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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Re: Replacing windows by adhesive & Butyl tape?
Some friends of ours replaced their windows using 3M VHB tape and were quite pleased with the results--for a short while. Then they began to experience separation and leakage at several locations and that, unfortunately, at sea while en route to Trinidad.
If you are in an area with very high temperatures for long during the year, the adhesive evidently doesn't hold up. Our friends ended up having to drill the new windows to take the barrel bolts and exterior frames the original windows were fitted with to finally defeat their leakage problems.
"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."