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Old 05-29-2017, 09:44 PM
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Default Sealing windows

I'm trying to quiet down my interior rattles. I dont have any actual interior, everything is metal down to my cup holder made of 3 1/2 steel pipe. I took care of my door glass rattles by just taking the glass and regulators out. My quarter windows have no felt around the jams, so you can imagine how loud they are. I dont want to take them out, instead i want to seal them up on the outside with some sort of caulking. I was going to replace the glass with plexiglass and screw them in but why spend the extra money on something i really don't need. I need something black and that will really adhere to glass and hold up to the hot sun. I can use an exacto knife to clean the edges. I have no plans on ever rolling them down. It will have to go thick due to the large gap. I was thinking something like the red hi-temp gasket sealer, but in black, but it would take a million tubes of that stuff at $4 a tube. I know there is something out there that will work and look half way decent without cracking and peeling. I saw some stuff in a roll at autozone today that seals a windshield but i dont know if it hardens or stays sticky? Im almost tempted to fiberglass them in but im pretty sure the fiberglass will break apart from the glass.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:21 AM
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The stuff you saw in the roll that looks like tape is most likely Butyl tape that is used to set windshield.
I would consider filling the gap with something like black rubber vacuum hose. You may be able to get away with just stuffing it in there and leaving it. If not, then get some black silicone sealer in a regular size caulk tube and cover over it.
With some smoothing and exacto knife work it should look fine.
Kind of like the way we used to replace window panes with putty. Way back when.......
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Old 05-30-2017, 01:13 PM
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The glass guys use a black sealer to install windshields. When I had the glass put in my truck I saw what they used & bought some myself at O'Reilly's... it works great. I think it was 3M!

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The urethane they use on new glass will hold it in and from rattling.

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The urethane they use on new glass will hold it in and from rattling.

This is the stuff you want... industrial strength and super adhesive... don't wipe it on your good pants, in your eye or anywhere you don't want a permanent mark or bond.

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Old 05-30-2017, 06:21 PM
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Id thought of stuffing the window frames first then sealing it. Thanks for the picture of the stuff. Money is too tight right now for experiments that might have to be redone.
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You might try the backing that is used to fill large gaps before caulking. It's
round foam type material. Then use the urethane on top. Would be cheaper if it would work.
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