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Old 08-10-2018, 06:13 AM   #1
Rothe23
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Checking window seals

What is the best way to check your window seals without being able to see them very well I want to make sure there ok before I get a leak unit is a 2010 mountaineer how long do they usually last before they need to be replaced and as for my other seems on the side of the unit can I clean and recaulk them with dicor or do i need to peel all the old stuff off first
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:55 AM   #2
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Have never had to replace a seal except for a total window replacement. I look at what part of the seal is visible .and if no cracks or deterioration, all is good. If I see something that bothers me, I clean and touch up with black windshield sealer. I do pay careful attention to the top of the window/seal and have run a clear line of silicon sealer across the top on occasion. Never good to caulk on old caulk.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:20 AM   #3
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Windows use butyl tape to seal the outside of the window unit to side, usually 3/4 " wide 1/8" thick. Could be white, tan, or black. The very outside edge where squeeze out occurred could be dry and cracked, but I seriously doubt the rest of it is dry. I would use a plastic tool to clean the outer edge all around, then silicone chaulk it.
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