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Thread: Removing wiper wheel box - advice please!

  1. #21 Re: Removing wiper wheel box - advice please! 
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    Andrew. Someone told me, I'm not sure who that silicone sealer can react with the inner bit of a laminate windscreen and turn it cloudy. I have no idea if that is true but you might be better using butyl rubber sealant
    Tony
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  2. #22 Re: Removing wiper wheel box - advice please! 
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    OK, another related question ... the Marlin build manual says to use a silicone or nitrile rubber type sealant for fixing the windscreen, but most people on here say to use Sikaflex 221, which is a polyurethane sealant. Others have used silicone and say that it works OK, despite Tony's word of caution above. I have used a butyl rubber sealant but it seems to be taking a VERY long time to 'skin-over' and harden, so I'm thinking that I may have to clean-out the visible glass/clamp junction and re-point it using a sealant which hardens more quickly (at least within 24 hours). So ... could someone please confirm that Sikaflex 221 does harden within 24 hours (we'll ignore compatibility issues for now).
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