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Old 04-12-2021, 01:16 PM   #1
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Fix for gluing metal frame to sliding window

Hi, My Hehr sliding window has a vertical aluminum frame that has separated from the window. It is used as a handle to slide the window open and is not attached to any aluminum framing at the bottom or top of the window.

Well the last time I tried to open the window this vertical aluminum piece separated from the glass window. The good folks at Hehr had no suggestions for me but would be very happy to sell me a new window.

Im thinking thats pretty silly. Can anyone suggest the best glue to use for a glass aluminum bond?

Thanks much!
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Many glass shower enclosures, including "frameless" adhere glass to alum using a recommended silicone (not sure of mfg #?) that is a better adhesive than simple silicone caulk and they use a primer to enhance the bond. Check with a shower mfg / installer for more info.
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Goop Marine will make a permanent repair. Getting harder to find lately but Amazon has pl.enty. Its clear and waterproof
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Aquarium silicone does amazing things, just don't expect to re-use the tube in 6 months. I know most silicone gets a bad rap with RVs, I'm not a huge fan either .
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This is probably the one application where I would suggest silicone on an RV. I don't think you need anything special just a high quality silicone, marine grade would likely be very good. I can tell you that I just removed some windows installed in one of my apartments when it was built in 1965 or so and there was silicone that was still sticking to aluminum and glass. Good luck.
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Thanks all, I actually have some goop in the garage. I think it’s shoe goop so I may check into the marine version. Yeah, I try to avoid silicon as well.
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You do want "adhesive" in the silicone product description...
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