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Old 09-06-2013, 11:57 AM   #57
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Okay my first window is back end but I have a question. When I push on the plexiglass cleaning my smudges I can hear air. Is this normal. Looks like it all sealed and I know I still need to seal the outside for rain but am I missing something.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:57 AM   #58
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Hey Td, sorry I didn't catch this sooner. Been out of it for a while. Hope you got your air whooshing solved. Sounds like the polyshim didn't seal the plexi to the glass all the way... Make sure everything is really clean when you reassemble, no oil etc. If the glass and plexi is clean, the polyshim sticks to it REALLY well.-Red
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:47 PM   #59
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I did get sealed up. I had done this on a rare week of cool days. After a nice warm day it sealed really well. It has been nice and dry on the inside since then. We are now prepping for our 2nd turkey trip. Thanks for the great instructions
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:25 PM   #60
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I didn't think of cold, as we don't get much of that down here... Glad it worked for you. I was wondering if this thread actually helped anybody or not... Good to see it is. I finally finished all my vistas and stacks. Back to cutting and welding.
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:51 PM   #61
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Thanks to Red and the many others for aiding me along in fixing my vista views. Here are the pics of what it looked like. The only things I noticed different were the space between the glass and the aluminum when installed. I added a couple of sixteenth shims top and bottom to hold it in place. I also used a block of wood to gently tap the rings back in place. My plexi was worn out so I cut two new pieces. I did notice too that the aluminum snap rings are tight going back in, which is a good thing because all components seat properly. Finished the job with a nice glaze on the outside. Hope these pics give a little more insight.
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:46 PM   #63
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a different approach
I am just about done with mine too
after a bit of trial and lots of errors
I did the removal process the same
Butt I used
Polyshim II Butyl Tape - 3/16" Thick X 25 Feet from vintage trailer supply to adhere to the aluminum frame, then installed the glass
after which I re-installed the aluminum "snap ring"
then i used the largest rubber rope I could find, ended up using the style to re-do window screens and a window screen roller to wedge the rubber rope in place
this seems to apply pressure to the glass and therefor the butyl tape
also I heated up the butyl and the glass (carefully) to help with the adhesion
one window ( or frame was difficult to get to seal, so I reheated it with a heat gun, and used some wedges to help make a seal
so far so good
I still may have to seal the outside, but not as of now
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:50 PM   #64
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Very cool. I haven't seen this thread before. I've got two of the lower oblong windows that I think this method will work well on. There is an aluminum trim that is riveted on the inside that I need to drill the rivets and see what it looks like underneath.

Is this also the method that is used to pack the glass in the front curved wing windows? A while back I posted about trying to get some help with those and didn't get any really useful responses. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...es-129496.html
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:48 PM   #65
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This is not the same as the curved front windows. If you dig deep enough, there is a thread, I think by Zepilumunum (or however he spells it) on how to do the front windows...

-Red, vista views only...
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Old 03-04-2015, 10:11 AM   #66
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I just followed this process for all 5 of my vista view windows and it worked great... until it rained! Granted it was a downpour for hours. I have 2 that are leaking now. I have a leak in between the glass and the plexiglass. And the other one leaks inside the AS in the bottom left corner. Any ideas?
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:35 AM   #67
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How cold is it where you are, and during install? The shimmed butyl rubber doesn't adhere well in cold weather. A previous poster used a heat gun to help the polyshim stick. Also, if you glazed the window correctly, that alone would keep them from leaking, until it bounced down the road and loosened up.

My windows have been in place since I wrote this thread, what, two years ago? No leaks, at all, in Florida, where it rains every day. I've never been camping that it didn't rain on me. I've had leaks other places, but never my Vista Views or Stacks...

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Old 03-12-2015, 03:16 PM   #68
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We did this in Florida a few weeks back, above 60 I believe. I glazed them all afterwards. The only thing I'm thinking that could be the culprit is that the two windows that I'm having the issues with I didn't use the vulcum to chaulk around the windows, I used another polyurethane based chaulk, Excell I think. I have the tube still. So this weekend I plan on scraping that stuff off and put on the vulcum, see if that is the issue. But the other window is leaking in between the plexi and the glass... That one has me puzzled... My other windows are doing amazing!!
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:24 AM   #69
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I have a 75 sovereign and all the vista style windows are plexi on the inner pane is it possible that it is the Same window setup? Or did the PO replace all the inner lanes with plexi?
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Mine are still good, no leaks or condensation. I hope you can find it soon.


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