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Posted: 06/03/21 11:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BobsYourUncle wrote:

Great!
Good luck with the re-install.
It should go in easily.
Let us know how it turns out.

Thanks for your help on this Bob (and everyone else).
I can’t believe how easy it went in. [emoticon] Obviously it was glued in there from age. I notice that there are a series of vertical distortions in this glass when viewed at an angle. Would this be a defect that could affect it’s structural integrity? I can live with the optics of it. Tint looks right on!
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Also, what type of caulking would I use to reseal the ends of this moulding?
Thanks in advance!
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Looks good, nice work!

It is common for tempered glass, even basic float, to show some wavyness like that. I have seen it often in my years of glass work. Nothing to worry about. The glass is quite thin, heat treating to temper it could contribute to that as well. It is structurally sound.

As for the sealant, first and foremost NO silicone!

I would get a tube of Dicor non sagging. There is self leveling, which will flow and run out. There is non leveling, which is more suited for vertical areas. Clean up the old stuff thoroughly before applying. Wipe the area down with a bit of acetone to clean it.
But caution, only a light wipe if you use acetone. It will remove paint.

If you caulk it when it is cooler out, there is less chance of it sagging.


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GMH wrote:

Well I get my window back tomorrow. I hope it goes back in relatively easy. I will use some windex for lube.


That will do the trick!!!


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Dicor is just a brand name correct? Any non levelling silicone free exterior caulk should work just fine I’m guessing?

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GMH wrote:

Dicor is just a brand name correct? Any non levelling silicone free exterior caulk should work just fine I’m guessing?

Dicor is a well known brand of sealant used widely in the RV industry. I buy it at an RV parts department.
But no silicone!! Silicone is the worst thing you can use on the outside of an RV.
Yes, there are others that would work, but I prefer the right stuff.
Should be easy enough to get some Dicor. [emoticon]

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I’ll call around tomorrow. The nearest place to me has some other brand.

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