[Public-List] Window gasketing

Don Campbell dk.campbell at sympatico.ca
Mon Mar 9 17:28:44 PDT 2009

If you use butyl  polymers understand that they will chemically eat away 
at acrylic plastics according to my suppliers.  If you use lexan, be 
prepared for easily scratched surfaces. I have it in my spectacles and I 
don't like them for that reason, but because of circumstances, I cannot 
use any other material for the lenses.
    In case you did not know, anything and everything with boats is a 
Don #528

Rachel wrote:
> I was also going to suggest butyl tape (I would probably choose butyl 
> caulk on the boat but have used the tape with good success on metal 
> windows in fiberglass campers).  On campers one does put the tape on 
> the back of the window frame prior to inserting it into the fiberglass 
> shell.
> The PolyShim sounds interesting.  Thanks for the info on that.
> I would vote for something besides silicone, but then I consider it 
> the Agent of the Devil ;)
> Rachel
> #221
> On Mar 9, 2009, at 5:56 PM, edward schroeder wrote:
>> Yes, pre-formed butyl tape can be used. On Emotional Rescue #303, we 
>> used two types of Tremco butyl rubber glazing tape, Tremco 440 and 
>> Tremco PolyShim Tape. Both worked excellent.
>> Hello All.
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