Originally Posted by jerry d
I need to re-seal the fixed glass windows in our 84 sov. The glass bead has shrunk at the corner radius of each window, pulling the spline completly out. Due to age the plastic bead has lost its flexability, and I cannot streach the plastic enough to re-enter the gap between the window frame and the glass.
Does anyone know where to find replacement glass bead that will work?
Forget taking that window apart.
First of all, Airstream will not sell that beading.
Secondly, you can fix the problem in less than 30 minutes.
Carefully cut away the bad gasket. DON'T
scratch the glass.
Next clean, very well, the area between the glass and metal frame, to remove any foreign material.
Then, apply a small bead of gray Sikoflex, where it barely touches the glass, completely coverng the gasket, and then barely touching the metal frame.
That fix should last at least 30 to 40 years.