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Old 01-06-2016, 04:54 PM   #1
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Window sealing for a 77 Safari

When I look at my window frames where they meet the exterior skin, in places there seems to be a slight gap or space between the riveted frame and the skin. It looks like there is some black material in this gap. In other spots along the same frame, the frame appears to sit flush against the exterior skin. Is there a gasket between the riveted window frame and the exterior skin or is the black I am seeing just a buildup of sealant and dirt? From what I have read on the forums I would think that I should be resealing those spaces and along the edges where they fit flush with a sealant like parbond? If it would clarify, I can take a picture of this and add it to this post tomorrow.
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Pictures would be great! They always help.
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There is a foam gasket between the window frame and the exterior skin. over time this gasket starts to fail. See my thread below for how I fixed this problem, it starts at post 427 my thread.
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Thanks Aero, when you reinstalled did you use any sealant between frame and exterior skin? Post 427 doesn't say. I'm not sure I want to pop all my windows out as I am pretty sure they are all similar. That might be next winter's plan. I haven't had any trouble with leakage since I have had the unit. I am in the early stages of polishing the exterior and recaulking where necessary. Lorry
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:29 PM   #5
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Never mind Aero, I just read further into that thread where you explain that you used aircraft fuel tank sealant in place of all that type of oem gasket... thanks again.
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