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Old 04-24-2008, 10:06 PM   #1
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Window Bubble Trouble

I just took delivery today of my long awaited Airstream, a 76 Caravanner, and all of the windows have bubbled up film inside the two panes of glass,, where in the world do I begin to fix them,, is there a resource for this, or do I do it myself.. I'm kind of lost here. YIPES!!!
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:33 PM   #2
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You can take the inside pane off by undoing screws in the frame. Then you can remove the mess inside.
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:56 PM   #3
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Thanks Doug I will check that out.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:00 PM   #4
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Congrats Rod on your new AS!
My windows have the same problem. I've treid everything I can think of including a stream iron and can't remove the fogged film. There must be a way but I haven't found it. I suspect that the film is part of the safety charactoristics of the glass to hold it together when broken so removing the film will remove that layer of safety, literally. Let me know what works for you.
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:26 PM   #5
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Smile Hi,

Have you try a hair drier. I use it to remove old decals of Mac Tool Trucks. It worked well. TYhe heat is only applied to a small area and usin a raysor blade it came of without hurting the paint.
Regards From Russell in sunny and warm Tucson Az.
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:59 PM   #6
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I found it, well okay my wife found it. A razor blade is effective at removing the bubbling film from the inside of the glass.
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See Zepeleniums thread on the subject. The windows can be taken apart cleaned and reassembled. It's a lot of work and you will probably have to do it yourself. It would be cheaper to buy new windows than have a service guy do it for you even if they knew how but probably don't.

The quicker, albeit riskier method is to break out the inner pane of glass.
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