Walloth & Nesch Replacement Glass

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    That is interesting, I ordered mine in October? Good to know there is Doraglass out there that does fit, not so good to know that W&N are happy to ship glass they know does not!
     
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    Have you tried it in the frame yet? It does look like it is a better match than mine from the photo, fitting it will show for sure. I'd be very interested.
     
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    No because I had to send the frames back to the chrome platter.
    There were some spots.

    I wanted to do that but they won't be back for a few weeks.

    But they were so close to the originals I'm not worried about them fitting.
     
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    Gary, do you want to try to fit vent window glass in a frame? i have spare frames in my garage if you want to try.
     
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    I'm really not worried about it Scott.
    The original glass fit and I'm very confident the new glass will to.
     
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    I just replaced mine with W&N vent glass. There were small gaps but these also existed on the original glass and there is scope for moving the glass around in the frame to compensate. I used silicone sealant for mine. I didn't know what the correct product to use was.
     
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    20170616_225933344_iOS.jpg I am not sure I have got to the bottom of this, but here's the latest. In my original photos you can see the Doraglass stamp is at he bottom, I checked my other new glass and it is at the top just like Gary's and it's a good fit. W&N sent a response saying that they checked one from stock and it was within 1.5mm tolerance of the original glass (the stamp on their photo was at the top also) my one is 5mm too small width and height wise. Hopefully they have stock that fits and I just got one from a bad batch?
     
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    John, it also looks like the lower front radius is different from glass to glass. the one on the right looks like a smaller (tighter) radius than the one on the left.
     

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