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Old 09-12-2005, 02:50 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Old dried out gaskets

Looking for a source for replacement gaskets for a '75 Trade Wind? Originals are quite degraded and leak purdee good in a driving rain....
They look to be form fit, has anyone replced with bulk material?
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Old 09-12-2005, 03:11 PM   #2
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I purchased mine by the foot from oasisrv.com.

It's quite the project replacing them. You really need to remove the windows and clean the old gasket material off really well. I used a dremal with a sanding wheel.

Also make sure you use the 3M super gasket adhesive to put on the new gaskets. Anything else won't hold up as well. I was able to find some at a local auto paint store.
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Old 09-12-2005, 04:42 PM   #3
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Check out the Vintage Thunder blog as well. Rich Luhr, (rluhr), had a step-by-step process on there for replacing the gasket material.
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InlandRV's prices seem somewhat Californish but I did my gasket replacement through them. I also have migrated to checking out Oasis RV first. Ditto on the 3M product. This is definitely a winter project and you must take the windows off to do it. After removing the gaskets with a cobbler's knife aided by some mineral spirits as that job got more complete, I used a circular wire brush from the hardware store in my electric hand drill. I don't think you want or need a real sharp utility knife -- do damage to yourself and knick up the frame more than you want. I think my job benefitted from having the slight steel wire texture added to the window frame metal.
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Old 09-12-2005, 08:11 PM   #5
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InlandRV's prices seem somewhat Californish but I did my gasket replacement through them. I also have migrated to checking out Oasis RV first. Ditto on the 3M product. This is definitely a winter project and you must take the windows off to do it. After removing the gaskets with a cobbler's knife aided by some mineral spirits as that job got more complete, I used a circular wire brush from the hardware store in my electric hand drill. I don't think you want or need a real sharp utility knife -- do damage to yourself and knick up the frame more than you want. I think my job benefitted from having the slight steel wire texture added to the window frame metal.
Good info, I'll have it stored inside after Xmas, best to di it then.
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Are you guys using steel wire wheels and knifes on your aluminum window parts? That's a no-no on aircraft parts because there's no way to keep small peices of the wheel from embedding in the aluminum, which later leads to dissimilar metal corrosion and eventual failure of the part.

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Are you guys using steel wire wheels and knifes on your aluminum window parts? That's a no-no on aircraft parts because there's no way to keep small peices of the wheel from embedding in the aluminum, which later leads to dissimilar metal corrosion and eventual failure of the part.

Yep, the voice of gloom. That's me.

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Your absolutely right, I never use iron brushes, Stainless or Brass..........
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Are you guys using steel wire wheels and knifes on your aluminum window parts? That's a no-no on aircraft parts because there's no way to keep small peices of the wheel from embedding in the aluminum, which later leads to dissimilar metal corrosion and eventual failure of the part.

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I use brass wire wheels or in extreme cases stainless steel. As far as scrapers are concerned Stainless or wood....

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Old 09-23-2005, 11:44 AM   #9
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Cool Got gasket

Found the gasket replacements! Ordered 75'. Received then in 3 days! Way to GO Oasis R!!!

Picked up some 3M Super Weather strip. Thinking of trying the solvent that I stripped off the clear with once the bulk of the old material is off.
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Cool On with the new gaskets

Finally had a chance to replace a couple window gaskets. Stripped off the old rubber, scraped as much as I could with a SS Scraper.
Used Por Srtip loosen up resdual adhesive and rubber. Worked great, very little to wire brush!
15 minutes for each of the smaller windows.
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Balrgn, Do you buy that by the foot? What is the cost?
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Azflycaster,
I buy mine by the foot from my closest AS dealer and pay around $.70 lf for the window gaskets. FWIW they are www.outofdoorsmart.com in Colfax, NC and they will ship if you need them to. They are vintage friendly and do not mind special ordering parts if needed. IIRC they have been an AS dealer for close to 40 years.

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Balrgn, Do you buy that by the foot? What is the cost?
Called my local dealer, they could not help, worse yet, did not return my call...
Got it from Oasis RV, .75 a foot. I ordered 75 feet, yes it is by the foot. Delivered in 3 days!

Oh yeah, Part ID was Gasket, Main DOor 69-73 Window Gasket
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That was easier than I had expected!
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