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Old 11-05-2015, 07:48 PM   #1
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Windshield Gasket Coming Loose Advice (Pic)

Thanks for taking the time to read my message. I have noticed about once a month water dropping from the top of my windshield. After checking all my seals on the roof I remembered this problem and I believe I found the problem (Picture Below) I have dicor in my bag of sealants along with other goodies. My question is is there a specific brand of sealant I need to use for this? Or can I just use dicor to seal it. My windshield will need to be replaced sooner or later due to a few rock chips. Any thoughts would be appreciated!


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I wouldn't recommend a silicon caulk. It might work for a while, but it's been my experience it always fails and is very hard to remove or get anything else to seal where it has been.

A liquid butyl rubber sealant is probably the best and used by professionals.

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Old 11-06-2015, 05:00 AM   #3
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Bob is spot on about his suggestions, avoid silicon caulk.
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I hate to ask a dumb question but what make/model rig are we talking about? My Winnebago Journey gasket is held in with clips and the WS is installed like a car.
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I had a similar issue. I took the advice of a windshield expert and used 3M Urethane Windshield Adhesive. It is sold in full size caulking tubes at Auto Zone. At $25 a tube, it's expensive, but it's great stuff.

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You might try Capt Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure. I've never used it so don't know how good it works.

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Call a few glass places to see if there are any that you can drive to that can seal it for you.

They do this all day and either have the stuff in bulk or may have a partial tube that you could buy or they may seal it properly for a fair price.

Be sure to offer to send the attached photo as well as make and model.
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Where do you live? Some states don't allow insurance companies to charge a deductible on glass damage . . . Kentucky for sure, I think New York and Washington State, but I may be wrong on the last two. I think there are a few others. If any of the chips start to "star" or crack, you could get a new windshield for "free". Well, you'll pay for it eventually in your premiums, but you know what I mean. When they install the new windshield or windshields, they SHOULD remove, inspect, and reseal the seal.
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