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Old 02-05-2006, 07:16 PM   #57
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steve at vts told me that i did not need to use bedding tape but rather a high grade silicone sealent/adheasive. it seams to have worked well. i have type 3 windows and i have to say that instlation was a snap. i did take a few days to prep every thing ie cleaning off the old bedding tape and silicone. but window instlation is just about a two person job. most everything can be done by one person but you may need some one to hold the glass while you put in the screwes. i did dry fit a few times to make sure that i under stood what i was going to need to do and when. also i used a dry erase marker to mark the how much of the glass was in the window bar and where to put the masking tape to make the silicone have a nice clean edge. i also taped the window six ways to sunday so that the silicone could set before i wanted it to support the weight of the glass.
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Old 02-07-2006, 01:40 PM   #58
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The main concern with silicone adhesives is they tend not to stay stuck to the aluminum after a while. (Check out sealing roof vents and openings with silicone). When you factor in UV exposure, vibration of the trailer going down the road, and the cost of replacement glass.... bedding tape would sure seem the safe way to grip the glass and insure against premature loss of a window. I believe from what I've seen on 66,67, and 68 trailers that bedding tape was factory installed and has held windows in, pretty good, for almost 40 years. It comes down to personal preference in the end but, I'll go with what holds the window tighter in the hinge/clamp. Ed
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:29 PM   #59
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Welllll, that does it. Bedding tape (apparently AKA glazing tape) is what I'll use. Not that it makes a lot of difference to plans here: I still have to drive to Taos to get anything at all.


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Old 02-07-2006, 06:38 PM   #60
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Lynn, Wait a few days and Ingrid (PINKFLAMINGOES) will tell us how the tape works on her window installs. I think using the tape allows for a better grip on the glass and aluminum hinge/clamp. It also requires no set-up time as adhesives do and a lot less mess to cleanup later, and as I said earlier in this thread it really comes down to personal preference... but if it was good from the factory for 30 to 40 years why take any chances. I know there are new adhesives out there but when the glass shop also recommends bedding tape I think I'll... stick...with that! (PUN INTENDED) Ed
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Lynn, Wait a few days and Ingrid (PINKFLAMINGOES) will tell us how the tape works on her window installs. ... Ed
Roger, wilco. Especially since Maria hasn't granted me leave from duty here at the park yet so that I can go to Taos and buy parts!

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Old 02-08-2006, 09:55 AM   #62
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Lynn, If you would like to have a sample of the tape that Ingrid and I are using on our windows just PM me with your home address and I will mail you out a piece so you can take it with you when you go shopping for some in Taos. Ed
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Lynn, If you would like to have a sample of the tape that Ingrid and I are using on our windows just PM me with your home address and I will mail you out a piece so you can take it with you when you go shopping for some in Taos. Ed
Too late! I wound up going down to Taos this morning. Alas, there's not a soul in the whole town with any kind of bedding/glazing tape, so I wound up with a higher quality silicone stuff after all.

You know, it's nice to be in the back woods sometimes. But sometimes not, and this is definitely one of those times! (By the way, if anybody wants some nice, fresh elk poop, you're welcome to it! The whole park is covered with the stuff this year!)


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Old 02-09-2006, 10:30 AM   #64
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I'm planning on installing at least ONE window this weekend...report coming...
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Ok, I'll be all ears! I was planning on starting later today, but the weather forecast calls for snow in the morning, so decided to hold off until after this storm.

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Old 02-09-2006, 03:10 PM   #66
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Sooooo, duh. Since I won't be working on the windows today, decided to run down to the local hardware store to pick up the poly sealant that I special ordered over a week ago (for our tail droop project). It wasn't there, and they inform me that they can't get such a product.

Ok, so back up and reboot. Just ordered three tubes of Vulkem and a roll of window bedding tape from Vintage Trailer Supply.

It's sometimes like trying to walk up a steep sand dune around here.


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Steep hills?

Lynn, You didn't think it would be that easy did you? Who would ever believe that where you are they would have the nerve to install steep hills or anything steep for that matter...LOL Let us know how you do on the window installs. Oh, by the way, I got an e-mail from Steve at VTS saying they are going to have the window clips by this spring for their new 1/8th inch thick windows. I need to get a bunch on order as soon as he has them in stock. Fyi Ed
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Oh, cool! I'll have to order a bunch of the clips when they're in! I took ours off a couple of years ago and did what I could to remove rust and paint, but they're still pretty ugly.

It looks like Steve was pretty speedy about getting the Vulkem and bedding tape out! Boy, I look forward to getting some of this work done!


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Hey; I was going to install at least one window today, but the glass bar on the trailer still has broken off screws in it, we forgot to drill those out. It's dark now. But we removed all the rest of our windows and I'm cleaning them tonight, and we hope to get a window installed this week so I can give a report. As soon as I get more glue, more gasket.
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SUper duper! I'm still waiting for the parts to arrive. (Something about removing windowswithout having repair parts in hand that kinda bugs me.) Let us know how the new windows go in!

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