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I just did mine. Here is how it turned out. I used clear silicone to seal them. I know you can't use polysulfide (3M 101). I am not sure if life caulk is a polysulfide of a hybrid. I know many will say no silicone on a boat. Others say it's ok for windows only. I used 3M 101 for everything else.
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How thick are the windows? What did you use for bolts/screws to hold them in? What did you do on the inside?
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I used 1/4" clear lexan I had laying around. I put the automotive tint film on the inside to darken it. I masked off the outer one inch on the inside and painted that flat black. I used 6/32 x 3/4" SS bolts to fasten them. I didn't do anything on the inside. They look ok, but since I used old lexan they have some scratches on them. Good enough for the girls I date.

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How long have you had the tint on them? I read somewhere that you couldn't tint lexan as it outgasses and you end up with bubbles under the tint. Have you experienced that?

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Not yet, but I just tinted them this past winter. I will let you know.

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