Post by pathfinder3081 on Nov 16, 2012 23:24:04 GMT -5
Big question! When you people replace the broken windows, Do you try and replace this glazing strip or lay a good bead of seal and work it up from there? I am going to have to stick build some of the frames and what not. I'll post that of my renovation strip. But, if it's best to buy this stuff and try and install it complete where do I get it? Vintage Trailer Supply? Feed back please
I get standard window seal at VTS. It depends on the trailer; some have different seals.
Have tried several methods and none are perfect. The glass shop sold me some very sticky 1/4" putty tape for solid windows. It worked well, but you have to spray it with glass cleaner or it will grab the glass right NOW.
I've tried clear glass sealer on the seal but it doesn't stick well. Have also experimented with weather strip adhesive, it ate the seal...
Last night, I put a very thin bead of silicone on the window frame before installing the glass seal, (recommended by VTS) then another VERY thin bead on the back of the seal itself. (where the glass will touch) Not sure how this will work. I don't like silicone, but in this case, it is hidden and may help.
The seal you have pictured is not the exact seal I use; you may have to send a sample to VTS...
Post by pathfinder3081 on Nov 17, 2012 10:23:55 GMT -5
Thanks for the info Vikx. I will check them out. VTS that is, I need to go ahead and get the taillight plates for the "wedding cake lenses that I purchased back late summer anyhow. They did not fit my pathfinder 15's off the old compact I stripped. I am thinking: since this is just the small cot window,I might take as much of the original seal that I am able to salvage from this, place and use it as the spacer, the holders if you will and then just seal the voids between with a glaze or silicone. The actual area being what it is, and the way the bottom window frame sill pitches, I might just get away with it. I can always pull it back out if it leaks and start again.
Post by pathfinder3081 on Dec 1, 2012 17:14:12 GMT -5
Be informed I'm cleaning up in my " 71 Lofyte renovation Post" on my window work but laid this thread a week or so ago pluggin for info. This is for the future and those looking for quick Intel. The "U channel Trim / seal" from our friends at VTS?.. I would have been hard pressed to make it work for me.. and I have to send it back the first of the week. Conditions had that I was at the Hardware store to cut the glass that I was salvaging and found what I needed right there on a roll in the back.. " he said, yeah we use this all the time for storm windows".. The stuff I bought was the stuff on the bottom of the picture. I bought 4 feet of it and when I got home with it.. I do believe it was the exact samething - 40 years. Replacing the glass is a trick.. read my post and use lots of soap.. ;D Peace!