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Old 06-08-2011, 08:01 PM   #1
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Lower window sealing

This is a 66 sovereign. What is the best way to seal these lower windows? I have acryl and parabond. The acryl will wick but will it seal? Any advice is appreciated.
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This is a 66 sovereign. What is the best way to seal these lower windows? I have acryl and parabond. The acryl will wick but will it seal? Any advice is appreciated.
Use Vulkem or Sikoflex.

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Andy's right, use Vulkem or Sikoflex. The best is simply to remove the little windows completely by cutting through that old stuff. Use Vulkem/Siko to rebed the windows.

Be sure also to seal around those upper hinges on the larger windows. Andy has instructions for it. Those hinges on the 66-67-68 rigs are the ONLY areas on the Airstream where you use silicone.


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Thanks. Already did the hinges above. The top ledge is dry and the bottom gets wet still.
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Btw is there replacements gaskets for the back side/ inside of the windows?
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Btw is there replacements gaskets for the back side/ inside of the windows?
You mean the little windows that you have the picture of? If so, no, those are the dreaded NLA. That's why you'd remove all the old stuff and create a bedding for the windows with Vulkem. (At least I see NLA a lot less often for the Airstream than for my MGB.)

Actually, I kind of can't wait until next week. We're going to have some folks here coming back from the restoration rally in Albuquerque, and they have the spitting image of our rig!


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On the subject of removing these windows, ho do you do it. Do you have to remove this piece with the three rivets on each side? Or is there a different way? Help always appreciated.
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Nope, no need to remove that piece!

I used a sharp cutter and sliced through the visible lip of the old rubber/plastic seal from the inside. With that removed, you're able to see how things work and begin taking out the window itself.


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Thanks Lynn I will give that a try.
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