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Old 01-20-2006, 05:06 PM   #1
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Fixing Foggy Fenestration

Greetings Fellow Alumaholics.
My '76 Sovereign came with dual pane (or should that be pain), tinted windows. After 30 years, the film between the glass of all six operable windows has bubbled and turned into an ugly mess.

I have read all the posts on fixing the vista view windows. Has anyone out there successfully fixed the larger windows using the "break the inside pane technique?"
Are there other techniques you would like to recommend?
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Old 01-20-2006, 07:21 PM   #2
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Please Help, Must Fix Windows

Someone out there has dealt with this. I just know you have.
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Old 01-20-2006, 08:06 PM   #3
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Ken,
FWIW I definitely think they are a pain. I did the Vista View thing, but I have never even seen a thermopane window on an Airstream. I do know they exist. Can you post a couple of pictures of the inside frame and the outside frame, it might give us some insight...I know with the Vista View you can't completely remove the glass from the frame on the 75 on. I also know that if you screw up and break BOTH panes it is PAIN...$250+ and 57 rivets worth

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Thanks Aaron. I will take pictures tomorrow and post them.
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I have done my Vista's in the Trade Wind, check out my page if you's like?

http://www.balrgn.com/Airstream/airs...oject_2004.htm
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Just a heads up...balgrn has the old style vista views...it doesn't work that way with the newer ones. I have pictures of the process somewhere...

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Vista Views OK; Windows Need Help

Thanks balgrn and Aaron,
Some previous owner has done the job on the upper Vista View windows, and they look great. Its the double pane, hinge at the top, operable windows that have bubbled and become translucent, as well as the lower Vista View windows below them.
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Me, too. And (gasp!) the center seal of my curbside front picture window is sagging now.

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Fixing Foggy Fenestration; Pictures

Okay fellas, here's what I am up against. This is the window above the bunk on the roadside.

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Okay fellas, here's what I am up against. This is the window above the bunk on the roadside.

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Hmmm, looks like you should be able to use a razor to scrape it off, if you are concerened about scratching, VintageTrailor has some cool ceramic blades for cheap money, do a key word search on his site for razor.
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Hmmm, looks like you should be able to use a razor to scrape it off, if you are concerened about scratching, VintageTrailor has some cool ceramic blades for cheap money, do a key word search on his site for razor.
Unfortunately he has the double pained windows...the peeling crap is in between the glass like a vista view....

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Unfortunately he has the double pained windows...the peeling crap is in between the glass like a vista view....

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Balgrn,
Thanks for the tip about the scraper. It's on order!
But as Aaron points out, the goop is between the panes on the doubl pane glass.
Thins I can break the inner pane like you did on the Vista Views?
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