Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-09-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
Becky B.'s Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
Vintage Kin Owner
Schererville , Indiana
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,617
Images: 19
Algae growing rock guard

This is what was inside of my rockguard when I opened it (figured it was an easy fix). I've cleaned up the window & recaulked, etc. Now I have to put the rock guards back on. They need new gaskets (where do I get them?). I would like to know how to prevent this green slime from growing again! It looks like it had an opening on the bottom for rain to drain out, but yuck!

Another question....The PO caulked the two rivets that I think are weep holes in the little gutters above the windows. Are they supposed to be caulked, or are they supposed to be open to drain water? I think it's the latter, but before I start digging the caulk out of the holes, I just want to double check. Thanks in advance!
__________________

__________________
Becky


1964 Bambi II
1988 Avion 32S
Becky B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 03:05 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Ganglin's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Central , Ohio
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,365
Images: 13
Quote:
The PO caulked the two rivets that I think are weep holes in the little gutters above the windows. Are they supposed to be caulked, or are they supposed to be open to drain water? I think it's the latter, but before I start digging the caulk out of the holes, I just want to double check. Thanks in advance!
If it's like ours the rivets are used to line up the window hook lip when you need to replace it in it's bracket at the top. They don't really do anything else. Ours are not caulked however.
__________________

__________________
Ganglin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 03:08 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Becky B.'s Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
Vintage Kin Owner
Schererville , Indiana
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,617
Images: 19
Sorry about the picture....I guess I have to thin my file out or something. Won't let me upload.
__________________
Becky


1964 Bambi II
1988 Avion 32S
Becky B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2007, 03:11 PM   #4
Aluminut
 
Silvertwinkie's Avatar
 
2004 25' Safari
. , Illinois
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 10,334
The weep holes I believe are for water to escape from the window.
__________________
Computers manufactured by companies such as IBM, Compaq and millions of others are by far the most popular with about 70 million machines in use worldwide. Macintosh fans note that cockroaches are far more numerous than humans and that numbers alone do not denote a higher life form. -NY Times 11/91
Silvertwinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 12:55 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Becky B.'s Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
Vintage Kin Owner
Schererville , Indiana
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,617
Images: 19
I upgraded to a contributing member, so maybe I can upload this picture of my algae window now......
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	front window with rock guard algae.gif
Views:	125
Size:	183.1 KB
ID:	42980  
__________________
Becky


1964 Bambi II
1988 Avion 32S
Becky B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 01:28 PM   #6
Rivet Master<br><img src="/ugala/forums/images/5rivet.gif">
 
CanoeStream's Avatar

 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,279
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
Hi Becky -- I suspect the contact of the gasket promotes holding moisture up against the skin. Are you storing in shade so that wetness doesn't dry up very fast? This is factor #1 IMO.

Light is the other contributing factor and allows photosynthesis and algae growth. This is not like mildew where you have residues and maybe use bleach or a disinfectant -- soap and water only is what I'd use. I'd try sponge-soaping the gasket too and not think of replacing it.
__________________
Bob

5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 01:47 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
Ganglin's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Central , Ohio
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,365
Images: 13
Becky,

Gasket part number from Airstream is
Part # 685351.
__________________
Ganglin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 01:49 PM   #8
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,325
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Oh that's horrible. Take them off and I come pick them up to rid you of those horrible guards that are gooing up your pretty Airstream
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 09:51 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
Becky B.'s Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
Vintage Kin Owner
Schererville , Indiana
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,617
Images: 19
Gasket part number from Airstream is
Part # 685351.

I thought these were an aftermarket item. The metal pieces that hold them in place are all rusty & falling out. I'll get in touch with Airstream & see if they have the same ones. They were like this when I purchased the coach, but it was parked in the sun with no trees around. I think water was trapped in there or something. Thanks for the advise & I think I'll keep them, HiHo!
__________________
Becky


1964 Bambi II
1988 Avion 32S
Becky B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 04:18 AM   #10
Rivet Master
 
Ganglin's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Central , Ohio
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,365
Images: 13
Becky,

I sent one of the parts folks your photo and it only took them about 5 minutes to respond with the part number. If they have the gasket maybe they still have the brackets too. Have fun.
__________________

__________________
Ganglin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for a stone guard -1976 Argosy James Martin Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 5 11-28-2005 08:49 PM
Minuet Front Window Rock Guards overlander64 All Argosy Trailers 54 12-01-2003 10:13 PM
window rock guard art Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 0 01-13-2003 05:58 PM
Lower Stone Guard Repair cesurman Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 1 08-15-2002 08:22 PM
Stone Guard/ Keep it or Remove it? 74Tradewind Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 9 06-26-2002 02:09 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.