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Old 12-07-2014, 05:26 PM   #151
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One of the most durable sealants I have come across is called "automotive seam sealer". There are several brands but if you find one that is "OEM compliant", it will be very good stuff. Takes a day or two to fully cure in average weather but it remains pliant just about forever and resists oil, fuel and such. I get mine at an auto paint shop.
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:00 PM   #152
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yeah auto seam sealer is good stuff.
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:07 PM   #153
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Re: Searching for the nebuchadnezzar

It is good stuff. I don't think it's the right product for sealing the windows, however (if we're talking about the butyl type that I'm familiar with). It's more for sheet metal overlaps and spaces that aren't really exposed. For sealing the windows from the outside Supra Expert is the best stuff I've come across. It's very similar to the stock sealant I've found elsewhere on my bus, which has held up incredibly well to the elements. Don't use silicone! If ever you need to remove it it makes a nasty mess.
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:25 PM   #154
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Thanks guys the Supra sounds like good stuff. As I've been researching I found a lot of people mentioning Henry 212 for this type of application? http://us.henry.com/air-barriers/res...-clear-sealant
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:29 PM   #155
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Hi,
The supra expert sealer is not available anywhere near here, so I contacted the folks at Henry and they said there is no problem using the Henry 212 at less than 40 degrees, it just takes longer to cure. So I've started, got the first window out, learned how they come out and where to apply sealing. will be working on this for the next couple of days. Have to run out for an errand, others do not see the the extreme importance in working on school bus conversions
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:58 PM   #156
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...others do not see the the extreme importance in working on school bus conversions
Funny thing, huh? On occasion I hear, "All you want to do is work on the bus!". "Well.. yeh.. it's fun!". It really is a sweet hobby. As I play with it, it only gets more livable and pretty. I could think of worse things to be spending my spare time on. Video games come to mind
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Old 12-14-2014, 05:16 PM   #157
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Nice day here in CT today, sunshine around 45 degrees. Removed 11 windows on the drivers side today cleaned all the old sealant applied Henry 212 pretty heavy (I can trim excess later) hopefully no more leaky
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:50 AM   #158
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All the windows have been removed, old sealant removed, cleaned and re-sealed and installed. A lot of work but I don't want leaks as I'm converting. Took a little time to see how the windows come out instead of attacking with a pry bar and the job went better . Here are some pics, I learned that after breaking the seal tilting the window in a bit allows you to get at where the window is adhered most underneath the frame. I tried using a multi-tool but it gets gummed up, putty knife and hammer work better.


















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good work, man.
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Good job, if I level bus no leaks....if I am sitting a couple inches high on 1side...the water puddles and leaks in in 3 spots.....so I just keep it level
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