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Old 05-09-2013, 08:09 AM   #351
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Not bad for $20 or so, eh?!
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:36 PM   #352
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^ That looks nice!! This is mine, if you want to see a super simple approach. It's just 3/4" plywood, stained and a nice layer of poly. It wasn't even the higher grade stuff. I just picked through till I found a nice one.

Ooooh.. I do like it.. and not so 'plastic' looking as formica. Thanks. I can do this. Just Polyeurothane or what? I like the softer look of it too.

Accordian I like yours as well. Natural wood is so much nicer and I'm doing the window frames in Redwood. I bet that would be pretty as well. I was thinking of going poplar because.. I dunno.. always liked it. But the poplar and oak boards are so heavy. And I don't want the chipboard so these are some beautiful alternatives. YAY!!

And Accordian.. nice to see you around again.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:19 PM   #353
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Yup, I just sanded it really good and stained it, then coated with polyurethane. If you look close, you can see I have a piece of pine trim on the front, with the edge rounded.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:03 PM   #354
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:15 AM   #355
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Pretty glass with flecks of copper in it. (Trying it alongside my upholstery fabric) Colors aren't very true on either I don't think. And not that the upholstery will be in the shower.. but..

OK.. so I do things backwards. I saw the cute sink Dogfinn did and went back to Home depot and the stuff I saw on clearance wasn't there so I found something lighter weight and cheaper and I like a whole lot better for my project. So I bought some panels. I find stuff I like and then plan on how to fit them in. The man at HD was so nice in explaining all the layers and how to install. I wanted to take him home with me.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:47 AM   #356
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Question. Windows and sliding and springs. Is there something that I could use to make the windows slide a little easier. I think the springs are old in the latches. My fingers hurt when I try to hold them open long enough to slide them. Then I force them and smash my fingers. Was thinking graphite on the sliding parts. Same with the latch on the back door for lubricant. Graphite? I'm afraid it will break like I saw someone's on here did.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:04 AM   #357
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Question. Windows and sliding and springs. Is there something that I could use to make the windows slide a little easier. I think the springs are old in the latches. My fingers hurt when I try to hold them open long enough to slide them. Then I force them and smash my fingers. Was thinking graphite on the sliding parts. Same with the latch on the back door for lubricant. Graphite? I'm afraid it will break like I saw someone's on here did.
Mine were like that. Now, I use WD40. I put the little straw into the slot of the latches. I give enough squirts until they move easily.

I also spray the window tracks. Then I raise and lower the window several times and spray the tracks again.

This method works great.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:58 AM   #358
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Question. Windows and sliding and springs. Is there something that I could use to make the windows slide a little easier. I think the springs are old in the latches. My fingers hurt when I try to hold them open long enough to slide them. Then I force them and smash my fingers. Was thinking graphite on the sliding parts. Same with the latch on the back door for lubricant. Graphite? I'm afraid it will break like I saw someone's on here did.
When we pulled ALL the windows, I stripped the windows apart and washed them all (including the fuzzy pile weatherstipping). That included taking the spring clips apart. Washed the dirt out then let dry, spray liberally with WD-40. Let sit for a few weeks while I rebuilt the windows we wanted to keep using all the best parts. Some of the springs were not in place right (bent, twisted, hard to open). that might be your problem. I also regreased the thumb latch springs with pure silicone spray before reinstalling the springs. The uprights that the window tracks in I have used a pure silicone spray (don't lose the straw as it helps to direct the spray exactly where you want it to go). It's dry and will not collect the dirt like gooey lubricants will. The blanked out windows were rebuilt using the old window parts as a frame with sheets of metal inserted in the framework. We tossed nothing until we were sure we wouldn't be reusing it. I still have window glass stacked up. I have other uses for it. Also used the best of that in rebuilding the windows. Except for the window in the shower. That is the only non-tempered glass in the bus because I couldn't use a full width window there so it's part blanked with a reduced width window frame. The glass is double glue chip (for privacy) that I bought at Hobby Lobby and cut to fit. You can not cut tempered glass.

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Nice window. And yeah, for a shower that's cool. I don't know if I'll be doing any actual sheet metal work on mine. Have to see. I HAVE to get back to doing more than just cosmetic stuff.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:04 PM   #360
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WD40 yeah? I have a can of that. Old can. Maybe there was a blonde moment there but I'll try that. They work fine for the most part, just hard.
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