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Old 07-27-2014, 09:31 AM   #29
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wwaaaoouuu... what answers !

Thank you very much !

I'm conviced ! I prefer to spend more $ to restore the Airstream in order to be quiet for a long time...!

I'm thought about a protection for the aisrtream and it moves, you tell it a rock guard. I think it's a good solution to avoid glasses broken during the travel...

I now some words tou wrote, french kiss etc... but you learn me others... ! I'm surprised !

Thanks to you, I inquire about tempered glasses (not the same but it's better) and also, I inquire about a rock guard...

Bye bye !
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:14 PM   #30
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Where can I buy new window glass?
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Old 09-15-2014, 10:34 PM   #31
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Do you have the frame off the trailer? If so take it to a local glass shop and order heat tempered safety glass in the same size installed in your frame. Hope this helps, Ed
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Thank you very much for the help. I'm new to this. I purchased a '77 25' AS, I think it's a Carravana, because it was offered and I bought it at what seemed like a low price, one that might justify at least some of the work required to bring it up to speed, i.e. $2K. Sometimes even free isn't a good price, of course. I'm hoping not to do a total rebuild, but along with the many things it needs to make it functional, looking out the windows would be nice, which is not the case now. The body is fairly perfect, except for weathering. I may be putting the cart before the horse, but windows are yellow and have bubbles inbetween. I've read the thread on how to try and seperate them, and how to get Lexan and/or Plexi. I don't like Plexi, as it does yellow and can scratch. Lexan isn't a bad idea, but glass sounds like what I would prefer. I've had some experience with Lexan and know it is a solid product. Cost will be a factor. Thanks very much for the help. Before I remove a window, I think I'll take a photo of it and go and talk to a glass shop to get an estimate. Again, thank you very much.
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Thank you very much for the help. I'm new to this. I purchased a '77 25' AS, I think it's a Carravana, because it was offered and I bought it at what seemed like a low price, one that might justify at least some of the work required to bring it up to speed, i.e. $2K. Sometimes even free isn't a good price, of course. I'm hoping not to do a total rebuild, but along with the many things it needs to make it functional, looking out the windows would be nice, which is not the case now. The body is fairly perfect, except for weathering. I may be putting the cart before the horse, but windows are yellow and have bubbles inbetween. I've read the thread on how to try and seperate them, and how to get Lexan and/or Plexi. I don't like Plexi, as it does yellow and can scratch. Lexan isn't a bad idea, but glass sounds like what I would prefer. I've had some experience with Lexan and know it is a solid product. Cost will be a factor. Thanks very much for the help. Before I remove a window, I think I'll take a photo of it and go and talk to a glass shop to get an estimate. Again, thank you very much.
Flat glass is easy to find, but the curved glass is a complete different story.

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Right. Well, that, is the question. Is there a place to get the curved glass. It's the curved glass in my case, that I'm curious about. I'll ask a glass shop.
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Right. Well, that, is the question. Is there a place to get the curved glass. It's the curved glass in my case, that I'm curious about. I'll ask a glass shop.
Sorry, but Airstream curved windows are only available from a dealer.

Most dealers do not stock parts, therefore you need to contact a dealer that stocks those windows.

Be advised however, that the factory is running 2 to 6 weeks behind with some of the older windows.

When you call a dealer, have the trailer serial number handy, as different years use different style windows.

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Got it. Thanks a million.
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Hi,

I have an little probleme in Europe, I can't find .125" Glass trempered... only .157"

With the Butyl gasket and the exterior gasket, do you think it can be good on my Airstream ?

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I have an little probleme in Europe, I can't find .125" Glass trempered... only .157"

With the Butyl gasket and the exterior gasket, do you think it can be good on my Airstream ?

Thank you very much
The thicker glass just makes it a little more difficult to properly install it.

But, it can be easily done.

Just have some patience when making the installation.

When done, have a treat, or two, at a real good PUB.

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Thank you Andy !

I'm rassured,

I made the order for the glass, I hope the Butyl delivery and then I'll create a new thread "how to install a thicker" with photos.

In fact : 0157" is the same than 4mm in Europe, I can't have 3mm in SECURIT.

If I can do everything impeccably, I'll drink to your health !
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Thank you Andy !

I'm rassured,

I made the order for the glass, I hope the Butyl delivery and then I'll create a new thread "how to install a thicker" with photos.

In fact : 0157" is the same than 4mm in Europe, I can't have 3mm in SECURIT.

If I can do everything impeccably, I'll drink to your health !
You might consider, if you wish, using "vulkem sealer" to install the glass. You can use it like putty. But, it will take 2 to 3 days for it to cure out.

A much faster cure would be with "Sikoflex" sealer.

Both of those sealers are available in gray color, to match the trailer.

The butly tape, I think, will pose some problems, in that how well will it stick to the glass or metal, and for how long.

With the mentioned sealers, that glass will stay put forever.

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Thank you andy for your answer...

Very difficult to choose...

Today, I've received my Butyl tape but I think the gasket isn't good.

1 year ago, I made an oredr for gasket but I've thought it wasn't the good reference...

A picture :



So, I've made a new order... but I think it isn't the good reference (again )

Here a picture :



On left : the old gasket
On the middle : another gasket (looks like the gasket on my first order one year ago)
Ont the right : the gasket I've just received...

I'm lost... I don't know what is the good gasket... can you help me ?

Thank you !
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Thank you andy for your answer...

Very difficult to choose...

Today, I've received my Butyl tape but I think the gasket isn't good.

1 year ago, I made an oredr for gasket but I've thought it wasn't the good reference...

A picture :



So, I've made a new order... but I think it isn't the good reference (again )

Here a picture :



On left : the old gasket
On the middle : another gasket (looks like the gasket on my first order one year ago)
Ont the right : the gasket I've just received...

I'm lost... I don't know what is the good gasket... can you help me ?

Thank you !
I am not sure that the gasket your going to use will work.

But, you can make it work IF you install Vulkem or sikoflex sealer on the backside of the gasket. That certainly will hold the glass and gasket in place.

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