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Old 08-26-2014, 09:11 PM   #1
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Reseating and sealing window frame after replacing a skin

Doing a shell off refurbishment of a 1963 Bambi

Had to replace a skin that has a window. Taped off the seams, and used Trempro 635 to seal between the skins. The window frames seem to have a much "bulkier" material to seal the frames to the skin. Got some "tacky-tape" from the local RV parts store. However this seem a little to thick & spongey and not sure if the forces involved in buck riveting will dimple and deform the window frame without something solid behind it

When reseating a window frame, still use Trempro 635, the bulkier tacky-tape or something different all together ?

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Old 08-27-2014, 07:23 PM   #2
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Dont use the tape. They were originally installed with 2 sided tape, but over the years, the tape shrinks & deteriorates. The bucked rivet is not set properly at that point and is a good place to leak.

Just scrape all that crap off, and use your vulkem/ trempro to set it back in "wet" and buck all new rivets into the wet sealant. Use enough to squeeze out and wipe of excess as necessary.

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Old 08-28-2014, 12:38 PM   #3
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Thanks Mixter
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:48 AM   #4
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WD40 works well for cleaning up excess Trempro. I prefer to use Gumout carb cleaner but it can be hard on some finishes but you probably don't have any finish at this point.

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