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Old 07-13-2009, 08:49 PM   #15
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I agree with Andy, Vulkem is not an adhesive. If the indow was on a bench unl the vulkem was totally cured maybe, but otherwise you will need some type of actual gasket to hold the window. G
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:46 PM   #16
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Vesta View Windows

Airdaddy Here. Sorry for doubling up on a request. However is there a drawing of the Windows or an exploded view? I have a service manual that arrived today. Cannot tell how they are removed and can they be repaired? "Vesta Windows that is" I have two that are milky and I think they have been poorly repaired in times past

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Old 07-25-2009, 11:50 AM   #17
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Vista Window repair

Hey Airdaddy

I have a 73 overlander 27'. The vista windows on mine are dual pane with glass on the exterior and plexiglass on the interior. My vista windows are held in by a two piece "retainer". Attached (I think) is a photo. At least i attempted to attach it..
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:20 PM   #18
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Does anyone have any extra aluminum trim pieces (shown above in photo) for these Vista View windows? I need a few sets to reseal my windows. Thanks
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:07 AM   #19
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Has any one attempted to put the horse shoe shaped aluminum trim piece back after removing it to get the plexi out? I will be needing one new piece for my 73 overlander.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:47 AM   #20
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Yes, I have successfully installed those horseshoe shaped trim pieces back into the windows after taking out the plexiglass. I didn't put the plexiglass back in though. I am still looking for 2 trim pieces so I can complete my last Vista window.
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Old 10-30-2010, 12:36 PM   #21
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Backer rods are an option, this is used frequently in commercial construction window to frame fillers.
What I did on my Vista View rebuild (my '76 Sovereign had inner glass panes, not Acrylic) was on the inside, remove all the original sealer, trim out the existing gray rubber seal, clean the entire channel/glass area well, even wire wheel brush it if necessary and finish with mineral spirits or thinner.
Begin by running a narrow bead at the glass/aluminum corner and let this set up fo a couple days, then begin filling this channel area with more Vulkem (Trempro) to the desired aount. You can 'build' with this eventually using the correct width putty knife, similar to glazing old home windows, and when cured can be trimmed, if necessary with the proper type blade to give the appearance of a factory type gray rubber seal & no one will be the wiser, if done well. You'll produce a nuke proof seal.
The beer suggestion is acceptable sometimes too with no distractions, get your Chi in order for this detailing.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:54 PM   #22
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Where can you buy Vulkem? Is it the Trempro Vulkem 116 the same thing?
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:42 PM   #23
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I'd suggest Sikaflex 221 for this procedure, since it won't stay sticky forever like Trempro. Available on Amazon.
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