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If you used a silicone-caulk/sealant, then you're going to have to sand the gelcoat to get rid of the silicone contaminants. Washing or cleaning with solvent isn't really sufficient, and anything else you use will have trouble bonding properly unless you sand the area.

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Thanks, I reset the windows when I bought it 4 Years ago but it may be leaking again. I was just surprised that with a new tarp over the window it would leak and if so that the blisters would be even with and forward of the window. I thought it would blister below the ledge. There was a damp water mark on the cushion below the window so it must be leaking again near the top of the window. I used a G.E. Sealant(Ultraseal) and not a butyl window gasket. That was after making the mistake of using silicone sealant and having it leak like a sieve. Sometimes it doesn't pay to take the cheaper,easy fix.

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