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Old 07-23-2016, 10:05 AM   #1
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Help -Window glass sticking to seal

I installed all new rubber seals/gasket to the window frames in my Caravel but now my glass is sticking to it so the windows can't open. I have finally got them separated but I don't want to leave the windows cracked open.

What should I apply so they don't stick????? I did order the correct seals from Vintage Trailer Supply and they are a perfect fit. It is hot in AZ but this is crazy.

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Old 07-23-2016, 10:13 AM   #2
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303 aerospace uv protectant
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Repeating Rich: 303, again and again and again. Ours now open easily, but I read this treatment should be performed annually. When stuck, open from the outside using a credit card, or like device. Ours were superheated in the closed position, in a fire. This worked for us, but did loose 2 seals before asking for advice.
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Thank you for confirming the use of 303 aerospace uv protectant. I will start looking for some today! This has been a very unique experience. Thank goodness I still have some of the window seal material left. I may have to re-do one or 2 areas prior to applying the non-stick. I really appreciate both replies.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:30 AM   #5
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Any pure silicon spray will work. I've heard good things about 303, which is available on Amazon, but I have Silicon and it works. It takes some repeated applications, and I clean the seals first with a little dish soap and water on a paper towel, then spray the silicon on a paper towel and apply.

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303 or silicon, I have used both and both work. Use often for best results.
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Old 07-24-2016, 09:09 AM   #7
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I use Vaseline. Works good
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303 aerospace uv protectant
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Window poppers are another great solution. Even with silicon, ours are still hard to open and these work great to break the seal. Not sure if they fit older Airstreams. Might want to check before ordering.

http://www.seeyoudowntheroad.com/window-poppers/
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Or use your drivers license to stick between the window and the seal to help you open them.

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I've used Armour All and apply it annually.
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I've cleaned and lubed mine a number of times, and they still stick. After I gave up, and the seals got covered with dirt and pollen, they work fine.

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As you can see, this is a common fact of Airstream life. All of the suggestions are helpful.
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I second this.

These do work well. I have installed 5.

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Window poppers are another great solution. Even with silicon, ours are still hard to open and these work great to break the seal. Not sure if they fit older Airstreams. Might want to check before ordering.

http://www.seeyoudowntheroad.com/window-poppers/
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