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Old 09-15-2016, 09:09 AM   #1
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How to replace gaskets on 78' Sovereign Vista View Windows without removing

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This is my first post on here but I've been stalking this forum since I purchased my Sovereign last month. I owe a big thank you to all the smart people who have gone before me and know how to do things the right way the first time...So thanks for all the knowledge and know how! My question pertains to the vista view windows. I have a leak coming from one of them (interior skins have been partially removed to detect source) I know I have big gaps in my original exterior gaskets (or glazing, not sure what the proper term is for this but it's the gray hard plastic-y stuff that sits on the window where the glass meets the frame) It has shrunken away from the edge. I was going to remove it (somehow), clean up the glass and reseal with caulking. I have a tube of ADSEAL in gray. Can I use that? Or should I use Trempro 635? Is this the best way to go if I'm not planning on taking out the window entirely?
ps. I should mention I have the icky condensation/UV peel issue going on as well. Is the best method for getting rid of that breaking the inner pane? (mine are both glass). Or should I 'do it right' and take out the window, clean them up, use new gasket, etc? Thanks in advance for any advice!
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Old 09-18-2016, 05:32 AM   #2
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I just finished the final vv on my 1977. While daunting to start it seemed the best to drill the rivets out @55 per window split the frames strip the old gasket clean re-tint re-seal new gasket ( I had them made at my sister company with material I bought) and re- seal and Olympic rivet back. @ 3 hours per window.
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:54 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. I took the easy way out... I ended up just cutting it out as best I could, cleaned out the gaps and then resealed with Adseal. They survived the first two big rains we've had since with no leaking so I hope I've sorted it!
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:29 AM   #4
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Can you tell me more about the process you used. For instance you mention specific rivets, how do those get attached, a special rivet gun? I have a 1973 Land Yacht and many of the windows have need for replacement of the interior tinting.
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Old 09-29-2016, 04:56 PM   #5
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Smile rivets

The windows changed in 1976 the previous years have a snap ring. If you search the forum on Vista View there are several good post on repairing them.
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