Originally Posted by KitfoxJoe
I installed my rear window(tip up) and the skin is puckering up between the screws. I know I am not the first with this problem. I have done a search to see what others have done but found nothing. I was thinking of enlarging the holes in the window itself but do not know if that will help. Any suggestions? Thanks joe
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I did not have this happen and sweated the drilling to avoid it. It seems to be caused by not having the plexiglass pushed hard against the skin when drilling. Of a big change in temperature. (decrease)
Lets see, you might be able to take some paper (large sheet) tape over the outside of the skin and precisely locate the holes on the paper. Then overlay on the outside of the plexiglass to see how far off the holes are. It may also be a good guide to elongating the holes without wrestling with the installation multiple times. A test would be to make an aluminum strip (with dimples) from the pattern and see if it fits. If it works then do it on the plexi.
If it was me, I might consider making a drill guide and/or countersink guide to clamp to the plexiglass (at each hole) to prevent more wandering of the tool during elongation process.
Just some ideas, not from experience. FWIW
Good luck . . . Talk to Gus at Vans, or send Scott (rvbuilder2002) a PM. They have seen (and repaired) it all.