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Posted by Nando Iannarelli on January 27, 2004 at 15:08:00:

Does anyone have any experience with addressing a leaking wrap around salon
window? PDQ 36.

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Re: window leak

Posted by Lee Henderson on January 31, 2004 at 15:40:00:
In Reply to: window leak posted by Nando Iannarelli on January 27, 2004 at

There are a couple articles in the POA Newsletter - Fall 2003 on PDQ Window
repair. You night take a look at them. I replaced all my windows about 5 years
ago myself and have had no leaks ever since. Trick #1 is to use Automotive
Window calking. That's the same stuf they use to instal a window on your car

Trick #2 is not to screw the windows down tight. Screw them down so the calking
seeps out but stop when you have a quarter to an eight inch distance between the
window and the fiberglass. Then let the calking set up. Trick #3 is not to use
countersinked screws. This sets up a weak point at the screw. Use a flat head
screw with a small washer, all stainless. With this approach you will not have
any problems.

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Re: window leak

Post by Rauschabout »

Hello. Here it is 2019 and we are needing to seal salon windows. We saw your post, do you still recommend that process? Thank you.

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Re: window leak

Post by chicagocat »

Are you thinking about actually having new windows fabricated? There's an acrylic and plastics shop here in Chicago that says that if I get them the window, they can reproduce it. I have a couple cracked windows that I was thinking about taking to them.
While I'm waiting, I'd have to do the "poor man's car window thing" with Hefty bags and tape, which I hate, but it seems unavoidable.

Thoughts anyone?
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Post by SecondWind »

B, Try some flowable silicone for a temporary repair.
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