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Old 11-04-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
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Inside around kitchen window...

All the interior of this house are in good order...save for the (plastic like) form that is situated around th window here above the sink...this material has turned very very soft, like a bird egg shell and it cracks very easily...does any one know what this house part is called around the window on the inside. There is a pull down shade up inside of it. If you need a picture tell me and I will get one in here...thanks!
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:03 PM   #2
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It's called a Galley Window Close Out.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:29 PM   #3
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All the interior of this house are in good order...save for the (plastic like) form that is situated around th window here above the sink...this material has turned very very soft, like a bird egg shell and it cracks very easily...does any one know what this house part is called around the window on the inside. There is a pull down shade up inside of it. If you need a picture tell me and I will get one in here...thanks!
That window closeout is known for becoming very brittle.

Unfortunately, a replacement is no longer available.

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Old 11-05-2009, 12:05 AM   #4
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As far as I can see, the closeout is only to give a frame to the pull-down shade.

I've seen lots of those windows with the closeout and roller blind removed, and replaced by some very clever looking narrow Venetian blinds in a silver colour.

Also important to get them with some means of attaching the bottom so they don't flop around in the sink.
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Well I'll be a...Here- I will take a picture. It's behind a few things. Those eggshell spots (where it caved in) are in the inside of it...What I will do to save it is patch it with layered gorilla glue duct tape pieces. But for now it sure is brittle! I will also look into other clever ways to preserve it...seems like the weak shell part of it is on the inside. Thanks Andy and everybody else.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:05 AM   #6
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Well I'll be a...Here- I will take a picture. It's behind a few things. Those eggshell spots (where it caved in) are in the inside of it...What I will do to save it is patch it with layered gorilla glue duct tape pieces. But for now it sure is brittle! I will also look into other clever ways to preserve it...seems like the weak shell part of it is on the inside. Thanks Andy and everybody else.
Well now, I'll be a... never heard of the duct tape and gorilla glue - but sounds like something to keep in my back pocket. I've been working a bit with fiberglass and having some trouble with my mix - no way would that be an issue with gorilla glue. Seems it sets like a banchee - though it's sometimes a little more puffy than I expect and needs some *refining* with a light sanding after applied.

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What I mean is- sometimes in 'crafts' one could take masking tape-rip it into little quarter sized pieces- then plate and overlap them onto a wine bottle, then you stain it to make it look like something otherworld-try it. But Gorilla glue MAKES a dark brown DUCT TAPE, and I thought plating quarter etc pieces of it into the interior of the frame would strengthen it and secure it. But no I hardly ever use the gorilla glue from the tube because of the expanding it does. I figure plating it would give it a leather look with the Gorilla glue duct tape. See?
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Old 11-05-2009, 02:51 PM   #8
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Got it-I couldn't see you using the glue. I find I regret it every time I try it. Expands way too much and I just don't have the hang of using it right I guess.
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Window closeout

Airstream has not had that parts for years.

We have one that is in decent shape, but it's not for sale.

We have inquired about having them made with fiberglass, but the mold costs are expensive.

Next problem is replacements would also be expensive, since the demand would be very small.

Probably the best you can do, is make a couple of side drapes, and install a venetian blind, that can be fastened at the bottom.

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Old 11-05-2009, 06:15 PM   #10
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If you really want to try and save it, remove it from the wall, clean the back, and use an epoxy based resin with fiberglass mat and reinforce the back with fiberglass several layers. We took that one step further after fiberglass and filled the open areas behind it with expanding foam in a can to firm up the whole unit and limit flexing that would result in more cracks. After the fiberglass was done, filled the damaged areas on the outside, sanded and painted with plastic paint. Looks great. Its 3 years in and holding up great, even in our 100+ degree days.
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I did away with mine and used a day/night shade and anchored it securely at the bottom. You could probably fabricate a side box using 1/4" plywood and scribing it to fit the sidewall curve.

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Ours had 2 large cracks right in the top corners so we removed it as well. Since it's only use was the hold the shade in place... and the shade was really, really gone, I will replace ours with miniblinds (with secure at bottom).
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Ous isn't cracked at all, actually it's in very good shape, but what I don't like about it is that the plastic has yellowed with age, and the roller blind it holds in place hasn't improved much during that same time, either.

When I achieve my dream of putting in a SS countertop with attached SS sink and aluminum wall behind the sink and cooktop area, it will definitely go.

But it's not a huge priority... Still working on finding the money to get a new set of appliances, water heater, and furnace. I suspect all the above changes will happen in one fell swoop. Some day.
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I like the idea he mentioned about removing it and re-enforcing it from the backside...I never thought about it...let me look...yeah- it's rivited around the outside and some philips head screws and a bead of whitish caulking around the top. hmmm. I will stare at it as the days go by...walk past it -- pretending to ignore it....then--BAM!! Will pounce on the project with both hands. I like the way it looks as it's function, and it is a little yellowed from time- just blows me away that its so darned brittle! (weird)
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