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Old 03-11-2009, 07:56 AM   #1
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Windshield sealant?

With the rains of late, I've noticed water streaming down on the inside of my windshield. I've removed the interior trim surrounding the upper part of the windshield and can see that the water is entering between the glass and sealant. I'm not sure what product to use to redo the sealant and if I should dig out the existing or simply go over what's there. Any advice?

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Old 03-11-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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Here is a link http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/windowleak.html that may help if you leave window in place.

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Old 03-12-2009, 09:07 AM   #3
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Thanks very much for the link. Spells out exactly what I need to do.
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Old 03-21-2009, 11:01 PM   #4
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Go to an automotive glass shop, they have a special caulking gun with a flat nozzle that slides in behind the gasket to inject sealer. I had to have this done several years ago because I was have the same problem. It cost me $10 and took about 20 minutes, quick and easy, and it never leaked again. Just a suggestion if you don't want to spend a lot of time. Good luck and Happy RVing.
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Many Winnebago owners have found windshield leaks due to rusting of the metal frame that the windshields are glued to. I had a dealer repair mine a couple of years ago ...and that was a very expensive and time consuming disaster to put it bluntly. I believe the source of the water was a leaking clearance lamp, which the dealer did a very sorry job of repairing (not to mention the sorry job they did of replacing the windshields and the mess they left of the wipers, etc. Next time I have a problem, I will use Permatex Silicone Flowable Windshield & Glass Sealer, available at most auto parts stores. The rubber on the outside of the windshield pops into a channel that is secured with double-sided tape (a pretty sorry setup). I would remove the rubber, apply the flowable sealant where needed, then re-install the exterior rubber as required.
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