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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:27 pm    Post subject: Sliding Window Silicone Removal Reply with quote

I need to dismantle a pair of sliding windows. I understand that the aluminum frame is held together with silicone adhesive. Does anyone have any tips for removing the silicone or whatever it is? The sliders are camper versions in case it matters.

I'm planning to powder coat the frames black.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your local hardware store will have silicon remover fluid that functions like paint remover. i recall there is a thread that demonstrates how to pull the unglued frame apart.

i pulled one of my sliders apart and never used it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you know that you do not have to "dismantle" the window frame to get the sliding window out? You just flex the frame open to get the slider out.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7342046&highlight=#7342046

When I did my camper sliding windows the,rubber seal and rubber bumper, was hard to get. The fuzz seal you can get at Ace Hardware.
And yes I did want to black out my camper sliding window too. Ran out of time for the painter.
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PostPosted: Yesterday 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But if you do want to dismantle the window, here is a description with photos.

http://www.griffco.ca/interest/vw/slider.htm
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