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Old 05-08-2017, 01:18 PM   #1
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I've been searching around the internet to find some new rubber gaskets for my windows. I'd like to use my school bus windows but the rubber gasket around the glass is all cracked/dry/broken. Would anyone know of a source for new gaskets or a method to seal them up? I was thinking about trying to use butyl caulk but not sure how well it would work. I did find out new latches are only 85 cents, probably the cheapest part yet.



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I hate to say it, but a automotive glass shop should be able to either sell you the supplies you need or be able to tell you where to get what you need.
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:27 PM   #3
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I hate to say it, but a automotive glass shop should be able to either sell you the supplies you need or be able to tell you where to get what you need.
That's where I'm headed after work to see what they say. I have a couple broken windows that need replacing too, so I'll get a quote for those while I'm there.

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How about busparts.com ...


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Old 05-08-2017, 05:48 PM   #5
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I tried them, no luck. Waiting on Thomas to get back to me but doesn't look like they stock them anymore.

The glass shop said to just use silicone​. The glass seems really loose in the frame for just silicone. I guess I can try one and see how it goes.

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Autopartswarehouse.com
Or Google....
"buy bus window gaskets"
When I did that I saw some things you might be able to use.

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Old 05-12-2017, 08:02 PM   #7
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I've been searching for a few more days, didn't come across anything. There are companies out there that will make a custom seal for you but it wasn't cost effective. I've decided to use the old seals as a sort of spacer and silicone between the frame and the glass...we'll see how well it holds up.

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Good choice. Butyl would have been to thick.
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Old 05-16-2017, 06:35 PM   #9
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If anyone runs across this thread looking for new rubber gaskets for their windows I think I may have found them:

https://www.amazon.com/CRL-Glazing-V.../dp/B00O8ZUM6K

This looks very similar to what I took out. They also have various different sizes available.

CRL83R-030714_471.pdf

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