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Old 08-03-2002, 08:34 AM   #1
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Fuzzy Window Seals

the fuzzy things that keep the bugs out when the windows are open. I'm missing a couple of them, and bought some replacement material from my local AS dealer yesterday, but they couldn't tell me how to install it. (their classic a/s expert is on vacation...).

so how do I install it? I think it is glued onto the window screens, but w/ what kind of adhesive?
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Old 08-03-2002, 11:12 AM   #2
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It doesn't take an Airstream expert. Take the screens off, remove the old fuzzy. Install the new fuzzy using most any good type of "contact" cement. Two strips of the fuzzy are used per screen opening and are installed facing each other. The edge of the fuzzy that has the single thread is placed to face the center of the screen cutout. When the installation is complete, remove the single thread from the fuzzy. You need 4 strips of 10 inches each per screen.

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Old 08-03-2002, 12:53 PM   #3
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Thanks, Andy. You are a gentleman and a scholar.

I didn't realize you needed 2 per opening. good thing I asked!
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Fuzzy Things?

Uhm, what fuzzy things?

I did not notice these on my 71 overlander. Should I have these and are they anything other than a bug deterrant?

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yeah, I think they're just there to keep out bugs....the slots in the window-opener-arms (whatever they're called) are certainly big enough for mosquitos to get through; without something in there filling up the gap, there might as well not be any screens in the windows at all. (which I found out on my first trip w/ the camper... ).

Andy has them on his site. glued on to either side of the gap in the screen, they form a "brush" like barrier that keeps out the bugs, but allows the window arms to move up and down.
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Oh those things

Thanks Chuck,
I do have those but now I will look to see that I have all of them.
I did not realize the location that they were referring to. I thought that the brushes if you will, were actually a part of the screen not the slide assembly. But Thanks again,
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They are attached to the screen; they're glued on to the back of the screen (facing outside the window) along the edges of the slots that the window arms come through. I can take a picture and post it later tonight, if you want.....
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Hey Chuck,

by all means, post a picture. My trailer doesn't have any of the fuzzy deals.
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Uwe. Betcha it does. Look on the "back side" of the screen with the window open.

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Nope

Hey Andy,
No fuzzies, just brown glue remnants.
I guess we just found another way to spend time on the old airstream. The to-do list is growing!
I read your response to another post on the availability, so I guess I will see you soon.
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Pix...

Here's a few pix. Haven't finished a window screen yet, so I'll post "after" pix later.

this is from the outside, looking in. As you can see, one of the seals has become unglued, and gets tangled up on the window arm:
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Here's the same screen, removed to show the seals on the back-side. one is still firmly attached.
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And this is the other side of the same screen. both are attached, but you can see how they've "thinned out". They should probably be replaced, too....
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Spray Adhesive

Hey y'all,

If you are looking for a good glue I would use 3M Super 77. It comes in a black can and is very adhesive!! Spray it right on, it dries in seconds, Clean up is easy. Bonds to most anything. Ace hardware, Home Depo all have this item. I'm now going to see if I have any fuzzys on my TT. - Ray
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