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|12-09-2008 10:10 PM|
Follow this link to a tech sheet on Sabre's site. it will show you how to rebed the lexan into the aluminum frame and then how to use a combo of Butyl tape and caulking. Even if you don't have a Sabre, most of these frames are similar.
I just completed this project, it came out great and I have a dry boat, at least for now.
After removing the interior screws, I used a dull putty knife and a razor knife to separate the frame from the boat and a lot of rubbing to remove whatever the last person used to caulk the window in. It is important to have a clean surface before you add the tape. One other thing, be sure to put painters masking tape around the opening before you add the caulking, it really makes clean up a lot easier.
|12-09-2008 09:55 PM|
|jrd22||David is right, McClendons in Renton has it, just picked up a role today. It's in weatherstripping section, they have gray and black.|
|12-09-2008 03:50 PM|
|baboon||I anxiously await the day it is hot enough in Seattle to melt butyl tape. Most August days you would have trouble getting butter to melt around here.|
|12-09-2008 11:41 AM|
|timebandit||Ya'all do know of course that in high heat (southern California)of a closed car that it may melt and make an mess.|
|12-09-2008 05:48 AM|
|floatsome||Glass installation shops carry it.|
|12-08-2008 11:47 AM|
|Wayne25||Also try your local heating and air conditioning supply house. Its used to mate flanges on high pressure duct work.|
|12-08-2008 11:26 AM|
|baboon||Thanks for the info. Unfortunately it is a true leak, I can see where the caulk has failed. I will check into the local places to buy the tape. Perhaps I can heat the tape to keep it flexible while using it. As long as I am taking the port apart I will probably replace the plastic and barrel bolts.|
|12-07-2008 11:17 PM|
Noticed some at McLendon's hardware, which has just about everything.
|12-07-2008 09:38 PM|
|Capnblu||You can get butyl at any glass shop.|
|12-07-2008 09:11 PM|
|erps||Maybe the wet cushion was from the condensate melting off your ports from that freeze we had earlier this week? I would confirm the source of the wet cushions first because I'm a big believer in "if it's not broke, don't fix it" school of thought.|
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