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Old 03-29-2006, 11:35 AM   #1
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Hey, all

After searching for threads on Vista View renovation, I still have a question. I am planning on pulling out the VVs, cleaning them, reinstalling the glass and replacing the interior plexi with Lexan.

My questions are (refer to the cartoon)

1) What material goes in Area 1 (between the camper frame and the tempered VV glass?
2) What meterial goes in Area 2 (between the tempered VV glass and the interior plexi?
3) What thickness of Lexan would be appropriate? (I do not have a caliper to measure the old plexiglass)

(I have a 1973 Excella 500)
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:10 PM   #2
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I've got to rework mine as well. I think the answers are:

1) Vulkem, although the new Vulkem is kinda messy.
2) Something called glaziers putty, I'm pretty sure I didn't spell that right. One guy used 1/4"? round, clear plastic tubing
3) 1/4 ", I think. You can probably get a close measurment with a plane old tape measure.

I think that is what I've read here spread over several threads. Somebody will correct me if I'm wrong.

Let us know how it turns out.

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2) Something called glaziers putty, I'm pretty sure I didn't spell that right. One guy used 1/4"? round, clear plastic tubing
I saw a roll of that glaziers putty at the RV store yesterday. It just doesn't seem to have the durability required for application in a moving vehicle.

I do think that the plastic tubing (or maybe thick foam or rubber tape) in Area #2 bears some further investigation.

Thanks for the ideas!

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I was going to check with a local glass shop when I get ready to repair mine. Just haven't gotten there yet. The putty that's in mine is really "stiff", and after all these years, none of the windows leak. The reason they need to be reworked is that the putty has begun to move around in several places and made a big mess. In other words it looks bad, works just fine.
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