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Old 02-15-2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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Vista View Window Leak

I've got a few small leaks in my upper vista view windows. It appears that new sealant is needed between the window pane and the oval frame on the outside. What should I use to seal this gap? The stuff that's there now is clear.
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I've got a few small leaks in my upper vista view windows. It appears that new sealant is needed between the window pane and the oval frame on the outside. What should I use to seal this gap? The stuff that's there now is clear.
Mike,

The original sealer was, unfortunately.

Clean it all off.

Apply Vulkem sealer from the glass to the the metal frame, hiding the gray gasket.

That will do the trick for you.

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Hello Mike,

For small and thin gaps like you describe, I use Acryl-R when sealing vista view windows. It is very viscous, and seeps into seams very well.

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Mike,

The original sealer was, unfortunately.Slicone

Clean it all off.

Apply Vulkem sealer from the glass to the the metal frame, hiding the gray gasket.

That will do the trick for you.

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Thanks, Andy and Steve.
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For small and thin gaps like you describe, I use Acryl-R when sealing vista view windows. It is very viscous, and seeps into seams very well.
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Steve, just so I understand, the Acryl-R is fine for a window glass to window frame seal? I knew it's used for the tighter aluminum seams, but thought only Vulkem (or Sikaflex) could be used for the glass to aluminum frame seams.
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Hi Mike,

On our vista views, I cut what was left of the gray gasket out and used vulkum on both sides of the glass to seal it. The vulkum ends up looking like the original gray gasket. Pic 1 in post 16 shows an "after." http://www.airforums.com/forums/f185...b-50967-2.html

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On our vista views, I cut what was left of the gray gasket out and used vulkum on both sides of the glass to seal it. The vulkum ends up looking like the original gray gasket. Pic 1 in post 16 shows an "after." http://www.airforums.com/forums/f185...b-50967-2.html

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Thanks, Chris. You did a great job. Did you use painters tape to make the caulking look that neat?
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Thanks, Chris. You did a great job. Did you use painters tape to make the caulking look that neat?
Nope. I tried that on the first window, and ended up with more of a mess than I bargained for. So, after that, I was just careful with how I put it on, taking it slow and using the tip of the nozzle to give me a clean line on the window glass. I then used a razor blade to cut the vulkum at that line and scrape the excess off the glass.
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Nope. I tried that on the first window, and ended up with more of a mess than I bargained for. So, after that, I was just careful with how I put it on, taking it slow and using the tip of the nozzle to give me a clean line on the window glass. I then used a razor blade to cut the vulkum at that line and scrape the excess off the glass.
You did a great job. Thanks.
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