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Old 09-22-2006, 07:47 AM   #1
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sheeting windows

question to the people who have sheeted up there skoolie windows. what type of sealer have you used ??? silcone- chalking- ???. i want to sheet up a couple of the windows on my bus and just wondered what folks have used. thanks westport-wayne
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Old 09-22-2006, 04:05 PM   #2
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That is what I used over two year ago. Still holding up fine.....
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Old 09-23-2006, 05:02 PM   #3
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I used galvanized sheet metal, scewed into 1" plywood cut to fit the opening. Then I screwed the whole thing into place. Before I installed I used clear exterior silicone with butyl tape inside and it sealed great.

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Old 09-23-2006, 09:21 PM   #4
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Sheeting in the windows

I used butyl rubber in the tube and riveted my .063 aluminum on.
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:24 PM   #5
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My Thomas was built out of 20ga cold rolled steel. I used this same material to cover over my windows.
I secured it with rivets on it's front and read edges, screws on it's bottom edge, but used SikaFlex to glue it on everywhere else.

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Old 10-02-2006, 12:22 AM   #6
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Be careful with silicone it is acidic and can cause corrosion. You are much better off with urethane or butyl.
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:48 PM   #7
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I have been using butyl tape, I get from RV dealers for around $5 per roll...

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