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Old 06-10-2019, 03:38 PM   #1
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Window seals disintegrating!

2015 Palomino Puma 32DBKS:
All exterior windows have missing pieces of window seals. Can I use clear silicon cualk to fill the voids?
Should I be applying anything to these seals to prevent any further damage?
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Looks like the plastic trim pieces shrunk. You may be able to find new or just fill the gaps with Dicore. They have different types. Maybe window glass putty would work.
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Looks like the plastic trim pieces shrunk. You may be able to find new or just fill the gaps with Dicore. They have different types. Maybe window glass putty would work.
Thanks, so these are the plastic trim and not seals?
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That's what they look like to me. They are hard, correct? It just looks like the soft plastic shrunk.
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The seals are made of PVC which will shrink and harden over time. The corners are originally sealed with an acrylic seam sealer but that will be difficult to find retail. A black RTV silicone will work well.
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That's what they look like to me. They are hard, correct? It just looks like the soft plastic shrunk.
Yes, they are hard, and my wife said the same thing, they shrunk.
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The seals are made of PVC which will shrink and harden over time. The corners are originally sealed with an acrylic seam sealer but that will be difficult to find retail. A black RTV silicone will work well.
Thank you, I am looking for DICOR in black, but on Amazon all they appear to have is white.
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You could use black rtv. Just don't use it in place of Dicor anywhere else on your rv.
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The seals are made of PVC which will shrink and harden over time. The corners are originally sealed with an acrylic seam sealer but that will be difficult to find retail. A black RTV silicone will work well.
UPDATE:

I just found the Black RTV on Amazon. Thanks.

Should I be applying anything to the seals/trim to help prevent this form happening?
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UPDATE:

I just found the Black RTV on Amazon. Thanks.

Should I be applying anything to the seals/trim to help prevent this form happening?
Good on the RTV. You don't want to use something like Dicor that doesn't cure semi-firm. Maybe use some 303 Protectant on the surfaces after the silicone cures to block the UV from degrading the surfaces any more than it already has.

You may want to check with Pelland Enterprises to see if they have replacement drop glaze seals.
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