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Old 06-30-2017, 12:31 PM   #1
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How to install the window gasket?

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I have a 72 Tradewind.
I am having problem installing my new gray gasket on the glass. What should be the process? This gasket is too soft to stay on the glass by itself, do I need to glue it? Then what? Also how am I goi g to merge the two sides of the gaskst to each other? Please help.

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Old 11-09-2017, 05:29 PM   #2
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I am having the problem of the gasket stretching and bunching as i tap the two sides of frame together. Did you solve that?
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I am having the problem of the gasket stretching and bunching as i tap the two sides of frame together. Did you solve that?
I gave up using that kind of gasket when I broke the glass. Instead used some other soft (hardening) material (the one like dough). Wasn't easy neither but solved.
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solved!

On another thread I saw that someone had shaved off the spines on each side of gasket to reduce the drag. This, along with Murphy's oil soap did the trick.
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Before I slid the frames on I taped the gasket as shown. I actually started out with tape every six inches or so and removed it as I slid the frame on. Most importantly, I sprayed silicone lubricant on a rag and liberally rubbed it on the gasket. Not shown are the long cabinet-style bar clamps I used to help close the two frame pieces together. A little tricky but will work. You have to be careful to keep the gasket properly aligned in the frame as it all closes up. Shaving off the splines sounds like a good idea. I didn't need to. If/when I do another window I might consider it.

I should say that since redoing all my windows I have gone back and cut the gasket off on the exterior side of the windows and applied black Sikaflex. When done properly you can't tell the difference and I think the seal and resulting protection from water penetration is much better.
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Young Peck,

Thanks for that detailed response. It sounds like the gasket might not be so watertight. That's hard to hear after shaving 75 feet of it, and plan on production line of window assembly today. I'm happy to know the sikaflex is an easy fix if these windows don't hold up to the winter of rain that is just starting.
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I would still use the gasket. I think it provides a nice cushion for the glass unit, and certainly looks good on the inside. If you mask properly you can end up with a Sikaflex application that looks and seals better than the gasket, in my opinion.
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