Window sponge ?

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Window sponge ?

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Im just replacing a window frame and the piece of draught proofing foam that should be stuck to the glass has given up. Seeing as it seems to also be good at soaking up water I was wondering if anyone had used an alternative.
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Closed cell evazote might be an option.

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Never heard of that one, I will look it up though. Cheers
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when i did my frame i cant remember seeing anything on the glass, just the draught excluder along the top of the door card that rubs on the glass.
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CHRISYD wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 18:58
when i did my frame i cant remember seeing anything on the glass, just the draught excluder along the top of the door card that rubs on the glass.
Same as above. Have you got a picture of the foam attached to the glass?
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I'll be the 3rd to say I don't know of foam bonded to the glass.
My Elite had a 50mm square foam section packed around the door beam to 'seal' to the door shell fibre glass near the hinge end. Did a wonderful job of aiding door beam corrosion.
I have a plastic sheet bonded to the outside of the glass bottom edge on the Excel, presumably to guide water that gets past the window seal to the lower areas of the door shell.
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