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Old 04-08-2017, 01:34 PM   #1
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To Remove or not? That is the question!

Hey all! I'm curious if removing the windows in order to paint my skoolie is necessary? I originally planned on taping/papering them, but my husband brought up removing them before we paint, then putting them all back. Opinions? What did you do and why? Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-08-2017, 03:28 PM   #2
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If you take the time to remove them, you have a better chance of actually sealing them up and keeping the rain out. Mine had NO sealant at all from the factory!
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Old 04-08-2017, 03:33 PM   #3
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I personally removed mine, mostly because I've been welding and I didn't want to damage the glass. However, I think removing the windows in general is a good idea because (in my experience) it's really easy to do, the caulk seals on them are probably pretty worn out by now, and you can give them a deep clean by soaking if you want. Regarding painting, if they aren't there then there's absolutely no chance of paint getting on them, and if you're using something like masking paper not having windows makes painting prep easier.
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If you take your windows out, then you'll understand why they need to be cleaned and caulked.
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Old 04-08-2017, 08:46 PM   #5
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Thanks guys!

I was definitely planning on removing the windows at some point and cleaning/resealing them. I just wasn't sure if I should do it for ease of painting, or afterwards when I had time to focus solely on the windows. Thank you for your suggestions!
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I was definitely planning on removing the windows at some point and cleaning/resealing them. I just wasn't sure if I should do it for ease of painting, or afterwards when I had time to focus solely on the windows. Thank you for your suggestions!

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