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Old 10-28-2006, 06:24 PM   #21
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Vulkem Question

Vulkem is a Tremco product that we use in the renovation busness for sealing cracks in concrete. It absolutly never hardens and woe to him who ever has to remove it. However it is quite runny.Is there a special grade of this stuff made thicker for this purpose? There must be an ID number on the container. Would you have this imfo so I can order some from my local Tremco dealer? Also if I understand you properly I have to drill out all those rivits and get this stuff between the wndow frame and the outer skin. Is that correct?
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Old 10-28-2006, 06:35 PM   #22
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The current part # 635 is for alum.

It's not runny or lumpy
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:07 PM   #23
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Thanks!

Appreciate the information. My frustrated husband is still wondering why no-one will actually say whether or not he has to drill out the rivets from the outside to do this repair???
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:17 PM   #24
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Old 10-28-2006, 07:48 PM   #25
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So do we go for broke??

Thanks for the frank reply. Of the 14 widows, only 3 are currently leaking. Do we only ix what's broken or bit the bullet and deal with all fourteen before proceeding to the interior headaches.

Oh yeah, and where do we get these rivets. Do you need a special tool to install them?
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Old 11-01-2006, 06:15 PM   #26
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So we got to it!!

It was a nice day today, so Frank took the afternoon off to spend some time with the airstream - now fondly dubbed the 'Airbus 500".

He took a scraper to the window edges and removed the silicone that had been applied later on in the Airbus's life. Then he cleaned off the gunk with some solvent of some kind, and went at the cracks around the window seals with Vulkem 45 that he had put into a medicine syringe - nice fine lines and specific placement.

Then he took the drip edge off over the door and did the same there - some of the rivets had just deteriorated from all of the excess water - so he cleaned that up, and used the syringe there too. He is currently removing interior panels form the bedroom area to track down more window leakage.

Frank also consulted with our local glass guy - who agreed that having him fix the thermpanes would be costly, but is willing to lend Frank his shop and experience this winter, and show him how it's done.

I think he is just gratefull that this never ending rain has stopped for a bit, so he can get busy in there.

He's been using the search button as you have all suggested, and has spent lots of time reading other people's threads.

Very helpful stuff guys! Thanks!
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