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Old 10-09-2017, 10:43 AM   #1
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Removing a pane from dual pane windows

My Harney DP has dual pane windows. It's a 1999 and of course half of them have broken seals.

Two years ago I removed the door window, and cleaned and resealed it. Great for one year. Seal failed again on the second year.

I am considering removing the inner panes for the driver's vision windows for safety sake. My concern is that this will leave a gap that I am not sure how to fill. I could cut strips of steel or aluminum and space with those to sandwich the rubber seal. Or maybe there is a rubber that is thicker.

Anyone with any experience with this?
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My Harney DP has dual pane windows. It's a 1999 and of course half of them have broken seals.

Two years ago I removed the door window, and cleaned and resealed it. Great for one year. Seal failed again on the second year.

I am considering removing the inner panes for the driver's vision windows for safety sake. My concern is that this will leave a gap that I am not sure how to fill. I could cut strips of steel or aluminum and space with those to sandwich the rubber seal. Or maybe there is a rubber that is thicker.

Anyone with any experience with this?
I had a dual pane window that etched badly. I kept the best pane and cut a piece of Lexan to replace the other pane. Resealed and was ok for years (sold the RV).
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I replaced an entire glass panel with 1/4" Lexan. Worked great and resolved the thickness issue.
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My panes are ok. They clean up nicely. But I can't seem to keep them sealed.
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My Harney DP has dual pane windows. It's a 1999 and of course half of them have broken seals.

Two years ago I removed the door window, and cleaned and resealed it. Great for one year. Seal failed again on the second year.

I am considering removing the inner panes for the driver's vision windows for safety sake. My concern is that this will leave a gap that I am not sure how to fill. I could cut strips of steel or aluminum and space with those to sandwich the rubber seal. Or maybe there is a rubber that is thicker.

Anyone with any experience with this?
Sorry, no experience with removing one pane, but I have resealed several.

When you resealed your door window, did you use new spacer material? The spacer has chemicals to keep moisture out.

Did you use C.R. LAURENCE 877 CRL Super Spacer Sealant as the sealant?

I think removing, cleaning, and resealing is less work than trying to remove one of the panes.

Good luck with whichever method you choose.

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That's exactly what I used and did. So it surprises me it failed so quickly. I realize it sees more punishment than most windows being in the door. But how frustrating that probably the easiest one I could do failed in a year.
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