Sealing Windscreen rubbers.

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by Wildman, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

    May 30, 2008
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    Ilfracombe, Devon
    Windscreen Sealant, what do you use, what does the trade use. Glassfiber bodied van and the screen seal is leaking. In the past I have noticed that even in a hot summer the water behind the leaking seal remains so is the sealant that will work underwater and bond the rubber to the fiberglass or does the windscreen have to come out.
  2. Terry

    Terry Funster

    Dec 27, 2007
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    South yorks
    Hi Roger, try decorators caulk it will take a few days to set but is water soluble so will stick :thumb:
  3. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Dec 5, 2008
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    Well, windscreen sealant. It's a bit like black Bostik.

    Though I may be out of touch these days.
  4. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

    Jan 5, 2008
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    East Sussex 01-580-881288
    I have used a black sealant on the boat but this MAY work as well,

    In vehicles, old and new
    Capt. Tolley is especially handy for owners of cars and recreational vehicles, such as campervans and caravans.

    It’s great at sealing window and windscreens surrounds, rivet holes, aluminium trim, gullies and skylights.
    Vintage and veteran car enthusiasts have welcomed the product with enthusiasm.
    On boats
    Capt. Tolley was originally invented for boats so it’s no surprise that it excels in this area.

    It’s very effective for fixing leaking windows, porthole surrounds, portlights, decks, coach roofs and centreboard casings.
    And it’s ideal for sealing around stressed items such as deck fittings.
    It's quick and easy to applyThere's no need to remove old sealants.
    You just apply the sealant along the line of a crack or joint until no more is absorbed.
    It saves time and effort
    As the sealant can penetrate deep into structures, there is no need to take items apart or put them back together again.

    It’s waterbased and non-toxic
    The sealant is safe to use and, unlike other products, it can be applied to cracks even when they are slightly damp.
    Capt. Tolley’s Creeping Crack Cure is a one-part water-based acrylic co-polymer penetrating sealant
    It works with most materials
    The sealant can be applied safely to most materials, including polystyrene.

    It cures within 24 hours
    The exposed edges of the sealant dry first; the sealant in the interior takes longer. Normally a seal is made within 24 hours.

    It accomodates movement when dry
    The sealant forms a strong flexible bond that can accommodate a small degree of structural movement.

    It can be painted over
    When dry the sealant is transparent but it can be painted over succesfully as so little of the sealant is exposed to the surface


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