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Candapack

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Used duck tape to identify source of leak, then temporarily stop it.
Q1- what is best to remove the remnants of the tape?
Q2 - will be using Sikaflex 221 to repair, do I need to remove the window and all the old sealant? It's a coach built.
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Hi get some kind of solvent to remove duck tape glue then simply mask up about 2 mm around the window and van side -simply wet finger to smooth sealant and the remove masking tape -job done in less than 5 mins -Of course there are those who like to take out the window and make a couple of hours of work removing the inner blind to get the outside window out clean it all up and then stick it all in place -(forget about buying new sealing rubber ) like it had in the first place, then claim to have done the job properly :D
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Hi get some kind of solvent to remove duck tape glue then simply mask up about 2 mm around the window and van side -simply wet finger to smooth sealant and the remove masking tape -job done in less than 5 mins -Of course there are those who like to take out the window and make a couple of hours of work removing the inner blind to get the outside window out clean it all up and then stick it all in place -(forget about buying new sealing rubber ) like it had in the first place, then claim to have done the job properly :D
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I must admit, I would have the window out, just to see how much sealant was there and to slag off the manufacturers!

I had to do a rooflight last month, Chausson are useless!::bigsmile:

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Used duck tape to identify source of leak, then temporarily stop it.
Q1- what is best to remove the remnants of the tape?
Q2 - will be using Sikaflex 221 to repair, do I need to remove the window and all the old sealant? It's a coach built.
Thanks,
Use butyl mastic off the roll - it stays soft and will not allow future leaks. If you use Sikaflex the window is effectively permanently attached to the van - which will be a big problem if you ever need to remove it. And I would remove the window to do the job properly.
 
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Thanks. Don't really want to remove window, but I'll give it some thought.
Duck tape working meantime. (y)
 

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Windows come with just a rubber bubble gasket that simply squashes to the van -hence no one ever replaces it usually a simple squirt of sealant and stick it back in :) yes Tony butyl mastic off the roll is easy and best suited (y)-some manufacturers use this as well as the rubber ;)
The old GP mastic in the tube is very good as well (y) I usually use the rubber gasket and butyl then go around the outside as well -that way you can see if the outer sealant lets go and re do it before anything leaks -or frost gets in any small gap and forces the window out/=leak:D Then again I am quite good and neat with masking tape and sealant ;)
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Terry

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Forgot to say you can cut through Sikaflex type sealants with a sharpened paper scraper fairly easy so not a permanent fix or if it was it would never leak :D unfortunately sikaflex does not like to stick to some kinds of plastic and lets go after a while
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