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Old 02-14-2015, 04:45 PM   #15
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Post up pictures if you would when you do the install. I'm going to have to pull mine one day just to disassemble and clean the old window film out of them... I should have done it when I had the front floor and interior walls out, but wanted to get on the road, and they weren't leaking, soooo...

-Red, not looking forward to that part of the project...
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Somebody ought to clean these windows. There is a tremendous buildup of gook all over them...
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Old 02-14-2015, 06:29 PM   #16
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Red ,

The glass is mounted in the frame at the manufacture and is something that is replaced as an assembly .

To remove your window tint, use a heat gun on low (don't hold in one place to long) to soften the tint a bit as you use a flat razor blade to lift an edge and heat and peel the tint off the glass.

Use the razor blade with plenty of Windex or soapy water and scrape the residue off the glass.

Or just go to a Window Tint Shop and have them remove it
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Old 02-14-2015, 06:34 PM   #17
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Clicknathan,

Do yourself a favor and get a rock guard for your front windows asap .

After all it just a matter of not IF it will happen again , But when
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Old 02-14-2015, 06:48 PM   #18
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I just saw this post, and also saw a Craigslist ad (Chicago) for 1970's windows from a Caravanner - maybe someone here can use them.

1970 airstream windows
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:55 PM   #19
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So I'm at the hardware store and looking at a myriad of sizes of rivets.

Anyone happen to know what width & length would work best for this particular window (street side front curved window as a little reminder)?

I see the recommended Olympic rivets on https://store.airstream.com/product/...c-with-washer/ but haven't been able to find a post that clarifies exactly what size rivets to use in what places on the outside.

Also, I'm wondering what the whole shaving process does / what's the difference if you don't get the $300 gun that may or may not work?
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:31 PM   #20
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If I remember the rivets are 5/32 but could be 1/8. If you order from Inland RV they will hook you up with the right size.

A Olympic rivet leave a small nipple on the head. Shaving is cosmetic. If you only have a few you can do it wilh a Dremel.
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:03 PM   #21
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Cool. Hope it goes well. Let us know and a few pictures maybe?
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Old 03-12-2015, 09:23 AM   #22
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So I'm at the hardware store and looking at a myriad of sizes of rivets.

Anyone happen to know what width & length would work best for this particular window (street side front curved window as a little reminder)?

I see the recommended Olympic rivets on https://store.airstream.com/product/...c-with-washer/ but haven't been able to find a post that clarifies exactly what size rivets to use in what places on the outside.

Also, I'm wondering what the whole shaving process does / what's the difference if you don't get the $300 gun that may or may not work?

Here is the Olympic rivet that you need.

Gesipa Olympic Rivets

Also here is the rivet shaver tool.

Olympic HS310-5B Rivet Head Shaver
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Old 03-12-2015, 02:32 PM   #23
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Pulled into our campsite the other day to this fine site:



We just had the windows tinted, so I'm thinking that's what's holding it all together. A few questions for any of you who've dealt with this before:

1. Where might one go about finding a replacement? The Classifieds on here don't seem to be friendly toward parts...

2. Any idea if this is something I could drive with? We're near Pensacola, it's cold, and were planning on heading somewhere warmer when our reservation for the week is up.

3. Why is it that as soon as I do something like get the windows tinted, one of them breaks? Does the universe hate my Airstream?

If anyone's got one on an old 70's parts AS or knows of where I could buy one, I'm all ears!
De ja vu, my first Airstream was a 1969 27' that I bought on 1990. Shortly after we bought it we had the windows tinted including the from curved windows. They looked great. But on our first trip out after this both windows shattered just like in the picture. The first one about the 3rd day out then the other a few days later. I discovered both after pulling in to an RV park after a days drive. I firmly believe this was caused by the window tint film applied to the safety glass windows. Those windows had lasted over 20 years until I added the tint, them both shattered within a few days. I had them replaced with new windows and the replacement windows were a plastic type materiel not glass. I did not apply tint to these or the ones in my current 1976 Airstream.
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