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Thanks P, I thought they were but wasn't super sure.

 

I can't rebate but are assured by many if I MS35 then one then screwing is not needed.

 

I wasn't too happy with that idea but judging by what I've done with MS35 so far I'm more comfortable now, that sh*t is sticky and strong. In fact a few things I've MS's on I'm now concerned if I ever need to take them off it's going to mean carnage.

 

A timely reminder about expansion, Thanks Chris.

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Clean it up as you go.

I didn't on one bit in my dunny and now have a arse of a mess to deal with. Grrr................

 

You can over fill and then trim up with a sharp knife once it dries....as long as that wont affect the waterproofing or surface under the blade.

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Sailor Jerry - if you are just going to do a temporary job I would try and identify the source of any leaks which are likely to be either from screw movement or places where the sealant is too thin . If a leak is from the screw and you are comfortable the window would be secure without that particular screw I would remove and fill the hole with sealant - for the rest of the outer area of sealant I would dig out as much as poss with the window in place so when you fill again the likelihood of a good seal is maximised . One of the tricky things is getting a good finish in the keying off - you can get a small cheap tool from somewhere like Mitre 10 , or just use some water on your finger ( have plenty of rags) , or a method I discovered after I had done my job - use a fresh slice of potato - this keys off really well as long as you don't have too much excess. Good luck !

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I used the MS 35 on windows in 2010, still perfect in 2017. It goes off pretty quickly so you have to work fast. I think I used soapy water from a spray bottle and an ice cream stick to smooth it along with liberal use of masking tape, paper towels and gloves, its really messy.

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when my (tempered glass)windows were done I'm pretty sure this was the schizel stuff. One word of warning though.. make sure you have really good

covers arranged because taking the windows out is an open invitation to every rain laden low pressure zone in the hemisphere to rush on in to Auckland (or wherever you may be). Took mine out and it bolted down for 3 weeks.

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We bought Cheers from down in Mana, will defiantly be out in the gulf over summer, boat will be moored at herds bay Coromandel.

Will keep an eye out. If you come across a 9.2 Sweet Chariot don't hesitate to make yourself known. Looks a bit different to a standard 9.2 as has a stern scoop.

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