Post by swirlygirls on Dec 13, 2012 7:38:27 GMT -5
Hello all. The big front window needed replacing. When I removed the aluminum trim I found LOTS of silicone (may I just say how much I silicone has become the bane of my existence). I have two questions. A piece of the aluminum trim is missing. It's about 1" and has a little channel that grabs the window frame. VTS has a steel trim for 68 Airstreams but I'm sure this is what I need. Any ideas?
Also, after the new glass is seated on the sticky tape should I put a thin strip of silicone on the edge of the glass before replacing the trim? I can't believe I'm even asking that but the person at the glass store suggested it might help with future leak potential.
Post by swirlygirls on Dec 14, 2012 7:22:18 GMT -5
What about seating the window on the tacky tape and then putting the gutter seal around the edge of the glass and onto the frame? The trim goes in at an angle and so it wouldn't actually touch the gutter seal that way. I haven't worked with the gutter seal yet so I don't know it's characteristics but what do you think?