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Old 12-21-2017, 10:40 PM   #1
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Motorhome windshield seal

I have a question regarding the windshield seal on everyone's classic motorhomes. The previous owner has smeared what looks to be black silicone in the crack where the front window/window rubber meet the curved fixed side window and its aluminum trim.

I had cleaned it out and removed all the sealant in the summer thinking that the windshield rubber would do its job on its own against the frame/skin but I'm wondering if there was some sort of sealant in there from factory or what have others done in that spot. I don't have a picture at the moment and I ask because when lifting the bottom corner of the front windshield the fitment and overlap of the windshield rubber onto the skin is poor and I'm getting water intrusion around that area.

I'm also wondering what others have done in general on the top edge and in fact all edges where the windshield rubber meets the skin? 3m glazing putty, urethane, skikaflex, or let the rubber do its job.
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Old 12-22-2017, 05:09 AM   #2
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Peter H Airstreamer did a successful resealed on his Moho quite a while back, and posted a detailed thread on his method.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f160...ant-95650.html


Hope that helps.
Thanks for the good info Peter.

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Old 12-22-2017, 01:45 PM   #3
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Thank you, I do remember reading about that when I first got the rig and it's probably the method I prefer as the glazing putty seems to not bond itself permanently to the hard to find windshield seal yet fills in the voids from imperfections of the skin to rubber connection. Re reading I see I even commented on his post. I didn't ever find the sika product but I did find the 3m glazing and bedding compound on Amazon that looks similar so I think I'm going to give it a shot.

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/3M-Auto-Bedding-and-Glazing-Compound/?N=5002385+3293194048&rt=rud

Thanks for your help!


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Peter H Airstreamer did a successful resealed on his Moho quite a while back, and posted a detailed thread on his method.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f160...ant-95650.html


Hope that helps.
Thanks for the good info Peter.

Cheers Richard
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:39 PM   #4
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proven technique for sealing the windshield in classic MH

I had real good results with the 3M product. Look at post 46 in this thread. HELP: Windshield leaks
Best of Luck, Greg

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f310...ks-144002.html
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