-20-2016, 07:28 AM
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That looks great! I will be stealing that idea when I start my interior. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:45 AM
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Looks great! So the Scotch Weld is safe around plexiglass? I know superglue will cause issues so when you referenced superglue it made me nervous.

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Old 07-20-2016, 09:19 AM
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Looks great! So the Scotch Weld is safe around plexiglass? I know superglue will cause issues so when you referenced superglue it made me nervous.

Thanks,
Lynn
I glued the trim to the fiberglass and not the plexi. It doesn't take very much to make it hold.
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:36 PM
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Looks FANTASTIC! That is an area that is difficult to get to that "automotive quality" level of finish, and you solution looks great.

The Aerosport headliner shells do a good job for the back seats, but I might steal this idea for the front windows
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:45 PM
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...along with a million other links. You guys make the task of building a -10 more difficult by increasing the size of the elephant and the resultant number of bites required to eat him. But that's a good thing, because I'm going for quality and comfort this time around, and the RV bar has been raised in wonderful ways in the last 20 years that I've been a flyer vs. a repeat offender

Thanks for posting this. If Ed K. likes it, I know I want it.
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Old 07-20-2016, 04:49 PM
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Thanks fellas. Ed, it's that "automotive finish" that makes the -10 such a great and tedious project. I have so many hours of fiberglass and finish work that were not part of the plans. Many of the projects got shelved, but the experience and knowledge is priceless. I plan to be a repeat offender, but next time something with 2 seats that requires a parachute while I go loop-de-loop. That one will be more militarized in finish...perhaps a -8 or a -14. Hmmmm, better get this one done first.

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Old 07-21-2016, 11:06 AM
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That looks fantastic, I fear the quality of my fiberglass work and hope this will hide some of my miss steps a bit.
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:38 AM
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That a good idea.... I've caught with that and ended up doing a nice bead of black silicone there... Took a lot of work to get it it right. I might pull it off at some point and try that....
Thank goodness for McMaster Carr, that place is a blessing.
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:57 AM
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