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Old 02-04-2020, 02:21 PM   #1
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Window seals in '82 motorhome

I am trying to replace sliding window seals in my '82 motorhome. I am supposed to take out the two clips top and bottom from the window, but some of the small screws that hold them in break off at the head and then the shank prevents the window from being able to move. Can anyone suggest a good way to remove these windows without destroying them?
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Old 02-04-2020, 05:01 PM   #2
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Buy a good cordless drill and bits, replace the 8 screws for each window with good #4 stainless screws, Regards, Bob
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Get yourself an extremely good penetrating oil, and give them a good spray, twice, a couple of days apart. Insert Robertson driver into head of screw and taking a rubber dead fall mallet, firmly tap top of driver while twisting driver. I personally found that by twisting the screw ever so slightly tighter, to unlock it, before trying to unscrew it, helped out huge.
If you still end up stripping the head of the screw, take a pair of small Vise-grips, attach to head, and with great care, slowly jiggle screw back and forth until it starts to release. You may still need to go back and forth while unscrewing screw to release built up rust.
Be patient!

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Ha, Ha Tony......silly Canadian.....(Robertson) better known here in the United States of America as a (Phillips) number 1 to be specific. And what the hell is a (dead fall mallet) ??? The correct term here, south of your border is a “Dead Blow Hammer” !!!!! LOL Regards, Bob
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My bad, I replaced the steel Phillips screws with number five stainless steel Robertson head screws.
I call any mallet with lead shot inside, and no bounce back, a dead fall mallet; a dead blow hammer will get the job done as well I guess. I just consider a hammer as having metal head.

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As a side note, Robertson screw head cross slots are not exactly the same profile as a Phillips. The angles and shape are slightly different. ‘‘Tis better to use the correct tool to avoid damaging the heads.

As Winston Churchill once put it, the British (and sometimes Canadians) and the Americans are two peoples separated by a common language.

I used to make part of my living shifting reports from a British colleague from the British vocabulary and spelling to American forms and vice versa.

My favorite is the differing British car part and tool terms. Sparking plugs, boot, bonnet, dampers, spanner, etc.
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Thanks you guys. I was headed in that direction but now have a clearer focus. No problem with the terminology. I actually speak Canadian, although with an accent of course. It's all abowt the vowels, eh?
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Thanks you guys. I was headed in that direction but now have a clearer focus. No problem with the terminology. I actually speak Canadian, although with an accent of course. It's all abowt the vowels, eh?
There you go; an American that can speak Canadien. Who would of thunk it.

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That's great you can speak Canadian EH!
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After you soak with penetration oil, turn the stuck screw in the tightening direction first. That will unstick the other side of the threads and allow your unscrewing action to free the screws up much easier. This is especially important on bolt threads when dissimilar metals are involved.
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After you soak with penetration oil, turn the stuck screw in the tightening direction first. That will unstick the other side of the threads and allow your unscrewing action to free the screws up much easier. This is especially important on bolt threads when dissimilar metals are involved.
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Thanks. I've been learning a lot about Rusty screws. What you suggested sounds good. I've also learned to use a really good #1 screw driver and apply constant force rather than use an impact driver which just breaks off the head.
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