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Old 11-08-2016, 01:30 PM   #1
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Window seal - Winne

My winne needs seal on a few of the windows (see below). Winne doesn't have the windows in their seal spec sheet, which is weird. What do you recommend (07, Adventurer)?
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Old 11-09-2016, 06:07 PM   #2
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Old 11-09-2016, 07:57 PM   #3
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I am thinking this is the butyl tape that is under the window that is squeezing out over time. I think the only thing to do is take the window out and replace the tape over time. I'm hoping someone who really knows this will add their comments. It really takes away from the looks when it does this, and there is no easy way to clean it up. I don't think adding sealant to the side of the window is the solution.
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I have looked at all the sealant call outs, and they are only for the roof area, as you said. Looking at the window installation - looks like the window is installed with only butyl tape/ribbon as a seal - this maybe what you are seeing (can't tell from the photo). May want to contact Winnebago for a definitive answer. I am sure any non- silicon RTV sealant should work - just a matter of color. Do you have any leakage around the window?
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:11 PM   #5
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I have looked at all the sealant call outs, and they are only for the roof area, as you said. Looking at the window installation - looks like the window is installed with only butyl tape/ribbon as a seal - this maybe what you are seeing (can't tell from the photo). May want to contact Winnebago for a definitive answer. I am sure any non- silicon RTV sealant should work - just a matter of color. Do you have any leakage around the window?
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No leakage, was just thing "preventative".
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You are correct. There is nothing on the callout sheet for this item. I just got through doing all my windows, door and rear ladder mounts that were in the exact condition as yours and asked the same question about a month ago so here is the conclusion and the procedure that I used and it worked great.

1) Buy some plastic razor blades. They come in different hardness/stiffness. I used the yellow ones. Can get on Amazon.

2) Buy an 2 empty spray bottles where they sell mops & household cleaning supplies @ Home Depot an fill one with mineral spirits (MS) & the other with regular alcohol (RA) bought at Walgreens

3) Spray some of the mineral spirits around that old gooey stuff around the windows with MS and that softens that old material. Then use the razor blade to cut and remove old material. Then use a toothbrush & MS to clean down in the molding groove. Wipe clean with more MS and rag. After the window is entirely clean of the old gooey stuff, spray RA all round the window edge to clean and remove any residue and film of MS.

4) Then...using blue painters tape—also @ Home Depot—tape around the entire inside of the black window molding—just barely to the edge. Then tape around the entire outside of the window—on the fiberglass—with more tape leaving around a 1/4" gap between the edge of the window molding and the fiberglass. Then using a caulk gun & Clear Proflex caulking, place a small bead of Proflex around the entire window. Wet your finger with a little MS and gently smooth out the caulking bead. Let the Proflex firm up just a little bit for an hour or two, then remove the tape on both sides before the caulking completely hardens. This will a produce a nice clean line of Clear Proflex and all that black goo is gone. Then let it fully cure. Time to do each window approx. 30-45 minutes.
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You are correct. There is nothing on the callout sheet for this item. I just got through doing all my windows, door and rear ladder mounts that were in the exact condition as yours and asked the same question about a month ago so here is the conclusion and the procedure that I used and it worked great.

1) Buy some plastic razor blades. They come in different hardness/stiffness. I used the yellow ones. Can get on Amazon.

2) Buy an 2 empty spray bottles where they sell mops & household cleaning supplies @ Home Depot an fill one with mineral spirits (MS) & the other with regular alcohol (RA) bought at Walgreens

3) Spray some of the mineral spirits around that old gooey stuff around the windows with MS and that softens that old material. Then use the razor blade to cut and remove old material. Then use a toothbrush & MS to clean down in the molding groove. Wipe clean with more MS and rag. After the window is entirely clean of the old gooey stuff, spray RA all round the window edge to clean and remove any residue and film of MS.

4) Then...using blue painters tape—also @ Home Depot—tape around the entire inside of the black window molding—just barely to the edge. Then tape around the entire outside of the window—on the fiberglass—with more tape leaving around a 1/4" gap between the edge of the window molding and the fiberglass. Then using a caulk gun & Clear Proflex caulking, place a small bead of Proflex around the entire window. Wet your finger with a little MS and gently smooth out the caulking bead. Let the Proflex firm up just a little bit for an hour or two, then remove the tape on both sides before the caulking completely hardens. This will a produce a nice clean line of Clear Proflex and all that black goo is gone. Then let it fully cure. Time to do each window approx. 30-45 minutes.
Wow, thank you! Did you buy this https://www.amazon.com/Flexible-Elas...flex+caulking?
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No. Not sure if what you posted is the same thing but what I bought was this.
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