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Old 10-20-2012, 10:39 PM   #1
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Windshield Replacement- How Much Time

Hi there. We are working on our 1999 Damon Daybreak and the latest project is replacing the Driver Side windshield. This has been in the works for about 3 weeks and as luck would have it the glass finally got here late yesterday. That means they will be doing the glass replacement this coming week.

My concern is that we are supposed to get rain this coming week and the rig is not garaged- as a matter of fact the driver front corner would get much of the rain hitting it once the rain does start. So here is my question - How much time does the windshield seal need before it should get wet? I don't want to have issues or leaks because it got wet prematurely.

I hope I get some answers before Monday AM so I know if I should put off the installer.

Thank You in advance!

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Old 10-20-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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Only a few minutes for the urethane to skin over before rain hits it but the rig should not be moved for 24 hours so it sets completely.

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Old 10-21-2012, 06:10 AM   #3
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Agree I had my right side dome a few months ago it was to rain thee put painters tape told me to remove next day same on my car
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:17 AM   #4
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Only a few minutes for the urethane to skin over before rain hits it but the rig should not be moved for 24 hours so it sets completely.
+1 to Mr_D. The winshield guys that come to our shop tell us we can "ease" a coach outside as soon as they're done but no road use for 24 hours or so.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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Duncan Systems, a very large glass dealer and installer in Elkhart, Indiana has installed 4 windshields for me. Took 1 hour or less for install. They moved it to their parking lot and asked that I not move it for 4 hours.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:50 PM   #6
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A couple of months ago I had the drivers windshield replaced on my motor home. Duncan supplied the glass and parts and a local company did the installation. They had me wait for an hour or so before I drove it home - about ten miles. They suggested I not drive it fast on the way home and that it would be good to not drive it for a few days so the adhesives could bond or whatever it is they do. I'm lucky in that insurance paid the entire amount.

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