With more and more people realizing the cost of windows, many are choosing to have an experienced technician inspect their windows prior to a purchase. Lee Aerospace offers this service. They will go out on request and perform a pre-buy inspection for window condition. This allows any problem areas to be addressed prior to the purchase — possibly saving thousands of dollars.
Greg Piland states, "Just like you wouldn’t want me performing a pre-buy inspection on an aircraft engine, many technicians in the field are not able to perform as thorough a job as we can when it comes to a pre-buy inspection. There are sometimes issues that involve airworthiness that may not be easily evident."
A closing thought has to be "Be Careful!" This pertains to performing routine maintenance on windows, inspecting them, and attempting repairs. With care and attention, these critical aircraft components can give you many years of trouble-free use. Window Crazing
Crazing is a form of heat damage that occurs in a transparent thermoplastic material.
Crazing appears as a series of tiny, hair-like cracks in the surface of the plastic. If a material is heated non-uniformly, one side will expand more that the other, and the stresses caused by the uneven expansion produces the crazing.
Crazing destroys the strength of the material and makes it difficult to see through.
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