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Old 08-30-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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Window maintenance?

Looking for some advice on window re-sealing, I am used to tin construction where I always used butyl tape and proflex I've added a picture but on my Winnebago Brave it looks like some type of gasket was used. Although its not leaking now I want it to stay that way, should I be looking to replace these factory gaskets or using otherwise thank you everyone for the help
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:58 PM   #2
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Window maintenance

I used Lexel caulk to seal around our RV windows. It was purchased at ACE hardware. Can also be bought at Lowes or on line.
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I'd leave them alone until you've got a problem. I think you're asking for trouble messing with them when there's nothing wrong with them.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:48 AM   #4
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Winnebago has used the black butyl tape for years. I can't really tell looking at the picture but it appears to have tape pushed out from behind the frame.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:04 PM   #5
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I'd leave them alone until you've got a problem. I think you're asking for trouble messing with them when there's nothing wrong with them.


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I totally agree but this is an 18 year old coach that it looks as if the windows have never been touched I guess it reverts back to my original statement that I have only had stick and tin construction till now where you are constantly having to check the windows and doors for any cracking in the butyl tape and sealant due to flexing, I live basicly in a rain forest up here in Canada and have had problems in the past with moisture getting in and as this coach seems very dry and damage free my wife would like to keep it that way, normally I would trim the excess you see in the pic mask and proflex the windows but not sure if I should do that as the gasket material there seems to be a bit more of a rubber then a putty.... Help please :S
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The butyl tape is a stretchy rubbery material. If you want to do it right you will need to remove the windows and replace the tape.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:44 PM   #8
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If it is a butyl putty, trim it. Heck, trim it anyway, no big deal. Then just Proflex or Sikaflex 221 over it.
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