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Old 09-11-2018, 04:22 PM   #1
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How in the blue blazes does the rubber gasket come off? Its double pane(pain bwahahaha) and seems like the one gasket holds both windows in. Ive pried on it trying to see if i could get it to pop, but no luck..20180911_161123.jpeg
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How in the blue blazes does the rubber gasket come off? Its double pane(pain bwahahaha) and seems like the one gasket holds both windows in. Ive pried on it trying to see if i could get it to pop, but no luck..Attachment 25735
I used a utility razor to cut mine off the windows at the top of the bus in the front and back. Obviously you can't reuse it that way. There are tool to remove smaller gaskets that I have seen. They are thin metal hooks that go under the rubber and allow you to pull it out enough to start getting it out.
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:32 PM   #3
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Razor knife was next step. Does it hold both in? Im planning on replacing most if not all of the window gaskets...there are 1/4" gaps in some of them.
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Loosen the edge of the gasket and while putting pressure on the glass roll out the gasket in a corner and slowly work it out. My windows are double pane, but are sandwiched in one channel on the gasket. The gasket has 2 channels for the inside and outside she metal.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:32 PM   #5
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Loosen the edge of the gasket and while putting pressure on the glass roll out the gasket in a corner and slowly work it out. My windows are double pane, but are sandwiched in one channel on the gasket. The gasket has 2 channels for the inside and outside she metal.
Im afraid if i put to much pressure on that window it will come apart..i'll give that a try and if i have no luck im going to cut it out..i just dont want the outside window to fall out..any idea on where to get that gasket material?
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Get that gasket wet with soapy water and start working the gasket over the frame lip. The more I think about it I broke my window from pulling on the inside skin that didn't want to release from the inside radius of the corner, broke both layers of glass.Tomorrow I'll go ahead and remove that window to see how hard it is, I just didn't want any open holes in the bus while it's parked here. I'm not reusing that window.
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Get that gasket wet with soapy water and start working the gasket over the frame lip. The more I think about it I broke my window from pulling on the inside skin that didn't want to release from the inside radius of the corner, broke both layers of glass.Tomorrow I'll go ahead and remove that window to see how hard it is, I just didn't want any open holes in the bus while it's parked here. I'm not reusing that window.
The window is broken , thats why im afraid of it coming apart..im going to replace that gasket anyway because its got a nice gap between ends..ill give the soapy water a try. I was thinking if i could just cut 2 sides i could keep the gasket intact enough to hold outside window in.
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The window is broken , thats why im afraid of it coming apart..im going to replace that gasket anyway because its got a nice gap between ends..ill give the soapy water a try. I was thinking if i could just cut 2 sides i could keep the gasket intact enough to hold outside window in.
Not going to remove my window until Florence passes through.
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:42 AM   #9
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Looking at my window I notice the glass is installed in a channel on the inside of the bus. I was able to easily work the gasket with a wood paint stirrer. If you must cut the gasket, I would take half of the inside face from a corner and then start working the glass out. Doesn't look too difficult.
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:15 PM   #10
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Looking at my window I notice the glass is installed in a channel on the inside of the bus. I was able to easily work the gasket with a wood paint stirrer. If you must cut the gasket, I would take half of the inside face from a corner and then start working the glass out. Doesn't look too difficult.
My window is double pane but its all 1 piece. Thats why i couldn't just pull it out like on a van window..I'm going to replace it with a single pane..oh its automotive glass. Im going to make the door solid but still preserve the school bus look.
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Also nice to see your garage is full too..lol. thanks for your help!
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My window is double pane but its all 1 piece. Thats why i couldn't just pull it out like on a van window..I'm going to replace it with a single pane..oh its automotive glass. Im going to make the door solid but still preserve the school bus look.
Mine also is double pane sandwiched together, broke both panes, that's how I knew it was double pane.
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Have you thought about why, on many buses, the service door has the only double pane windows in the entire bus?

I drove one in cold weather, that did not have double pane, and the defroster kept the windshield clear of fog but the service door fogged badly. I realized how much I rely on the service door glass while driving.

The double pane service door on my Bluebird does not fog up nearly like the other one.

Just a thought.
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:34 PM   #14
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Have you thought about why, on many buses, the service door has the only double pane windows in the entire bus?

I drove one in cold weather, that did not have double pane, and the defroster kept the windshield clear of fog but the service door fogged badly. I realized how much I rely on the service door glass while driving.

The double pane service door on my Bluebird does not fog up nearly like the other one.

Just a thought.

The one I broke is DP and it's a rear corner window. I wonder how many others on the International are DP>
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The one I broke is DP and it's a rear corner window. I wonder how many others on the International are DP>
I've seen a few that all of the windows were double pane. Quite a few with only the service door using double pane. Depends on how the original owner spec'd it from the factory.

I was simply pointing out that there is a benefit to having a double pane service door if you drive in cold weather.
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I found a place here in Des Moines that will install a new single pane for me.. im not driving it in cold weather, when its done we are selling out, loading up and heading to warmer climates. I guess i need to check the other windows..ive got to replace the gaskets on the because of the gaps in the gasket.
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:02 AM   #17
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Also nice to see your garage is full too..lol. thanks for your help!
I have a 3 car garage and can't get a single car in it AND I have stuff for the bus on tables in the driveway, blocking the front, covered entrance to my house, inside my house entryway, in my den, in my son's room, and in my dining room!!!!! Augh!!!!!
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:50 PM   #18
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I have a 3 car garage and can't get a single car in it AND I have stuff for the bus on tables in the driveway, blocking the front, covered entrance to my house, inside my house entryway, in my den, in my son's room, and in my dining room!!!!! Augh!!!!!
You win.. my wife is mad enough because my half is spilling into her half of the garage. My solar set up is taking up space in the spare room too..lol
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if you have good defrosters you dont need the double pain... use standard laminated automotive glass... its a flat window, a glass shop can make it for you.. those busses were sold with both single and double pane glass so you can get an OEM gasket for single pane.. or a universal gasket.. (thats why the gap.. it is there for remove and Install.. then you seal up the gap...



my bluebird bus has double pane door.. when I run with a bunch of people in my bus in rainy cold weather.. even wioth the defrosters on high that door still fogs up.. install A/C.. you'll never have window fogging issues again...



my carpenter has great defrosters and single pain door windows.. they dont fog up even when the bus is full...


just dont make the door solid with no windows... thats dumb... keep the visibility..
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Im seriously considering getting rid of the heating unit/defroster right next to the door..valuable storage space
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if you have good defrosters you dont need the double pain... use standard laminated automotive glass... its a flat window, a glass shop can make it for you.. those busses were sold with both single and double pane glass so you can get an OEM gasket for single pane.. or a universal gasket.. (thats why the gap.. it is there for remove and Install.. then you seal up the gap...



my bluebird bus has double pane door.. when I run with a bunch of people in my bus in rainy cold weather.. even wioth the defrosters on high that door still fogs up.. install A/C.. you'll never have window fogging issues again...



my carpenter has great defrosters and single pain door windows.. they dont fog up even when the bus is full...


just dont make the door solid with no windows... thats dumb... keep the visibility..
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