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Old 10-24-2012, 09:06 AM   #113
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Panama Red has a good, current thread on doing Vista Views and Stack windows.. That combined with this thread are.. what I have hoped for for a long time. Anyway, I did my vista views and stacks.. he provided the tolerances and a supplier for.. drumroll please..
the preshimmed butyl tape.. sold by the roll.. allglassparts.com in Canada. Here is his thread.. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f454...ign-96251.html
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:30 PM   #114
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I am taking on this same effort, where can I buy the gasket material? Also, those plastic window open "hooks" that hold the windows open, I need to replace those also, any idea where to get those??
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By "hooks" do you mean the plastic part on each side that holds the window lift arms in place?

If so, those are called "window position guides".

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:45 PM   #115
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Rebuilding your double pane windows with new "U" gasket

I rebuilt all my double panes windows to new single pane configuration and used new "U" gasket material available from
C.R. Laurence CRL Glazing Vinyl; 1/2" Channel Depth 9/64" to 11/64" Metal Opening - 100 ft Roll | GC725C

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Old 10-25-2012, 07:52 PM   #116
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I'm wondering if this would be the right size for the double pane
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Yes, WV3866 is the right size. Funny thing, when you look at their web site this is called 1/2", but when you look on the reel of gasket material, it's called 5/8".

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They were kind enough to send me a small (6 inch long ) sample, so I could check the fit before I ordered my roll..

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Yes, WV3866 is the right size. Funny thing, when you look at their web site this is called 1/2", but when you look on the reel of gasket material, it's called 5/8".
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That must mean the inside of the frame is 5/8 and the window width is 1/2. So the 1/8 would be the total thickness of the gasket (1/16 on each side).

So I saw this:
Amazon.com: C.R. LAURENCE A4262 CRL 1/16" Sealstrip Glass Setting Tape: Automotive
I'm going to get a roll of the 1/16 and see if this can be used instead of the foil tape and the gasket.
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Again thanks to Zep leading the way many people, including myself, have taken the plunge on the double pane windows.

In the post above.. I got the window sealing tape. I thought that it might work instead of going with the plastic gasket.

It is the same width of the plastic gasket.
It is thicker (1/8) than the plastic gasket.
It's texture.. it feels a lot like rubber electrical tape (it will stretch).

With the 3/16 shimmed butyl tape (Canadian source in Panama Red's vista thread sells by the roll but shipping is $). Everything fit snugly.

Same as Zep I got the frame hammered back on up to the last 1/2 inch or so. The bar clamps (Harbor Freight) finished squeezing it together very nicely.

The tape is made to trim the excess around the frame after installation.

The tint I got off ebay. 24" by 50' 35% ceramic reflective Charcoal Gray for about $60.
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Do you have some photos of you putting the tape in the window frame? Did your frame have to be pulled apart at the seams in the middle? Check out this thread and see if the 3D drawings I made are how it all fits?

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f454...s-86615-2.html

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I'll post a pic of that shortly
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The small outer channel (where the guide sticks out) appears to be there to allow water to drain around the window and down to the bottom and out of the weep holes.
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Was it very hard to get the window frames apart?
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Was it very hard to get the window frames apart?
I think I've done six of these and only one was difficult. The square steel bar the slips inside the frame extrusions at the two joints had corroded and become almost one with the aluminum frame. I finally had to hack saw the frame apart at the joint. Usually they come apart using a wooden block and mallet--a few taps and you see the joint start to separate.

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Someday I will get the courage to do my well bubbled double pane windows.
QUESTION, the CRL glazing, what prep work is required to put the window
back together as single pane??? Sealer?? Prelube it??? Any additional filler???
I know Home Depot sells a solvent to remove film from home windows, anyone ever
try it??? Our house has the tint and we needed to replace a couple.
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