Sealant/filler between cabin roof and windshield:

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ShadyLady2
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Sealant/filler between cabin roof and windshield:

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Can anyone tell me what to put in the space between the cabin roof and the bottom of the windshield frame that’s flexible and paintable?
I’ve tried a few things with little to no success.
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Re: Sealant/filler between cabin roof and windshield:

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3M 5200.

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Re: Sealant/filler between cabin roof and windshield:

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There's a wonderful product to fill and seal tiny cracks - Captain Tolley's (something other word follows but I forget it). I think West Marine and others carry it. It's a thin liquid.

I'm not sure I would concur with the Most Knowledgable Jeffster: 3M 5200 hardens really hard - as in "permanent" and is therefor hard (but not impossible) to remove. 3M 4200 may be better and is flexible. Regardless, try the Tolley product first.
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Re: Sealant/filler between cabin roof and windshield:

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Hi,

I use Solar Seal 900. WONDERFUL stuff, stays pliable almost forever. I use it for all sorts of bedding, sealing and gap filling. Maintains adhesion and pliability. Put a new seal around front deck hatch years ago and no more leaks!

Look it up, comes in lots of colors. I get mine at roofing, siding and building supply contractor shops in Milwaukee, I think Home Depot may have it, limited colors.

Hope this helps.

Oh Yeah, keep some mineral spirits or charcoal lighter fluid and rag handy for clean up.
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Re: Sealant/filler between cabin roof and windshield:

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Agreed with the 4200.

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Re: Sealant/filler between cabin roof and windshield:

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Capt Tolleys Creeping Crack Cure is about as thin as water and is for small cracks and fractures often too small for the eye to even see.It has the ability to find and fill the tiniest of fractures. Harry
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Re: Sealant/filler between cabin roof and windshield:

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Used that stuff very effectively on mine. It sealed where the glass and the aluminum window frame met. No good for a wide gap, however.

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