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Old 01-08-2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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Tinted plexi-glass on the screen door

I finally found a day that wasn't raining and got the new tinted acrylic (plexi-glass) installed on my screen door. I actually did this mod on my first travel trailer in 2008 and we knew then that we could never be without it on a camper, haha.

Picked this up at Home Depot for about $50.00. I could not find this stuff in my own home town, had to get it at an HD that was over 2 hours away, of course, we were visiting some of my family for the holidays so it wasn't out of my way, LOL.




I pulled all of the screen and spline out of the door and simply slid the plexi-glass into one of the existing grooves in the door. I'll probably go back and get some .125 thick screen spline to use like a weatherstrip in the groove with the plexi-glass as the plexi-glass is not as thick enough to "fill" the grooves, plus it'll keep that stuff from rattling so much.
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Nice job!
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:46 PM   #3
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Could you post a close up of how it sits (fits) in the door ? Great Mod ! Jim
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I did the same to our this summer but used clear instead. Also I used clear silicon caulk to fill the gaps so it will not rattle.
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Could you post a close up of how it sits (fits) in the door ? Great Mod ! Jim
It's awefully hard to see this with so much glare and reflection, but this first pic is taken looking at the backside or inside of the door. Looking up the edge from the bottom corner you can see how the plexi is "wavy" and loose fitting in the channel of the screen door.




Next, here is a pic after I added the window screen spline on the frontside or outside of the door, in the channel with the plexi and it really fit nice and snug




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That really looks nice, what size plexi glass did you use if you don't mind me asking?
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Just wondering but when we added window tint to my crane cab skylight which was plexi glass it bubbled after about a year .
Have you done this before and had success ?
looks great by the way !

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That really looks nice, what size plexi glass did you use if you don't mind me asking?
It was .093 thick, the only size available in tinted at the time. I bought two pieces that were each 30" x 36". One piece for the top half, the other for the rest of the door.
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Thanks, I'll have to look into doing this on my Solera before trip season.
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Just wondering but when we added window tint to my crane cab skylight which was plexi glass it bubbled after about a year .
Have you done this before and had success ?
looks great by the way !

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I've never applied window tint to anything but I had considered doing it for this project until I finally found the tinted Plexiglas.
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