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Old 07-29-2019, 06:26 PM   #1
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Default Roadtrek 190 versatile window rattles

The window just behind the drivers seat rattles, driving me crazy.
This is one of the windows that is hinged in the middle and swings up to open with a turning knob.
I think the issue is one of the two channels that a roller travels in, to push(or pull) on the window to open or close has become unattached from the glass.
I tried epoxy, that seemed to work for a few hours on the road, it is separating again. Is Epoxy the the right glue?

Can anybody help with this issue?
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:17 PM   #2
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The window just behind the drivers seat rattles, driving me crazy.
This is one of the windows that is hinged in the middle and swings up to open with a turning knob.
I think the issue is one of the two channels that a roller travels in, to push(or pull) on the window to open or close has become unattached from the glass.
I tried epoxy, that seemed to work for a few hours on the road, it is separating again. Epoxy is the the right glue.

Can anybody help with this issue?
Regards
Boyde
If indeed you are using the correct adhesive that has not aged out your results would point to inadequate preparation and/or incorrect application.

Don't drive without securing the window, very expensive or nearly impossible to replace.

Good luck.
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Old 07-29-2019, 09:37 PM   #3
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The sentence epoxy is the right glue should be a question, is Epoxy the right glue?
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The sentence epoxy is the right glue should be a question, is Epoxy the right glue?
You will have to look at the info that came with the epoxy to determine it's suitability for attaching metal to glass.
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:23 PM   #5
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Default Lots of info

I discovered lots of info on repairing these windows and what is the correct glue in this forum. If you are experienceing the same issue, do a search on Roadtrek windows in this forum. 3M Window Weld appears to be the correct glue for the hinge and 3M VHB Tape 4991 appears to be the correct adhesive to fasten those channels to the glass.
Anyway that is what i am going to try.
Thanks for the help.
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Hi.
You might try a 3M product called Panel Bound.
It is pricey at over thirty bucks.
But.......it it used to glue metal panels on cars.
1/4 panels ,roofs,door skins.
If this won’t hold it . It probably can’t be held.
I keep this on hand at home and in my RT.
Crazy cool stuff.
Comes in double tube...requires a special gun to use.
But, just take out the end piece.
Use a screw driver to push some out of each tube.
Mix well...and use. It takes like 5 hours to cure.
But,once it does the metal panels will rip before this stuff gives.
Clean the ends real good and put the chaos back in place. This is important or it will harden in the tube and be ruined.
Hope this helps
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:52 AM   #7
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Thanks for the tip.
I checked the specifications for that 3M panel Bond, it looks like great stuff, however it does not say anything about bonding glass.
It does look like something every RVer should have in their bag of tricks.
Thanks
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Yep, you should try what 3M recommends.
If it fails.
The panel bond will bond to almost everything!
Including glass.
In the beginning.... it would not bond to aluminum.
But , they have fixed that issue.
I work in a body shop, have for years.
It is crazy cool stuff!
Good luck!!
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