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A while back I posted "Why have them?". Well great responses to that thread. In my case, I had a clear one below and a privacy glass on top with a shade over it. It didn't make much sense to me as I can't see out of the back one anyway. I also noticed that it was leaking and it was time to do the deed so I came up with a plan to get the most out of what I had to work with. I home made my own dual panes,sealed and insulated the window frames the best I could. I truly have no need for windows in the door altogether being that I spent thousands on dual panes but the door has two single pane windows that are not even efficient. What I'm about to show you will or might change you mind.
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The frames have this awful hot glue insulation that is completely worthless and is hard to get off by the way!
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So now after much prep it is time to make dual panes. This is a plastic product you can buy at Home Depot. You all know plastic can scratch and I tested this and it isn't to bad. Of course going with another piece of tempered glass was out of the budget. I did this entire project for 30 bucks. One other plus is that if the window does get broken, glass won't get inside.... and it takes a lot of force to break this stuff a lot...so consider it a security thing.
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Now it's time for install...
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FINISHED! Any Questions?? Comments welcomed!

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Posted: 02/20/09 06:15am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WOW!! Very nice. When can you do mine??? [emoticon]

Is the top window from the bottom spot?

Any other reason other than insulation not to just swap the two?

Thanks....DJ


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Posted: 02/20/09 07:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice job
Did you fill the space between the windows with argon gas?


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Posted: 02/20/09 08:11am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GOOD job

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Wow very good job, very interesting, thanks for share.


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Which window did you do, top or bottom? Doesn't ypour bottom one have the wide angle peel and stick lens so you get a goo outside view?
Nice job! Was the plastic hard to cut? Why didn't you bevel the corners to increase the overall size for a little wider fit? Looks really good. Have you got double pain on any other windows? Capt PJ


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Yes the clear one used to be on the bottom but because the slide is in the way it was useless in my case. I moved that one to the top and the privacy to the bottom. Now I can see out of the top one when I'm inside the TC and it has the shade. The grey sticky ribbon holds everything in place and when you clamp everything down, just trim the excess. I will let it ooze out for a few days and then seal it on the outside with a clear. The insulation is just some bat insulation...it is a non fiberglass. No fancy gases in between just a dual layer....it has to better than it was and at least everything is sealed again. I just really wanted to show how bad the seal was but in the process find a better use for the windows I have. Yes my TC has dual panes but the door windows were a weak spot in the big picture.

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Would you post some pics of factory dual panes and how they are installed/mounted? PLEASE!!! THX Capt PJ

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Posted: 02/20/09 07:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow! Nice job! Thanks for sharing and the detailled pics.


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I swapped the top for clear glass when it broke. I like to look out the window when camping. Bottom has always been clear. I do use my bottom one for driving though.


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