I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: The infamous windshield leak
Don't use the silicone. You will have to redo it every time and sometimes it will shift and leak. I used garage door weatherstripping on mine, about 3/8" thick, sticky back, and screwed it down. It seals well, compresses well, and hasn't given up the ghost yet. As to the windshield sealer, go to a windshield glass store and get some of their sealer. It is about $7 for a tube you use in a caulking gun, and it works well. There are 2 problems with silicone, the first is if you seal between the windshield and frame it's hard to get off and if you need a new windshield you'll need a new gasket. The second is silicone likes water, so water gets trapped between the glass and frame, and rusts out the frame. I learned both the hard way. Most glass places up here will seal your windshield for free if you ask them, they're pretty decent. The sealer is black and matches the windshield gasket, it flexes and moves like silicone, but it'll come off the gasket to remove the glass.