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Old 01-19-2012, 05:11 PM   #225
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Thanks guys I was wondering if I was just being a baby. I still have to rebuild most of my windows and put bulb gaskets in all but one frame. Any advice? Tips? What steps did you guys take? I had two windows caulked in so bad those took almost one day!
@Sandy that silicone remover from VTS works pretty good. But it is a bit thick, so be patient. Also you may need more than one application. I polished the windows a bit, not sure if I will get to crazy though. Any tips?
@ Kip Thanks by the way for the tool tip. I had to cut into the groove of the window so only one would fit. It worked well on what looked like painters caulking in the window frame. I will try it with my die grinder on the vents and vent covers.
The "bulb" gasket is a waste of time and money.

That's restoring what was thought to be good, 45 years ago. Gaskets have since been far improved.

A far superior gasket is black and is "D" shaped. Seals better and lasts a heck of alot longer.

Also easy to install.

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Old 01-19-2012, 08:25 PM   #226
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The "bulb" gasket is a waste of time and money.

That's restoring what was thought to be good, 45 years ago. Gaskets have since been far improved.

A far superior gasket is black and is "D" shaped. Seals better and lasts a heck of alot longer.

Also easy to install.

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Unfortunatly I bought a whole bunch of the bulb type. I came across some posts talking about the bulb type vs D shaped. Oh well nexbt time
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:03 PM   #227
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Unfortunatly I bought a whole bunch of the bulb type. I came across some posts talking about the bulb type vs D shaped. Oh well nexbt time
I will bet that before the end of 2012, you will have a water leaking window because of that bulb gasket.

It's always good to remember the good ole days, along with the good ole stuff.

But, science and physics still abounds.

Therefore new stuff comes on the market that leaves the old things, way back in the dark.

Small example, light bulbs or how about cars and their stuff, compared to just 10 years ago??

Best idea when repairing things on an Airstream, is to update the type of part, or certainly the quality of parts.

We feel the bulb gasket came over on the Titanic, and should have stayed with it.

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Windows are a lot of work, period! Going on six days, ten windows. Broke two more frames trying to clean out what looked like painters caulk So I have three windows left to clean, replace glass, and replace glazing. Hope finish next week. Hope that is.....
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Hang in there, Marz, it's going to look like it's ready to launch into outer space!
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:44 AM   #230
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I spent the better part of a summer trying to get all the windows an vent openings finished, felt like forever!
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:20 AM   #231
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I spent the better part of a summer trying to get all the windows an vent openings finished, felt like forever!
Agreed. Took forever, and to date, it was the most tiring and frustrating part of my project. I probably shouldn't have counted the pieces like I did, because when you think about 23 pieces of metal/ window times 5 windows times 2 cuts....230 passes on stuff. ugh.

However, re-installing all the trim and seeing it back together really made me feel validated.

Hang in there Marz, it's looking great!
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Agreed. Took forever, and to date, it was the most tiring and frustrating part of my project..!
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Glad to see that I am in good company. It is such a time suck, pretty much ....well ..sucks!! I am hopeing to get more done this Sunday, wish me luck!
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Hey Marz, just wanted to drop a line and say it's coming along nicely! Learned some new things on how you're doing your windows btw!
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Hey Marz, just wanted to drop a line and say it's coming along nicely! Learned some new things on how you're doing your windows btw!
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Hi Marc I was wondering where you have been. Thank you, I am inching forward on these windows. I thought that the windows would tough but not this tough. Glad you learned something, it makes my journey worth it. Just got my Fantastic Vents so stay tuned!
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FF?? Alright! Did you go with the "curved" inside plastic or the flat. I'm assuming the curved? Yeah.. been MIA but lurking around... lots of family stuff going on. Just need more TIME!

It just occurred to me that I might have driven by you.. went down to So Cal for the weekend two weeks ago to look at colleges for my eldest daughter (Art Center Pasadena, CalARts + USC)... then out to Palm Springs to visit some friends. Duh.. shoulda PM'd you...
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FF?? Alright! Did you go with the "curved" inside plastic or the flat. I'm assuming the curved? Yeah.. been MIA but lurking around... lots of family stuff going on. Just need more TIME!

It just occurred to me that I might have driven by you.. went down to So Cal for the weekend two weeks ago to look at colleges for my eldest daughter (Art Center Pasadena, CalARts + USC)... then out to Palm Springs to visit some friends. Duh.. shoulda PM'd you...
Next time!
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I went with the curved grey plastic because I am going with the all aluminum interior. I figured it would look better than beige or white.
Is your daughter going for design? Cal Arts is great, so is Art center. Not so sure about USC but it is a great school over all.
Absolutly PM me nent time you come down. Maybe we can grab a beer?
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MB I might have missed it but are you going to re-install the original tail light clusters; just curious as I was really tempted to pick up a mid 60's trailer and swap the lights out for early 60's units.
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