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Old 03-25-2005, 11:21 PM   #1
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Type 3 windows

Do I have type 3 windows? I am going to post this on the forums because that way I can upload pictures to this message, but it's really for you...

Everything came apart easily following your directions. The front part of what was the channel came off and the back part (towards the trailer) is still on the trailer. And yes, there were screws to remove.

Part two came off. Part one stayed on...

Am I right?

And where can I get bedding tape? Probably a glass shop?

also...what can I do about the green stuff? I don't want moss on my twinkie!!
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Old 03-26-2005, 10:19 AM   #2
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also...what can I do about the green stuff? I don't want moss on my twinkie!!
Tilex works satisfactorilly, just be sure to rinse it off after application and scrubbing, as bleach and aluminum don't react well together.
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Old 03-26-2005, 10:49 AM   #3
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Ingrid,

If you have a '67 Airstream then you most likely have the type 3 Phillips/Corning window. The mounting bar in both type 2 and type 3 are in two pieces. See this web page for details: http://www.airstreamdreams.com/generic80.html
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Ingrid,

Is sure appears that you have the Type 3 winders. That will make life easier for changing out the glass. Just be careful not to over tighten the clamps. I have type 2 and will live with it.
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Old 03-26-2005, 11:53 AM   #5
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I think this was a "meant to be" situation so that I wouldn't get discouraged on this trailer. Forrest, I removed the window using those exact instructions, I even emailed the company and got in touch with the guy who wrote them out and thanked them for the great writeup.

I also want to clean the aluminum pieces I have, since they're off the trailer, any suggestions? I have some aluminum cleaner, I'll try that, and tilex on the green stuff which seems to be in every tiny corner...it's like green leafy grout!
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I will watch your progress on the "Green stuff" I have some too, on the "shady" side of the trailer. I was thinking of using something like CLR, but I am afraid that it will attack what is left of the clear coat. I will pressure wash the window openeings before I lift off the shell since the whole interior will be out any way. Maybe that will work.....
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I also want to clean the aluminum pieces I have, since they're off the trailer, any suggestions? I have some aluminum cleaner, I'll try that, and tilex on the green stuff which seems to be in every tiny corner...it's like green leafy grout!
Mother's Aluminum Polish, available in most auto parts stores that cater to DIY'ers, will also make those pieces shine. The green stuff is a form of mildew, very common here in the steamy, wet Southeast. I actually have to add bleach to the wash water the first time of the season I wash the trailer here.
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Tedd, CLR is good for removing hard water deposits, calcium stains, and rust. It likely won't do a thing for your mildew. If you are concerned with the bleach idea, maybe you could try white vinegar and a scrubbrush to get it off.
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I will give it a go with the vinegar then. Thanks
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Me too. I think the polish I have is the Mother's. I'll try the vinegar, maybe a very light bleach. I'll post when I get to it!
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Me too. I think the polish I have is the Mother's. I'll try the vinegar, maybe a very light bleach. I'll post when I get to it!
Ingrid, vinegar is an acid, bleach is a base, don't mix them, or you will have results you hadn't counted on.
Since my trailer is painted, I can use bleach with relative impunity, you guys will have to be a litle more careful with it.
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Thanks! Is it the same as bleach and ammonia? What happens exactly? Boy am I glad you told me this. I clean my Pergo floor with warm water and vinegar, I was debating adding some bleach for antibacterial purposes.

Till...I squirted some Awesome Bathroom Cleaner onto a rag and then wiped the green stuff, it immediately turned black (the original color of where the green was). I kept a separate wet rag handy in case it got on the aluminum and affected it in any bad way. Wiped off drips right away. When I came back later the aluminum showed no damage of any kind even near the part that I got pretty thoroughly soaked with the stuff.

So it looks like it works great, and the label claims to have no acid, no ammonia, no bleach and not flammable. It doesn't, however, list the ingredients and it IS hazardous to humans and animals. You're not suposed to breathe the fumes.
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adonized aluminum?

Is the glass bar made out of adonized aluminum? I am eyeing different aluminum polish and some say not to use on adonized aluminum.

What the heck is adonized aluminum anyway?
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Is the glass bar made out of adonized aluminum? I am eyeing different aluminum polish and some say not to use on adonized aluminum.

What the heck is adonized aluminum anyway?
Anodized aluminum has been etched and coated with something, usually paint, to give it a color different than, well, aluminum.
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