Post by universalexports on May 24, 2012 18:27:52 GMT -5
are your aluminum frames nailed in? if so you need to get something flat like a puddy knife and work under the edge until you get the nail pulled out enough to get a grip on. something forked that will go under each side of the nail will help from causing the nail to bend the aluminum as you pull it out.
that or you could carefully grind the head of the nail, pull the frame off over it, then go back together with stainless screws with a slightly larger head. but I think that would be super hard to not slip up and end up grinding across your aluminum piece.
Probably will sound stupid but they were screwed in and I got the screws out & then was able to get three sides out but the bottom is stuck & I'm ending up bending it and haven't gotten it out & don't want to ruin it !! :-((( very very unskilled here
I wonder what's holding it in... Butyl, maybe? If it's a particularly tough sealant under the bottom that's holding it in, tapping a stiff putty knife sideways under the edge might cut through the sealant and free it up.
Post by bluesgravy on May 25, 2012 18:39:08 GMT -5
If you're talking about the flimsy aluminum trim on the inside, you may need to remove the window before you can remove the trim. I found that, especially on the long windows, that there were nails not only on the four corners, but also there were nails in the middle of the trim that were hidden by the actual frame of the window. Apparently they mounted the trim before they put the window in. I found this when disassembling both of my Shastas. Hope this helps.