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Old 04-18-2009, 05:39 PM   #1
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In my 2004 30 foot classic I am having trouble opening the windows after they have been closed for a while. I used silicone spray on the gaskets but that hasn't helped much. Anybody have any suggestions as to what works on keeping the gasket "not sticky".
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Anybody have any suggestions as to what works on keeping the gasket "not sticky".
Sliding a butter knife or something similarly not sharp just between the gasket & window enough to "break" the grip... I find that I don't have to go all the way around the gasket/window, just a bit around the corner and it breaks the seal. I've heard all sorts of gasket care to keep 'em soft, supple and like something else XXX... .. they still seem to stick. I've found that as much as I plan on gasket maintainence, I don't seem to do it until out camping which unfortunately, hasn't been often lately.... Anyway, butter knife always works in opening the window.
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In my 2004 30 foot classic I am having trouble opening the windows after they have been closed for a while. I used silicone spray on the gaskets but that hasn't helped much. Anybody have any suggestions as to what works on keeping the gasket "not sticky".
Using "a lot" of silicone spray on the gasket as well as the metal frame, solves the problem.

Touch it up every 6 months or so.

End of problem.

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i like to use my best plasticware knives for opening the windows. it's less likely to chip the glass. plastic combs work well too!
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I usually spray silicone spay on the window gaskets twice a year. Once sprayed on I wipe the gaskets to make sure the silicone is spread over the entire gasket surface. That will pretty much minimize the sticking. As time goes by I find the sticking is becoming pretty rare.

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thanks for all the info. I have been using silicon and a wooden paint stirrer, so I guess those are the best options. wolf
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