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Old 11-15-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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Remove interior acrylic vista window...easy!

After looking at a thread on "How to remove the plastic acrylic interior vista windows", I thought that I would give it a “go”. It took less than an hour to do the whole operation, and a lot easier than I thought it would be.

Using a Dremmel drill tool, I set the depth gage so I wouldn’t contact the corning glass exterior window and simply went around the window frame work, using it as my guide for the tool.

Once I cut out the main body of the old window, I made vertical cuts towards the aluminum window frame.

Than using “vise grips”, I started pulling out the sections of acrylic left in the rubber gasket and aluminum framework, starting at the bottom.

Once I had the bottom section removed, I pulled on the rubber gasket and the rest of the top half of the acrylic window fell out.

Each vista window in my 72/31’ has a separate channel framework for the acrylic window and the corning glass window, so removing the interior acrylic has no effect on the exterior window.

Make sure you use eye, ear protection and gloves!!!!!

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Now I need to remove the interior wing windows…. Doesn’t look like an easy task, like the vista windows!!!!! Trex

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Were you able to cut out the interior wing windows?
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