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Old 01-23-2019, 11:05 AM   #12
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Default Re: Mercury Glass Replacement

Rough roads tend to beat the glass up after the channels deteriorate. If you can get the window out with the setting channel still attached then you should be able to use it. If not, try to save the pieces to puzzle back together and make a cardboard pattern. Masonite or lauan plywood may work better as a pattern but it's a bit thick and its not as easy to cut to shape.

Most of the glass was flat laminated safety glass back in the day and it can be cut without too much trouble. Modern cars use tempered safety glass but it has to be cut and formed prior to tempering. It's about 3 times stronger than the laminated type but it just shatters instead of cracking.
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