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I have a 1947 Windsor some of the glass has bubbles around the edges is there a way to fix this and what causes this.  Thank You!

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It's the lamination between the glass. It yellows and dries out after 70+ years and moisture can get in.

I don't think it can be fixed. You'd need to replace the glass.

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Yes, the glass is delaminating...there’s no way to fix it...The good news...it’s flat glass and any decent glass shop will be able to cut and replace with new...Shouldn’t be very expensive either.

 

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Don't just have a glass shop cut the glass, have them do the whole job and be done with the project. They have the tools and will know what needs to be done.

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Thanks everyone that is what I thought, was just hoping I was wrong.

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No one has mentioned that there is a "bug" or logo in the glass that gives the manufacturing company, quality of the glass, and it is date coded typically withing 45 days of the production date of the car.   Thought there were restorers here at the AACA.  LOL.    Not many restorations bother with this trivia, but before you throw that original glass away, thought you should know.   For all we know, you are planning a points restoration for judging.

They are only original ONCE.

 

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1 hour ago, StillOutThere said:

No one has mentioned that there is a "bug" or logo in the glass that gives the manufacturing company, quality of the glass, and it is date coded typically withing 45 days of the production date of the car.   Thought there were restorers here at the AACA.  LOL.    Not many restorations bother with this trivia, but before you throw that original glass away, thought you should know.   For all we know, you are planning a points restoration for judging.

They are only original ONCE.

 

I suppose you could put the glass in a vat of acid and separate the two panes. Then find some membrane material and remanufacture the window for fine point work.

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Copy of manufacturers info can be sandblasted into the new glass, you just need to make a pattern of the old text..

 

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AACA judging doesn't look at/for the date code. An authorized glass shop can $and bla$t the date code. Or it's possible to etch it yourself with some effort.

But yes, the glass cannot be made new again..........Bob

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