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Old 28-06-2013, 18:09   #1
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Caulking for Windows

I just replaced two surface mount windows (no frame) and want to caulk the the area between the outside window edge and cabin. What is the standard material to use ( please don't say silicone)? White would be the preferred colour.
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Old 28-06-2013, 18:13   #2
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Dow Corning 795

Dow Corning 795 Silicone Building Sealant - White: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific
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I guess Dow Corning it is if I can find any in this neck of the woods. Thanks for the info.
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Yep, 795 is the product. Look for it at a construction supply outlet. Chuck
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One more vote for Dow Corning 795. McMaster has it.
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I recommend highly using butyl tape where possible.
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3M 4200UV.
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What about GE Silpruf? It is what was recommended by Sabre for the replacement of our dead lights.
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