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Old 02-22-2010, 12:13 PM   #1
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Standard Conscious on Window Repair

What's the going standard for front and back window leaks on a 1957 safari, it looks to me like its the rain guards. I was thinking of just tearing out as much of the sealant as I can and then slapping in some Vulkum. Will this work for a while or should I really be taking them off and resealing them with new rivets?

Trying to weigh time working vs time it will hold up. These two leaks have been there for decades, rotted out the floor (which im in the process of replacing).

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Old 02-22-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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Don't drill rivets yet.

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... I was thinking of just tearing out as much of the sealant as I can and then slapping in some Vulkum... or should I really be taking them off and resealing them with new rivets?...
Tim,

Your window leaks are most likely between the glass and frame, and NOT between frame and skin.

If you can, post a few pictures of the leaky setup.

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Old 02-23-2010, 12:19 AM   #3
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Hey Tom,

I'll post pics tomorrow, but I've been watching it when it rains and I can see water under the rain gutter coming through, as well the insulation to the right of the window is wet and drips (i currently have the bottom skins off inside).

Thanks for the quick reply.

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Old 02-23-2010, 04:11 AM   #4
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I am doubtful the windows are your only leak, however the drip cap can definitely become an issue. On my trailer I drilled off all of my caps and then dug all the putty tape I could all the way around the window. I injected vulkem into the gap between the shell and the window frame and reinstalled the drip cap using thick butyl tape. I also replaced all the seals and gaskets on each and every one of them. They are all nice and tight now and no leaks.

Be sure to check the curb on the roof vent too. They tend to leak also.
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So I fixed the leaks! Redid the drip caps, that didnt do it. Then i did a very very thin bead of parabond in all of the seams of the 13panel end caps, problem solved! I'm going to go ahead and parabond all of my seams, easier to sleep afterwards

Here is a link to my blog post on it->

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Old 03-10-2010, 04:47 PM   #6
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Tim,

Your window leaks are most likely between the glass and frame, and NOT between frame and skin.

If you can, post a few pictures of the leaky setup.

Tom
Tom,I assume you are talking about the plastic(or rubber frame)That fits around the outside of the glass? Can this be replaced safely without breaking the glass?
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62over...., when you replaced the gasket around the exterior windowframe, did you squirt some kind of sealant into the gasket's channel before attaching the gasket to the metal edge? i saw that done in a video, they used silcone... which apparently is a no-no and also is probably quite messy. how did you do it?
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no soap was used. I just used a screen door roller to help press it in. That silicone will be a real pain, so just take the time and clean it all out. The frame should be spotless, one little sand grain of silicone will keep the gasket from seating. The fun part about this project is, by the time you finish the last window, you will be good at it.
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Question soap????

soap = sealant? saying you simply attached the gasket and squeezed it down tight?

actually, there was no remnant of anything after removing the old stiff gasket - that should have been my first clue - and was, since i completed one window w/out adding goopy stuff and then husband suggested to check on the net....

anyway, pls confirm :-) and thanks for the response!

did you apply sealant ANYWHERE in the window frame?

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