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Old 05-28-2022, 08:54 AM   #1
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Window sealer (rubber) loose

What's the best course of action to address the rubber seal coming out at a corner? Aside from the correct choice of completely replacing the rubber all the way around the window.

Is there something like silicone I can put in that space to seal it. We've seen no leakage on the inside...yet.

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The way my window works is the rubber glazing holds the window glass in place but does not create a seal. The seal is on the inner edge of the frame where there is butyl tape between the glass and frame.
I think you can fix it with new glazing or non-sag dicor but it is more or less cosmetic.
Mine kept filling the area with water and growing moss. I added a stick on drip strip over the window and the problem went away.
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Old 05-28-2022, 09:52 AM   #3
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The whitening of the rubber indicates the UV protection is breaking down and the rubber is stiffening and shrinking .

The glass is sealed ( glued ) to the frame on the inside , this rubber is to shed water from the outside of the glass over the frame to keep water and dirt from collecting in the frame lip .

Available in bulk lengths , put in hot water to make it more flexible prior to install .

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Old 05-28-2022, 10:08 AM   #4
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I remove the rubber, wash the rubber and use a conditioner and clean the area that the rubber fit in to. Then put the rubber back in making sure that I get the corners in tight. Easy process and no sealer to mess with.
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Old 05-28-2022, 10:14 AM   #5
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I see from your photo your window frames have proper drains for any water that does happen to make it past this rubber .
Two of the stationary windows on my coach did not have the drains ; water collected in the frame , and when the sun got to warming things up , the hot water destroyed the window seal and water got inside .

The seal ( butyl) was so compromised that the glass was floating around in the frame with only the rubber holding it in place . A member with a coach similar to mine had the entry door glass blow out at highway speed probably due to the same situation .
So it's very important to keep dirt or sealant out of the frame trough and drains so any water gets out of the frame .
Picture shows a post-it note through the sealant, prior to glass removal and resealing.
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