Replacement Windows

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Replacement Windows

Postby Pat Surridge » Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:17 pm

Chuck:

I'm replacing the plastic/lexon windows in my '76 Willard 30 and want to know how I should seal the wood/glass around the window cuttout? Also, what is the best way to seal the windows when installing? They're aluminum frames and tempered glass? They came with a double sticky tape but not sure that the best defense against moisture over the long haul.

Thanks,

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Re: Replacement Windows

Postby capn chuck » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:08 pm

Pat, My favorite bedding is butyl tape for bedding ports and hatches or metal window frames. For bedding plastic, Lexan, or Plexiglas I have used Dow 795 caulk and over the years have had no problems or leaks with either of these.
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