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Old 03-12-2016, 09:05 AM   #1
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couple of months ago we bought 72 trade wind two wind windows have lots nasty muck in side any ideas about how to clean. The door lock need sealant any thoughts about what can I use. any thought about plumbers putty for the job, will it work.
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Old 03-12-2016, 09:16 AM   #2
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The wing windows can be disassembled, which is a tough job (especially to put them back together). Any wing window from 1970 to 1975 will fit. I am not sure about 72 but some of the early 70s wing windows have very thin and easily fractured tempered glass). Another fix is to carefully break the inner window with a center punch so you only have a single pane,

For your lock use Tempro Vulkem, Alcoa Gutterseal, or Silkaflex.
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Old 03-15-2016, 07:21 AM   #3
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sikaflex and vulkem are they not adhesives and would they not make the lock impossible to remove incase of needing repair in future

for the window does any one has pictures to remove and repair so that I can see what to look for

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sikaflex and vulkem are they not adhesives and would they not make the lock impossible to remove incase of needing repair in future

for the window does any one has pictures to remove and repair so that I can see what to look for

Thanks for any info
Silkaflex and Vulkem are not adhesives they are caulking. Silkaflex will penetrate seams a little more.

There are window photos in past threads, but the search engine sucks.Basically you take off the interior trim, drill out the rivets from the outside, pry out the window which is sealed in with vulkem, split the window, clean it out and reassemble. Probably you will not be able to reuse the internal gasket. They probably are not available. You will probably have to build up a replacement gasket using Vulkem and Butyl. Should take a few hours to remove a window, 4 hours or so to split and reassemble and a couple of hours to reinstall.
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