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    Default Re: New windows needed

    Hey Greg,

    Those instructions are the same for your plane. If you use silicon, do not use any that smells like vinegar, it is corrosive.

    Steve C.

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    Default Re: New windows needed

    Quote Originally Posted by grbamford View Post
    Brian,

    I have a 1956 Tripacer that I am replacing the left pilot side window and the left rear passenger window on. Wanted to touch base, ask if these directions are still applicable. Any recommendations? Also, when I replace the windows, should I use silicon or some other sealant? Thanks,

    Greg
    Those instructions are for every year Tri-Pacer.. only ones that would be different are the early slider window years. Put them in dry. Mask off the outer part of the window fabric or metal. Mask off a 1/8 inch area for silicone on the glass. Use clear silicone sealant in the masked off area, wipe with a gloved finger to make a nice thin seal. Remove the tape before the silicone completely hardens.

    Brian

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    Default Re: New windows needed

    LP Aeroplastic recommends and sells a urethane sealant that is also available at most hardware stores. Sticks to the polycarbonate better than silicone in my experience.

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    Default Re: New windows needed

    I ordered replacement windows from Great Lakes. Came pretty timely and were exactly what I was looking for. Went to the airport today to pull the existing windows out and use them as a template for the vista vents. While looking at the pilot's right side window, I was wondering just how much airflow I would get from the new vents. I was wondering if anyone had ever put a vent in the small fold out window on the pilot's side or had heard of anyone doing this. Thoughts?

    Greg

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