Skylight dome repair?


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Old 03-09-08, 10:39 PM
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Skylight dome repair?

I have about a 8' x 4' skylight with opaque white plastic dome. It has 3 cracks radiating out to about 1'. its intact, just cracked and will let the weather in. Probably the wind blew a pine cone into it.

How can I go about repairing it? The dome is not viewed from inside the house as there is a colored glass inset in the ceiling. I was thinking contact cement and laying a flexible membrane over the cracked area that would withstand the weather and UV. I visited Lowes but saw nothing like that. It would be great if the membrane was translucent but not critical.
Any hints appreciated on how to go about this repair.
thanks!
 
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Old 03-12-08, 01:38 PM
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Does this skylight have an alum. frame holding plastic.
If it does you can replace dome from commercial Co.
If you don't want to spend the money & don't care what it looks like--rough plastic w/
sand paper in both sides of crack & apply fibergrass mat w/ resin-avail. at auto supply stores.
Have fun
 
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Old 03-12-08, 02:36 PM
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ok..thanks for that. I dont care what it looks like to fiber glass may work if it sticks to acrylic.
 
 

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