First, you need a few items.
- SCS2000 Silpruf in the color you prefer. I used black and will probably use 2 tubes for all 5 windows.
- Popsicle sticks. I cut these into thirds to act as "slats" to help hold the window flush with the cabin top.
- rubber gloves...lots of rubber gloves.
- plastic squeegee. Cut into about a 1" edge size.
- dry erase markers. Thin edge and best get a few. I bought a 4 pack on Amazon.
- Permatex Ultra black RTV (black because I was using black Silpruf)
- 1/4" masking tape. (couldn't find the link to what I purchased)
Here are a few pictures of the process. Some of these have already been posted on this blog.
|Trimming window to fit recess opening. Note the 3/16" gap around the edge of the window.|
|Fitting window with Popsicle stick pieces to keep it flush with the surface of the cabin top.|
|Small Silpruf standoffs glued to the cabin top at each cleco hole using Permatex Ultra black RTV.|
|Outside edge of window taped off and back cut flush with the window edge. Its actually not flush because I held the razor at an angle so that the 1/16" rounded top edge would not be covered.|
|Inside surface of window with all three layers of tape as well as the gluing surface sanded with 120 grit for adhesion purposes.|
|Last layer of tape with the #1 annotated on the end that I will use to pull the tape up.|
|Outside surface taped and fiberglass protection. As noted in my blog post I need to add more protection to the top edge as I found my hand touching the fiberglass during the clean up.|
|Window installed after applying a generous bead of Silpruf and then cleaning out the excess squeeze out. In this picture I have also completed the step where the cabin protection tape layer has been removed and the Popsicle sticks replaced.|
|Inside edge after cleanup/smoothing and tape #2 removal. I could have removed the green tape as well here but I left it in place so that the Silpruf would dry and it would be less messy to remove.|