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Old 08-07-2020, 04:50 PM   #1
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What kind of glue should I use to put in a small vista window?

Hello,
I've been working towards improving the windows on my 1968 Airstream Ambassador. I have successfully put in a Corning window that was missing when the trailer was purchased.

Although, I noticed one of the small vista windows in the front of the trailer was replaced by the previous owner with plexi glass. So, I went and got some car glass custom cut. Luckly this window is flat so I saved a lot of money not having to purchase curved glass.

My issue is that I don't want to use silcone as a glue to install the glass. So I'm wondering what adhesive would be compatible with glass and aluminum, but also safe to use on the Airstream?

Thank you for the help!
-Megan
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Old 08-07-2020, 06:24 PM   #2
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SEALANTS: SUMMARY :

Taken from previous Thread on sealants. Copy and paste put it in a document.Print and SAVE

NO SILICONE:

For wheel wells/underbody:

Vulkem 116
Trempro 635 Grey
Sikaflex 221 Black (use Eternabond spray cleaner to prepare surface)
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant Grey

Roof:

Sikaflex 221 White (for roof seams, seals and bonds. Use Eternabond spray cleaner to prepare surface)
Sikaflex 715 (around fans, vents, skylights ... self-levelling)
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant White
Dicor self-levelling sealant
EternaBondŽ AlumiBond (alum. backed sealing tape, 2", 3", 4", and 6" wide)
Adseal Premium Quality Sealant White
Lexel™ Clear

Windows/Trim/Rubrail/Exterior Lights:

Sikaflex 221 Grey (seals and bonds. Use Eternabond spray cleaner to prepare surface)
Parbond Grey or Clear (small hand tubes, prep and clean-up use cosmoline remover)
Trempro 635 Grey
LoctiteŽ PLŽ S40 Polyurethane Window Door and Siding Sealant
Lexel™ Clear

Small seams (between aluminum panels):

Acryl-R (available in cans from Airstream store. Use applicator or disposable syringes to apply)
Aluminum Pigmented Gutterseal

Rivet sealer:

Captain Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure
Parbond Gray or Clear (small hand tubes), also good for small gaps (<1/8”) such as top of belt line rub rail, door/window frames, etc
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