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Old 10-19-2021, 06:40 PM   #1
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Window seals

At some point on these forums I read a way to get window seals stretchet back out. Does anyone remember what the trick was? It seemed you could soak them in somthing.
I have 2 that have shrunk over the past 19yrs, but are in good shape besides that.
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I had mine out completely to re-seal the glass to the frame ; for a water leak .

Soaking in a bucket of hot water got them back in ; BUT ; shrinkage left an end gap , that I filled with black silicone .

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If you buy new you have to try to not stretch it at all as you install it . Actually try to force as much in as you can as you work your way around. Leave extra and let it relax for a day or two ,try to push more material in before splicing .
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Thanks for the info. I think 303 is what someone soaked them in to get them expanded again. I think I will get some and try that before replacing them.
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Old 10-20-2021, 07:09 PM   #5
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I'd replace them.
I believe the trick was to cut the seal then tuck into the corners and add a new piece, in the void. Being cheap may turn on to be the most expensive.
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