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Post by tomkilner on Thu May 22, 2014 4:51 pm

Does anyone know if it's worth running some silicone sealant under the rubber window seals on a 20 year old transit to prevent rot?
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Post by -mojo- on Fri May 23, 2014 12:13 am

No, I wouldn't have thought so. I would have thought you stand as good a chance of trapping water behind the sealant as keeping it out.
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Post by ubuntu1 on Fri May 23, 2014 7:11 am

No - if you have a problem then fit new window seals. If you don't have a problem have an annual damp survey to keep it that way.

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Post by millenium falcon on Mon May 26, 2014 8:26 am

Hi

Dont put silicone under the seals it wont help at all, If I am right (not to sure) the side windows have little slot holes so water can escape (these are in the sliding windows) keep them clean. The window screen is siliconed from the inside so you cant do anything and the door window seals basicaly sit in place. If your seals are cracked or are decaying then you should replace them and at the same time sort out the rust problem before it gets a hold.
UV rays and adverse weather soon take a toll.

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Post by mclacr02 on Fri May 30, 2014 11:12 pm

Just had to replace a sliding window assembly. There is no silicone used at all even on the inside as the seal butts up over the carpet lining. The dimensions of the seal keep everything tight together. Mine was cracking near the corners. The remaining old one still is and I will be filling the crack with sealer but not between the bodywork and the seal.
Price of a new window assembly from Ford was £970!!! Thank goodness for Ebay...New one came with a good seal.

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Post by boxerman on Sat May 31, 2014 10:14 am

If you needs new seals etc.. try this place
http://www.sealsdirect.co.uk/
They come well recommended by some of our (RTMR) members.

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Post by SherpaSam on Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:49 pm

Even if you were to ignore the good advice above (replace seals don't silicone) NEVER use household silicone sealer anywhere near your vehicle, it contains Acetic acid as a preservative (or something) and increases the rate at which metal corrodes.

If you do use sealant to repair your damaged seals, use a PU vehicle product like Tigerseal. It may be stupidly expensive, but it will do a much better job (sticks to anything, so preferably lift the seal repair it then replace), and the rest can be used for all the other temporary repairs: seals, CV and balljoint boots, ordinary boots (great for modern hollow heels), I've even heard of it being used to rebuild the rubber mounting on a prop shaft centre bearing
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