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Old 07-27-2005, 08:51 AM   #15
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just found a current thread that deals with these wing windows in the windows, skylights, and vents sub-forum. it is titled condensation between window panes. Sounds like another break-out scenario.

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Old 08-01-2005, 06:15 PM   #16
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Hey Tphan ... For my 78 Windows I was able to buy black closed-cell foam "Window Gasket" to hold the Window in place from Can-Am RV in London, Ontario. (I did all my Vistas, the Door Window and a Lower Belt Window.) They sell it for around 3 bucks a foot. The 78s are different from yours in that they had 2 layers of tempered glass, and the original spacer was a "gooey" spacer. I had to break out the inner glass and remove the original "grey-goo" spacer + finish it off with the "new Foam" spacer. It really does look like new again and the black foam spacer looks like it was made that way. If you want to find out more, you can contact Can AM RV and ask for Andy, He was very helpful about restoring your 1972 windows. Ive included a photo of my Vistas fixed up , you can see the black gaskets Im talkin about. Heres another link that may help ... Scroll down a bit and theres an FAQ about repairing Vistas (PS - it talks about using silicone on the windows but I used Vulkem.)

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Old 08-03-2005, 08:42 PM   #17
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thanks for the links, rob- yer windows look good!!! but I am not looking forward to breaking out the glass inner wing windows at all- seems so drastic but looks even harder to scrape off all the vulkem or whatever A/S used all over the frame and screws. Think I'll wait a little while on those.. tim
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Old 08-03-2005, 09:37 PM   #18
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I'm with Tphan. ALTE797's windows look awsome. I look forward to the year when I take on that project. I am comforted by the fact that I can come back to this forum and perform my research again when I'm ready to take the plunge and live with the consequences.

It just isn't worth taking on this job until I'm ready to plop down the money to have a dealer put in new Vista Views after I've broken the outer pane.
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:14 AM   #19
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nearly done

hi all- should be finished today with the VV's, have mainly been waiting for the vulkem to set up. Looks like bomber stuff- glad I used it even though it's messy and slow-curing. Snap ring is back in, other smaller VV is now minus it's old plexi layer and cleaned up- am off to find a suitable gasket material. Don't know if I'll go with tubing, or the black closed-cell square stock. Would think that the square gasket would more completely and neatly fill the space-? Boy these windows sure look 100% better now, well worth the effort. But the wing windows- looks more serious because inner layer is real glass! Has anyone just covered them with that window-tint stuff to make it harder to see all the uglies inbetween the glass? Is there a reliable stick-on product, or is that out because of the curves? As you can tell, don't really want to break them out...Otherwise, still having massive fun with this old beauty. BUT still looking for a water-door key, and wondering how those black plastic sliding latches for screen and main door can be attached/taken off? Seems like the screws are inaccessable. Later-tim

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