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Old 07-21-2004, 09:22 PM   #1
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Bubbling Windows

We are new owners of a 77 Excella 500. There are a couple of windows that are bubbling. I, at first thought that it was an interior sheeting tint and I could just strip and reapply. However, it appears the tint is inside the glass, right? Does this mean the window must be replaced and if so can a standard glass company do it?
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Old 07-21-2004, 10:04 PM   #2
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You have the Thermapane (pain)dual pane windows that tend to delaminate. Andy at Inlandrv.com can get replacements,but I believe there single pane and not cheap.Or you can check into Colaw's RV salvage,that has been mentioned on many previous posts.I haven't heard of any standard glass companies,that can create the curvature needed.Good luck in your search,we have a few that are doing the same,we rotated them into the bedroom area.Jeff
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Hello.. The inside pane can be removed ....... do a search.. no need to buy new.. single pane will work great.. Annie and Marvin
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I've been doing a search for removing the inner pane of these windows. thus far,I have only have found or knew of removing the inner pane from the lower sill windows and the upper vistaviews,but nothing regarding the curved framed opening windows.Jeff
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Hello.. The inside pane can be removed ....... do a search.. no need to buy new.. single pane will work great.. Annie and Marvin
Thank you Happy. I went out and took a looksee. I then noticed that our kitchen window inside pane had been removed. I thought they had just bought a new glass without a tint until further investigation. Now I will have to pursued my better half that the single pane looks better than all the bubbles. He won't be easy to sway. He doesn't want to give up the tint or the double pane. But I guess I can reapply an auto tint after I remove the inner pane?
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We are new owners of a 77 Excella 500. There are a couple of windows that are bubbling. I, at first thought that it was an interior sheeting tint and I could just strip and reapply. However, it appears the tint is inside the glass, right?
I have a '77 Overlander with a bubbling window in the door. I'm enclosing a picture of it. Is this the same problem you're talking about? Will removing the inner pane solve my problem too?

I ask because I wonder why the panes are double in the first place? Is it for insulation, or strength? Will the window be more subject to cracks and breakage (on the road) if the inner pane is removed?
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We are new owners of a 77 Excella 500. There are a couple of windows that are bubbling. I, at first thought that it was an interior sheeting tint and I could just strip and reapply. However, it appears the tint is inside the glass, right? Does this mean the window must be replaced and if so can a standard glass company do it?
On my '75 Tradewind the UV protective coating peeled off. It was a pretty easy repair. Does your look like these?

http://www.balrgn.com/Airstream/DSC02242.jpg

http://www.balrgn.com/Airstream/DSC02251.jpg

The inner window came out pretty easy, there is an aluminum retaing ring hold it in.
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Unhappy double pains

I was confused by this old thread a couple of weeks back when I was looking for info on double pane windows. I bought a used side window that's tinted between the panes and though the tint is okay a couple of the little air pins between the panes have fallen out. I looked real hard at getting the inside pane out and there is no way. The 2 panes are a sealed package that is wrapped in the aluminum frame channel. Perhaps vista views can come apart but aparently not standard top hinged windows.

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