Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Vintage RV's
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-27-2013, 05:40 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 8
Front window fix

Hi All,


How do i repair the window ?
When it rains some water gets inside .

Caulking silicone based?

Thanks for this great forum,

Cheers ,

Jan


Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1050214702.jpg
Views:	60
Size:	596.4 KB
ID:	41355



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2162409857.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	506.4 KB
ID:	41356
__________________

__________________
Superball is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-27-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Gocoffeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,137
There are a few decent black based window chaulks on the market. Are you looking for the quick repair? (silicone) The full monty more robust repair is pull glass, replace gasket, repair sash, use the professional window set products that you find in a body shop supply store. I say (silicone)

Chaulk from the outside....tape off (blue painters tape) just outside window gasket, pull back gasket gently (putty knife).....apply silicone.... let gasket down move along. Oozing silicone will make mess on tape and you peel that away before it begins to harden.
__________________

__________________
Craig Gosselin
1994 Fleetwood 33H
1995 Fleetwood 30H (parts vehicle)
Gocoffeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 01:48 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 8
Thanks!


Removing Window is not easy so i go for Quick fix.

I saw some eternabond tape on top of window maybe that keeps rain out

Is this good stuff ?



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-98703735.jpg
Views:	40
Size:	588.4 KB
ID:	41535
__________________
Superball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2013, 01:59 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,423
The professionals and factory never use silicone to seal window glass. They use black urethane. The 3M product in your picture appears to be the one you need.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 06:58 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Gocoffeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 1,137
Eternabond tape I use for roof repairs. But would not look at it as a fix for a window gasket. Mr D is correct in stating that the professionals use the black urethane. It is available in body shop supply places and might be a good substitute for the silicone products. As for the rust.... get some RUST Blocker/convertor....and paint over the really issued areas....let that dry ..... if you see holes in the metal.... fiberglass over that area. Work the resin into the rust pockets to seal them from air.....and place a single sheet of pre cut and sized fiberglass cloth onto the wet resin and let it harden. then you can put more resin over the area and paint it later.
__________________
Craig Gosselin
1994 Fleetwood 33H
1995 Fleetwood 30H (parts vehicle)
Gocoffeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 02:51 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Nick-B's Avatar
 
Forest River Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vaughn, WA
Posts: 1,364
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gocoffeer View Post
Mr D is correct in stating that the professionals use the black urethane. It is available in body shop supply places and might be a good substitute for the silicone products.
Sorry, but urethane caulk is not a substitute, rather it is the only correct product for setting and sealing windshields. Silicone is a temporary substitute and a poor one at that. The windshield flexes slightly as you travel down the road and the silicone will pull loose. Leak returns. Been there, done that, threw out all my silicone sealants for automotive uses.
__________________

__________________
Nick
1995 Coachmen Santara 360MB 36' w/slide.
Ford F53/460 chassis, 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee "toad"
Nick-B is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.