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Old 12-04-2007, 04:58 AM   #57
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Sidewinder: Interesting concept you have there. Just as a W.A.G., what about the Cascade stuff women use in dishwashers that is supposed to remove lime deposits and etc. I use it (along with de-ionized water in the rinse on my coach and it does prevent water spotting to a large degree.
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:56 AM   #58
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Sidewinder:
A few years back I was doing home renovation in Arizona. I ran across an outfit that was repairing fogged windows in homes. They would drill a small hole in the top and bottom of the one glass from the inside. They had a secret 3 part spray they did with a small wand and vacumm. I believe one spray with some type of acid to clean the film that has formed betwen the glass, one spray with base solution to nuetralize the acid and one spray with distilled water. After the treatment they would reseal the two holes with clear sealer. This was all of the seceret I could extract from the Technicion. He couldn't do safety glass because you can't drill it. When finished the window nolonger had any thermal value but they stayed fog free and looked good.
I have worked on one of my windows and by drilling a hole directly through the seal between the two panes of glass I have removed aprox. 6" of the seal. This has allowed the fog to form and then disapear and is much better than it was but I can't figure what to spray between the panes to remove the old Haze. It look like a slight lime deposit.
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Check out ZEP products at Home Depot. Get a small bottle of their Calcium, Lime, and Rust Stain Remover. See if that stuff will work for you. It IS acid and will etch the glass if you leave it in there too long. I think the second solution would be a clear water and the third solution would be alcohol. As a fourth step, I would use a can of air with the nozzle tube to blow out the residual alcohol fumes. (I'd cut that ZEP acid with lots of water)

No clue if this is what they're doing - just what I would try if I were interested.

I just had some windows replaced at home and I asked the technician if they ever clean the interior of double pane glass and he said somebody tried once but it didn't work. He was a nice guy but I don't think he was on the cutting edge of glass cleaning technology.

By the way, I had 2 each 72" x 60" and 2 smaller crank out windows (all with low E) replaced for 1800.00 One of the large panes was on the second floor and cost an extra 200.00 in labor. I'm a little stunned at the prices being quoted here for MH double panes by Atwood/MH dealers.
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Old 05-25-2016, 09:09 AM   #59
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HI; I've been reading the complaints on sealed windows that leak and fog so I thought i'de put in the latest thread.My 2001 suncruiser has the window problem and I'm finding it hard to get this window.I called atwood and was told they sold out the window line and told me to contact a company called Duncan.I got nowhere fast.I can't understand why it's so hard to find when I read that quite alot of winnies have this problem.YES I also think there should be a recall cause I can't see the mirror and the fogging makes it impossible to see.does anyone have info on where to get a new glass.The dealer told me a price of I think 3000.00 to replace it WOW!!!! Any help would be appreciated. THANKS DON
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HI; I've been reading the complaints on sealed windows that leak and fog so I thought i'de put in the latest thread.My 2001 suncruiser has the window problem and I'm finding it hard to get this window.I called atwood and was told they sold out the window line and told me to contact a company called Duncan.I got nowhere fast.I can't understand why it's so hard to find when I read that quite alot of winnies have this problem.YES I also think there should be a recall cause I can't see the mirror and the fogging makes it impossible to see.does anyone have info on where to get a new glass.The dealer told me a price of I think 3000.00 to replace it WOW!!!! Any help would be appreciated. THANKS DON
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Suncoast Designers in Hudson FL, repairs fogged glass for $225-$250 per window: Window De-fogging | RV Window Repair Specialists in Hudson, FL

However many other glass companies can/will repair your fogged windows.
Google "foggy rv glass repair near - - -", (using your location).

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Old 02-07-2018, 11:39 AM   #61
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Check this website out. https://suncoastdesigners.com/rv-services/defog/. The shop is in Hudson, Florida and I have had several windows replaced (not all the same year). It is a really easy place and very reasonable compared to what you pay a Winnebago Dealer and then end up with the same problem. These were a poor design in the Winnebagoes. Mine is 2001 35ft. U and every one of them had the seal break and fog up. Now I have been to Hudson 3 times and no problems since I had them do it. You drive in park, hook-up and have free wi-fi, water, and hydro and stay the night. They come in in the morning and remove everyone's windows, disassemble them and clean or replace as needed. They break for lunch and you can take a tour of the plant to see the operation. After lunch they replace all the windows and by 4 o'clock all workers are done and you are ready to hit the road again. It is the only painless repair I have ever had done. It is total enjoyable, efficient and interesting experience.
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:30 AM   #62
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I can see this post is quite old, but here's what I did when my passenger door window fogged-up. (Which is very dangerous.)

I went to a random auto-window shop that also does residential windows, and they simply popped-out the window, cleaned it and removed the desiccant pellets, sprayed anti-fog on the inside, added a rubber spacer for window separation, ran black tape all along the edges (twice); and slapped it back together.

That was 3 years ago and I have traveled long distances, across different temperature ranges, and NO FOG so far! It cost me $90 and the only secret was having a table to lay the window upon so it can be cleaned and rotated easily without scratching. Had I known it would be that easy I would have done it myself.

Note: OEM window apparently have argon gas in them and anytime there is a pinhole leak the argon escapes and the moisture comes in. Now it's possible you loose some thermal qualities, but given the high repair costs other people are talking about, this type of repair is a "no-brainer."
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