Author Topic: Window Repair  (Read 971 times)

Offline paul102a3

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Window Repair
« on: June 03, 2009, 07:39:22 AM »
Hello all,

3 of the 4 original MCI windows in my 102a3 have started to fog in between the panes of glass. I assume the seal between the panes has failed allowing moisture in.

Is there an easy repair for this or do I need to replace the windows?

Any help would be appreciated.
2001 Prevost XL II


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Re: Window Repair
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 07:56:20 AM »

Many, Many, Many years ago I was working for a Cubano auto body repairman in Las Vegas, Nv. He was about 37 1/2 years older than God and used all the skills he had learned in Cuba. Things like, never using Bondo... he would pour lead and smooth it to make a dent repair.

One of the tricks I learned from him to unfog old automotive glass was to take 2 electric irons and put them on about medium setting. Hold one on the outside of the glass and the other on the inside of the glass. As the glass heats up, the laminations seal up again and the fog goes away.
I've used this method on some glass in an old ACF-Brill and it does work, but with modern glass I'm not certain it will.

By the way, the guy I worked for was a master bodyman, but one of the worlds worst drivers. He drove a 1958 Oldsmobile that started life around 5,000 Lbs. When I met him, it had so much lead in it that he had to put truck tires and a half ton suspension under it to carry it. That was my job.. figure out how to get al that stuff under the car and make it all work together.