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Old 04-20-2007, 08:21 AM   #1
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Glass to window frame sealant

I searched the forums on sealing but I still have a quick question on sealing.
I need to replace the cauld that is up against the glass and the window frame on my 1981 trailer.
Question 1: Is this a job for VulKcem and a syringe or the Parrbond sealant?

Question 2: For sealing around the window frame I plan to use the Vulkem. Is this correct?


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Old 04-21-2007, 07:12 AM   #2
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" Question 2: For sealing around the window frame I plan to use the Vulkem. Is this correct?"

I just ordered 4 tubes of Acryl-R which from what I understand is the way to go to seal the window frame
to exterior skin seam.

Window to frame I am unsure of.......

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Old 04-21-2007, 08:11 AM   #3
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What I did for glass to window frame was use a razor knife to cut the old ragged gray seal back, then taped the glass and frame and used Vulkem. You can use Vulkem or Sikaflex interchangeably. My understanding is that Acryl-R is for smaller cracks. However I bought a new Vista View from Airstream that leaked between the glass and the frame and they suggested using the Acryl-R to seal it up. (QC is still an issue... ) Someone here has taken a window apart and rebuilt it using a black seal to replace the gray stuff, this is an involved process and not for the faint of heart!

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Old 04-21-2007, 10:33 AM   #4
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Another vulkem like product (polyurethane) is 3M marine adhesive sealant. It comes in caulking gun tubes and comes in three colors: white, black, and tan. Product # is 5100. It's expensive (@$15 a tube). It takes several days to set up but makes an impressive bond. Its surface finish is like the silicone sealants (shiny) but it is much stronger. A fast setting variety is also available. Well worth the investment to play with a tube. Like vulkem, cleanup is with mineral spirits.
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