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Old 08-18-2014, 06:33 AM   #15
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So why does Scamp use it? My windows outside are all sealed with silicone. No changes from prior owner. I notice that the silicone is peeling in the FG itself, Ok on window frames. I've heard people mention pro flex sealant.

My trailer is a 2012, no leaks. Does one get rid if that with a razor blade scraper now, or let sleeping dogs lie?


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Old 08-18-2014, 06:37 AM   #16
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Wendy, Scamp isn't the only all molded towble manufacturer to use it. Casita uses it by the boatload. All I can say is it's cheap and typically provides a leak-free environment during the time of warranty. But as an asset OWNER, we're all looking for something that works longer term. The biggest problem is folks who blob more silicone over the top of old silicone and that can turn a temporary solution into a permanent problem.

As an aside, my 1988 16' Scamp doesn't have silicone skimming the windows from the factory and I'm GLAD.
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:44 AM   #17
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They must have went the cheap and cheerful route after 88'! For future reference, I'll try pro flex. Does it come in clear? Aside from razoring off trailer and up to and over edge if window frame, do you need to dig the blade deeply into little teeny space between frame and FG?


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Wendy, if your windows aren't leaking... leave them alone. There will come a time you'll need to remove all the silicone. The best thing (IMHO) is a plastic knife. Never metal as you may accidental gouge the gelcoat. To get the window out, after you've gotten as much silicone off as possible, take a long piece of week wacker line, twist two sticks.. one over each end and do the garrote method (saw through the silicone between the body and window frame). Weed wacker line won't hurt the gelcoat.
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Thanks Donna. But I don't actually have to take window OUT right? Just to get silicone out from that space?

Ok, weed wackier line, tied to two sticks or aluminum tubes and saw away, top sides bottom. Then the proflex.

What do you do to keep all this great info at your fingertips? I was copy pasting threads into an ms word doc, but it's miles of pages long now!

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