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Best gloop for fixing in a frameless window?

One of the windows on my boat leaks, a PO had used what looks like normal clear silicone and it's breaking down. I did some searching on here and couldn't come up with anything conclusive to indicate the best substance to use to re-glue the window.
I obviously know that I have to ping the window out, clean it all up and then fix it back in, but what should I use to fix it in? These are frameless windows so needs to be an actual adhesive rather than the wonder of butyl tape.

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5200 would be my first guess.


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5200 would be my first guess.
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I think what you're looking for is 3M 795

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Dow 795 or 739 are designed for glazing without fasteners. They are used on office towers to hold the glass on.

Do not use 5200.

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oops sorry, mitiempo is correct, it's Dow not 3M

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Thanks folks, I will attempt to find some Dow 795, and a few sunny days. Not sure which is going to be harder to find up this way!

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3M Ultra Glaze worked on the frameless windows in my 24 C&C. Drawback, it is gooey and black. Good points, it is pliable and long lasting. Good luck!
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Seems no-one round here sells the Dow stuff. Anyone tried King Kaulk for something like this?

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I actually had to do a quick patch a month or two ago on one of my ports. I used butyl (because that's what I had on hand.) Rolled out a thick roll and pressed the glass into it. Still holding after a couple months and several heavy rain showers. Think I'll just leave it and see how it holds up. We haven't had any hot weather yet and I think if there is a failure, it will be from hot weather.

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Not sure what is in the recommeded products, but use a silicone caulk. Polysulfide and some of the others do not seal well on the plastic window. Chased a leak for most of a season before someone clued me in.
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