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Old 09-09-2004, 04:55 PM   #15
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How to loosen silicone...


There is a product available that will loosen silicon. Check out the following web-site for information:

For some reason the above site is not responding at the moment so let me know if you have trouble reaching it. I was able to get answers to my questions at the following email address:

Pricing was quoted to me as follows:

The container sizes are as follows: 1 quart is $30.85
1 gallon is $47.85, 5 gallon pail is $189.25, and 55 gallon drum is $1696.75.

I bought 1 quart and found that it does work. I had some areas on the exterior that had lots of silcone gloped on. Some of it I removed as much as possible first and some I didn't. I brushed on the Amtex CCR and waited about 15 minutes before I started rubbing. The residue from the mechanically remove silicone pretty much all came off. Much of the larger glob, while not fully disolved had at least loosened from the aluminum enough that I could get most of it off easily enough. Waiting longer would only result in better results.

I hope this helps,


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Old 09-09-2004, 05:04 PM   #16
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Malcolm This is major big news. Should be a link on top of the forum home page.... I'm saved... once the link comes back up.

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Old 09-16-2004, 08:20 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by mizzen
I bought a 68 curved window for my 67 GT, and the hinge bar did not match the hinge on the coach. YIKES.! I guess Airstream just decided to change things at that time.

They did change or used two different channels. I have two 1966 trailer a Safari and a Overlander. They even have different window channel. One is a "two part" hinge, the other is a "three part" hinge.

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Old 09-17-2004, 08:44 AM   #18
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Well I guess I just got lucky while waiting for the news of how to get this glass and how much it was going to cost. I found it at Colaws and they sent me my window in it's frame, the frame that is riveted to the shell, the screen, the arms and knobs, everything. I paid 150 for the works and 75 for shipping, but well worth it. They shipped it in a wood crate and it was wrapped in bubble wrap, nice packing and protection. Now all I need to do is replace the window gasket on the window frame and I am in business.

I called Colaws on the phone and spoke with them. I had previously emailed them and the email that returned said they didn't have my window. So it might be better to call so you can tell them exactly what you want. Also tell them the years that have the same part and they might be able to help you out.

Just adding my 2 worth

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