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Old 09-10-2005, 05:13 PM   #1
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Window Glaze options for mid '50s AS

Does anyone have any idea if you can purchase the window glaze for a mid 50's window at a local hardware store? I just purchased a new(old) airstream and it has 4 or 5 broken windows. I was going to run down and get the glass but I have no replacement rubber for the glaze. Airstream Dreams has the exact stuff on their web sight and I might order it from them, I just need to patch things up quickly in case it starts to sprinkle! I was thinking about using RV Putty in a pinch on a temp basis. Any ideas?
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Old 09-10-2005, 06:45 PM   #2
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Try this link for a very descriptive site on window replacement:
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For temporary, why not use plastic electrical tape.

Unless you're going to be driving it anywhere.
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Rivet Tape residue !!!!!!

If you use tape for the temp. fix, use 3M # 2080 Blue. This will not leave adhesive residue after exposure to sun or moisture.
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Does anyone have any idea if you can purchase the window glaze for a mid 50's window at a local hardware store? I just purchased a new(old) airstream and it has 4 or 5 broken windows. I was going to run down and get the glass but I have no replacement rubber for the glaze. Airstream Dreams has the exact stuff on their web sight and I might order it from them, I just need to patch things up quickly in case it starts to sprinkle! I was thinking about using RV Putty in a pinch on a temp basis. Any ideas?
Order and install the right stuff. You're making more work for yourself. It won't sprinkle until much later in the year.
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Order and install the right stuff. You're making more work for yourself. It won't sprinkle until much later in the year.
I plan on ordering the right stuff. My problem was that I park the airstream in the mountains up near Fraizer Park and I was worried about rain and critters. I have a very busy schedule for the next 30 days and I did not want to leave the airstream wide open.

By the way I did come up with a rather good solution. I had a few windows with some old glaze still stuck to the frame. I cut the old glaze into 2" sections and spaced what I had around all 5 windows. Worked great in a pinch! I plan on ordering all new rubber next week!

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