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Rebedding leaking lexan ports

Any suggestions for getting the ports out in the first place? Mine leak, but they seem firmly in place.
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Rebedding leaking lexan ports

There is a product called "release" which, when applied to old caulk, tends to help it come off. Appears to be at least somewhat effective on silicone and polysulfide. There is another liquid for polyurethanes (5200 and 4200), called "debond". Available in WM. Not perfect, but it does help. OTOH, when I replaced (not "rebedded", but "replaced") my plastic portlights, I literally cut them in pieces and cut them out of the fiberglass with a reciprocating saw--would have been 10 years getting them out any other way--but of course the plastic portlights were then just small pieces and not reusable.
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Rebedding leaking lexan ports

We got a flexible lenght of braided wire fed up through one of the leaking areas. Used it like a cable saw. Just wrap each end about a piece of wood dowel, with one person above and one below. Saw away and it follows the opening.

Worked well to remove 6 large deadlights.
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