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Posted by member Simon Papendick on Sunday 14 October 2018

Hi Geoff
The inside plate on the window frame is held in position by M4 machine screws or stainless steel self-tapping screws. either way they are going to be difficult to remove as they will be seized in the aluminum frame. If they are not a bit of WD40 on the area behind the fixing and leave it to penetrate the area and use a long screwdriver to remove the screws should do the trick. Otherwise it is best to let a window specialist do the job. Having come across this problem in the past if the first part does not work. It is best to let them do their job. As the money you spend will be well spent.
Simon Papendick

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Posted by member Geoff Burrell on Sunday 14 October 2018

Hi Simon
Thanks for your detailed description on removing Hardy sliding windows, however I dont need to remove them completely, just the inside flat metal strip at the lower edge (as seen in the picture.) I am hoping this will allow me to clear the rubber glass guide of 17 years worth of salt and associated gunge!
Once again thanks for your knowledge,

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Posted by member Simon Papendick on Wednesday 10 October 2018

Hi Geoff,
Although I had left Hardy Marineby this time. The window were fixed on a bed of sealant which Sheldon the windows in position. The way to get the windows out is to get a number of small fine angle wedges and tap them in between the window frames and the fibreglass and once the frame as started coming away from the fibreglass place a disposable knive blade to cut the sealant off between the frame and the fibreglass and when you have gone all the way round the window should come out of the hole. Then you repeat the process to get the rest of the windows out

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Posted by member Geoff Burrell on Wednesday 10 October 2018

* Hello, having just started a fairly major overhaual of all things moving on our Hardy Bosun, I was wondering if any owners had tackled refurbing the sliding windows. Ours have been stuck closed for some months (maybe even years!) I have removed the numerous screws on the inside of the lower part of the frame but this strip is either fixed with mastic or corroded on! Any one have the same problem or a solution?

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