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Old 06-22-2011, 06:20 AM   #15
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Aaron hit on an important point. You want to make sure that the vista view window glass is sealed where the glass meets the frame with a bead of vulkem. My windows leaked bad until I did that.

The pic shows how I went about doing it with the use of painters tape. Makes things a lot easier and less messy.
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:36 AM   #16
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As has been mentioned above you have to make up the space in the aluminum channel that the inner glass and gasket took up . I completely removed the old rubber gasket and caulking and thoroughly cleaned the channel with alcohol . Then went to local glass shop and bought a tube of caulk that they use for windshields and put a bead around the edge of the glass before pushing it to the outter portion of the channel . Then put a continuous rubber spacer on the inner portion of the channel to hold the glass tight to the outside . IIRC the spacer needed to be 9/16" wide . Leave this spacer in or heat and vibration will allow the glass to sagg and loose it's seal.
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Mello Mike,
It looks like you did not remove the glass, correct? You just taped off the glass and frame so the vulkem would only cover the sealed area. That is what I'd like to do. Removing the outer pane entirely makes me nervous. How is this done? Is it held in place by the old sealant if the inner pane is no longer there? If that is true, then I guess you just need to apply the right amount of pressure to "pop" it loose?
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Mello Mike,
It looks like you did not remove the glass, correct? You just taped off the glass and frame so the vulkem would only cover the sealed area. That is what I'd like to do. Removing the outer pane entirely makes me nervous. How is this done? Is it held in place by the old sealant if the inner pane is no longer there? If that is true, then I guess you just need to apply the right amount of pressure to "pop" it loose?
This is correct. I didn't remove the glass. I didn't need to. My glass looked good.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:08 PM   #19
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As has been mentioned above you have to make up the space in the aluminum channel that the inner glass and gasket took up . I completely removed the old rubber gasket and caulking and thoroughly cleaned the channel with alcohol . Then went to local glass shop and bought a tube of caulk that they use for windshields and put a bead around the edge of the glass before pushing it to the outter portion of the channel . Then put a continuous rubber spacer on the inner portion of the channel to hold the glass tight to the outside . IIRC the spacer needed to be 9/16" wide . Leave this spacer in or heat and vibration will allow the glass to sagg and loose it's seal.
We also had the dual glass panes. We did exactly as ticki2 did on the 4 VV windows and the 2 wing windows. We used Vulkem (trempro 635) as the sealer and bought the rubber gasket that Can-Am in Canada sells to fit the gap where the inside pane of glass and space was.

My first try, I left the old rubber gasket on the outside pane of the first one I broke out and just sealed around it. The next day, we had a water pool inside. You really need to remove the old rubber seal for water not to wick in around it.

It has been 2 1/2 years now since we did that and none of them are leaking. I kind of documented the process in our blog but others have done and much better job.

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Qustion all---- how does one get the foging out of the windows that are in between the glass ?
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Good question. It's etched in the glass. I tried several types of polishers, including a new one that professional window washers use to remove similar problems, and it didn't work.
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Arrow Window glass polishes

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Good question. It's etched in the glass. I tried several types of polishers, including a new one that professional window washers use to remove similar problems, and it didn't work.
Would you mind sharing the name of that glass polish that the pro window washers use?
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To remove fogging you have to remove the window and frame from the TT. Once removed the aluminum frame must be separated into two halves that are held together with four interior steel splines and in my case there were rusted screws going through the aluminum frame into the steel splines. I took a 4" grinder and slotted the frame where the screws were parallel to the frame and then sled the frame apart.

Once the glass is out I took a box cutter and cut the swizzle spacer out from between the glass and then cleaned the sealant with a razor blade or box cutter blade.

I then took both pieces of glass to a Temper glass and insulated glass shop and for $15.00 The made it back into a insulated unit. Next I discarded the old gasket and inserted glass setting blocks around the glass frame using a abundance of a high quality professional grade of Polyurethane.

I then reinstalled the frame back into the TT by putting a glass glazing tape 1/16x1/2" onto the TT skin and then riveted it back into place. I caulked the frame to skin joint to complete the job.

I have some photos if you decide to repair the insulated unit.
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Good question. It's etched in the glass. I tried several types of polishers, including a new one that professional window washers use to remove similar problems, and it didn't work.
CRLaurence.com has a cerium oxide that is made to polish scratches out of glass.
They are a wholesale glazing supply company. If the scratches are deep you won't be able remove that much glass in a timely manor. They also have some diamond grinding compounds but I have never tried to use any of them.
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