Best Sealant To Use To Refit Seitze Window

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by Masman, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Masman

    Masman Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    188
    Location:
    south yorkshire
    What would you recommend to reseal window.I have used Carafax non drying sealant IDL 99 for fridge vents before.But thought I would get a bit of advice first.I know about Sikaflex.But not sure which one to get.Any advice appreciated(y)
     
  2. rosalan

    rosalan Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2013
    Messages:
    784
    Likes Received:
    680
    Location:
    Beds
    If you have a good dealer who carries out this type of work, it may be worth asking which their favourite sealant is and they may stock it.
    The problem I have with the non-setting type, is that over the years it oozes out leaving black dirt stuck around the edges.
    Alan
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Masman

    Masman Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    188
    Location:
    south yorkshire
    Bump
     
  4. iandsm

    iandsm Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,542
    Likes Received:
    2,703
    Location:
    Suffolk
  5. Cossieg

    Cossieg Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    188
    Likes Received:
    87
    Location:
    Yate for the summer!
    Have a look at Dekaseal 8936, my local place swears by it.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. tonyidle

    tonyidle Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    2,868
    Likes Received:
    2,687
    Location:
    Kendal, Cumbria
    A major consideration is permanence. Anything installed with the type of Sikaflex normally used for solar panel and sat dome mounting is fixed and sealed permanently to all intent. It can be removed but not very easily (no solvent has any effect). Windows and vents might need to be removed and can be permanently sealed with a butyl mastic. I've had great success with the type sold in rolls of different widths by most caravan / motorhome dealers.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    I agree with @tonyidle .. either a non setting mastic, like IDL 99 Carafax or mastic on a roll..which is easier and cleaner to apply .

    it also allows the window or vent to expand and contract.. without cracking the joint..
     
    • Like Like x 2
Loading...

Share This Page