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Old 09-06-2003, 10:22 AM   #1
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Using Goop? & gaskets

Need Help! I have the 66 curved Corning glass windows which have a funky way to stay in.
Has anyone ever tried RV Goop (sold at Home Depot) to keep them in??
Andy from inlandrv said AS used silicone sealant but that just doesn't seem like it'll keep them in. I don't know.

Also, how do you get the old gaskets off? Mine are so hard and stuck it'll be a beast to get them off - but with what? This is the weekend project this weekend - putting on new gaskets.

Reply soon - need help ASAP!!!

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Old 09-06-2003, 08:09 PM   #2
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Goop is great stuff, however it is really hard to remove once it is set. Silcone stays more flexable than Goop, expecially over time. I guess it is a matter of preferance. If silcone dosen't work for you, what do you have to loose.
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Old 09-07-2003, 09:03 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info on Goop. I got both - I'm thinking the silicone might be better since the trailer bounces around and such. I just sure don't want those windows to bounce out!

Yesterday it took me 6 hours to get one 17" window gasket and left over adhesive and both doors (screen and regular) gaskets off. Haven't gotten to the regular door to get the adhesive off yet - but there was moss growing in the gasket!!

I did manage to get the new gasket on the screen door but don't think I pulled it thin enough because it balks at shutting a little - oh well - it's on and it's staying! Repair and learn is the motto here.

Now - Need to get this done before it rains this Thurs or so.when putting on gaskets on the window and door am I supposed to pull it taught too?

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We found Permatex's Gasket Remover worked well at softening old sealants for removal...it's available @ Pep Boys, Auto Zone, Kragen type stores and probably Wal-Mart.

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Old 09-07-2003, 09:32 AM   #5
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Shari,

Did you pull taught the gaskets when you reinstalled?

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