RE: Bedding material for acrylic windshield
I removed the center pane from my Taiwan built trawler, and discovered that the bedding was paper thin. It seems that the factory put the bedding on the windshield frame and layed the glass right over it with the result that the bedding material was squished out. The glass was actually laying right on the bottom of the frame with very little bedding there. No wonder the windshield leaked! I rebedded the center pane using shims to allow for a thicker layer of bedding between the pane and the frame. The bad thing is that the rubber window seals no longer fit into the frames and I must rely on a bead of bedding material for an outer seal.