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#1 Dale1

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:03 PM

Hi I'm after a bit of advice, we where travailing on holiday a few weeks ago, and noticed that the window in the bathroom was swing about, after closer inspection, we found that the window had separated from the internal glazing panel, I have tried to fix it without success with glue but its just to holing it together, has anyone else experienced this and if so what is the best product to use for the repair?

Thanks in advance

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:07 PM

Hi,

Try these people for help/repair.

http://www.eeco-ltd.co.uk/

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:26 PM

Thanks for that I will give the a try, I was hopeing to do the repair myself though to save some money.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:27 PM

There are glues and glues, which did you use?

Also what type is the window material (see label in the corner of window?) because even Superglue will not stick some plastics.

I use contact adhesive but it is not clear so would show up in the joint.

Edited by Lefthand Down, 18 May 2011 - 01:32 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:33 PM

To be honest it was not a very good one, can't remember the name, didn't know if glue was the best thing to use or if silicon would be better.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:38 PM

I would visit Maplin's and see what glues they have. They may give advice if you can find which plastic you are dealing with.

Acrylic or polyplastic? Can clear silicon stick window plastic? Sikaflex will but is it a clear material? Can anyone tell us?

Edited by Lefthand Down, 18 May 2011 - 01:41 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:44 PM

I would visit Maplin's and see what glues they have. They may give advice if you can find which plastic you are dealing with.

Acrylic or polyplastic? Can clear silicon stick window plastic? Sikaflex will but is it a clear material? Can anyone tell us?



Thats the problem finding out what the window is made from.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:48 PM

Thats the problem finding out what the window is made from.

What van do you have?

http://www.maplin.co...-adhesive-46013 Would this do it? Click the questions box!

Edited by Lefthand Down, 18 May 2011 - 01:51 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:56 PM

We have an avondale dart, so can't even give them a call lol,

I may well give maplins a call!

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 02:06 PM

We have an avondale dart, so can't even give them a call lol,

I may well give maplins a call!


You need Gordon he will know.
http://www.caravanta.../user/6-gordon/

This is good info as well. http://www.caravanta...625#entry504625

Edited by Lefthand Down, 18 May 2011 - 02:10 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2011 - 04:51 PM

Hi I'm after a bit of advice, we where travailing on holiday a few weeks ago, and noticed that the window in the bathroom was swing about, after closer inspection, we found that the window had separated from the internal glazing panel, I have tried to fix it without success with glue but its just to holing it together, has anyone else experienced this and if so what is the best product to use for the repair?

Thanks in advance


Almost certainly it will be acrylic and acrylic can be welded with cloroform, but you cannot buy it. As good is a chemical made for the job from www.bondrite.co.uk called WC102. It is thin like superglue and you just need a tiny trace of it. The finished result is as strong as new. Not sure whether it would work with your other glue still in place. Their smallest size is 250mL 50mL is more than ample - maybe contact the company for a smaller size. It doesn't keep once opened.

It can only weld surfaces together where there is no gap, it isn't a gap filler.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 05:04 PM

There is a specific 2 part adhesive available. It comes in a twin tube suringe and has a mixing nozzle. The items called Trade Weld Clear and its distributed by The Glue People.

http://www.thegluepeople.co.uk/ We buy all our plastic weld kits and window adhesive aswell as other sealants from them. Inject the adhesive and clamp the two panes together. Leave for a couple of hours, job done.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:43 PM

Hi I'm after a bit of advice, we where travailing on holiday a few weeks ago, and noticed that the window in the bathroom was swing about, after closer inspection, we found that the window had separated from the internal glazing panel, I have tried to fix it without success with glue but its just to holing it together, has anyone else experienced this and if so what is the best product to use for the repair?

Thanks in advance


I used this --www.bondrite.co.uk called WC102 on my 2005 Dart when the two parts of the window seperated completely with good results but it does disolve the screen printing so is not very attractive. They are very nice people to deal with and if you explain what you want it for they will make sure you have the correct cement..



All the best



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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:11 PM

Hi I'm after a bit of advice, we where travailing on holiday a few weeks ago, and noticed that the window in the bathroom was swing about, after closer inspection, we found that the window had separated from the internal glazing panel, I have tried to fix it without success with glue but its just to holing it together, has anyone else experienced this and if so what is the best product to use for the repair?

Thanks in advance


I have the same caravan and had the same problem with the same window. The best thing to use is Clear Silicone - clean the two surfaces up as much as possible - apply a bead of Clear Silicone all around the edge and CLAMP THE TWO SURFACES TOGETHER - leave the clamps on for 24 hours.

I did this at the end of last year and have not had a problem with the window since.

Alan

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:07 AM

Hi Alan

Thanks for that, I do plan on using silicon just waiting for the time and better weather.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 03:41 PM

Hi Alan

Thanks for that, I do plan on using silicon just waiting for the time and better weather.

has anyone thought of using araldite epoxy resin?
have used it on all sorts, but not on caravan widow acrylic.

cheers rodders B)

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:37 PM

you can bet creaping crack glue from caravan shops for windows called captain ? cant remember the last name.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 06:42 PM

Creeping Crack Cure, but it is latex based so probably would not hold.

has anyone thought of using araldite epoxy resin?
have used it on all sorts, but not on caravan widow acrylic.

cheers rodders B)

It would probably be too brittle, we had to use special 'Helepoxy' on flexing parts as the normal stuff let go.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 04:15 PM

http://caravanwindows.co/ :)



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 04:22 PM

http://caravanwindows.co/ :)


Only 2.5 years after the last post!

(Just a tip on the linked website....someone needs to run a spell check over it!)




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