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Old 04-08-2019, 06:27 PM   #1
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Lexan glass for all the windows?

I am not looking forward to cleaning all of the grungy bus windows. Figuring out how to take off all the old tint and cleaning the dirty, rusty look off all of the metal.
I'm not a welder and don't know any welders, so, rv windows are out. Plus, they're expensive.
And, I honestly don't like RV windows.

I'm covering the hatch with lexan glass and, I was wondering if I could just do that with all the bus windows?! Adding a hinge on the tops of them all. Maybe some screens.

I'm wondering if anyone else has done this.
Would it be a bad idea, going down the road, the vibrations and the hinges? Would they fall out, eventually?
Is the idea a bad one, in general?

Would anyone care to share how they would go about installing lexan windows?

Please and thank you!
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Old 04-08-2019, 06:41 PM   #2
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I think what your are wanting would be labor intensive and end up not the quality that you get from using a real bus window? I don't see how you would seal them tight when driving. If you want the option of tilt out windows, go with a stock opening emergency exit bus window.
RV windows out because they are expensive? On the contrary, have you priced Lexan lately. I paid $40 for a 26" piece of Lexan. I've been paying less for good used RV windows. You can get the Lexan cheaper in full sheets, but adding the labor of cutting and fitting just seems like a lot of work.
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Old 04-08-2019, 06:46 PM   #3
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Rv windows out because they involve welding and they are like, $100 a pop. Or more.

I don't know if my idea would work.
I was hoping for some ideas that I can't think of...
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Rv windows out because they involve welding and they are like, $100 a pop. Or more.

I don't know if my idea would work.
I was hoping for some ideas that I can't think of...
If you shop around you can find RV windows way cheaper than $100, use what you save on them to have the frames welded up. I'm picking up 5 RV windows next week, $100 for all 5.
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