The main point of entry for a car thief is through the car window. Car windows security but are no match for a brick or a hammer. Once the window is broken inside the car is exposed to external elements like rain. A broken window also leaves open the car vandalism. Replacement windows are expensive and usually take a week or more to replace since most dealers auto glass automobile manufacturer order. Using plastic and some simple tools, you can make temporary replacement windows that will keep a safe car.
- Make a template of the broken window. A good template is the key to creating a window that fits. Start by placing a piece of craft paper or construction paper over the window. Trace the shape of the window, following the outline of the Board. The board is the rubber molding that holds the window in place. If a window with an identical partner on the other side, draw the window intact because the paper can be placed flat against the glass intact. Craft paper is more flexible than cardboard and easy to use when I draw a slightly curved window.
- Cut the template. Stencil Transfer paper to heavy cardboard, apply the template to the surface of the cardboard with double-sided tape. Use a knife to cut the template. Try placing the template to make sure it fits within the rubber gasket. Make adjustments if necessary. Measure the total size of the workforce and buy the plastic parts. Polycarbonate is the best choice because no cracking when cut with a scroll saw. Polycarbonate also has 250 times the impact strength of the glass, while the acrylic is only 17 times. Using a 1/8 inch thickness for replacement windows. Some windows use 3/16 material, which can be difficult to bend instead.
- Assemble the cardboard template on the plastic sheet with double-sided tape, to hold the template in place while the blade is. Use a jig saw to cut the template. Follow the line exactly when cutting. If the piece needs minor adjustment, it can be sanded with a palm sander. Use 220 grit sandpaper to remove excess material. Once the template is short, remove the plastic template. Leave the protective liner on both sides of the plastic in case further changes are needed.
- Place the template on the rubber gasket of the window. The board has a U-shaped groove that is the window. If too tight, check the tight areas and sanded down with the palm sander. Use 220 grit sandpaper to adjust the plastic where it is needed.
- Remove the plastic from the court of the window, and then remove the cover from both sides of the plastic sheet. Apply a small amount of silicone in the groove of the Board. Place the window in place and allow the silicone to dry to complete the project.