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Old 12-04-2010, 06:29 AM   #1
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Leaky Windows?? 13 Scamp

Hi all, in our refit of our 1983 13' Scamp I replaced the old gasket in the front and rear plexiglass windows. I was pretty sure they were leaking before I replaced the gaskets. Now after a couple of days of rain I notice water inside again. Do these windows usually leak? Should I have used some sort of sealent with the gasket?
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:53 AM   #2
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Well that's got to be aggravating!

I don't believe you are supposed to use sealant with this type of gasket, except for a small dab at the seam where the ends meet (have you sealed that bit?).

The only other things that come to mind are whether the window and shell were clean and prepped (denatured alcohol, acetone, etc.), and/or whether there was any silicone residue from before that might be interfering, and;

Do the gasket lip sizes correspond properly with your shell and window thicknesses? For example on the C. R. Laurence site they show that you can get the gasket with many different "gap" sizes for various thicknesses of shell and various thicknesses of window.

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Oh, and.... did you put the bead (locking strip) in? I know that is probably totally obvious, but I figured I had better ask in the interest of thoroughness.

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