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Re: Rebeddding/glazing hatch windows
When I replaced the hatch plastic I used the silicone that the auto industry uses to install windshields. ( Sorry I forgot where I found it) That was two years ago and it still looks good and does not leak. I know sailboat owners do not like to use silicone but it worked well for me.
That's not the kind of silicone sealer that everyone complains about. The windshield sealer is more like Dow 795 - it is extremely adhesive and has to be because windshields are structural components in cars now, not just caulked windows like they were in the past.
"Silicone" covers a lot of ground depending on the additives - it's not all bathtub caulk.
If it smells strongly of vinegar (acetic acid) don't use it.
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