Looking to see if anyone has gone through the same thought process for where I am now and if a solution was found. I have installed a new windshield into the gasket and it is entered into the groove in the gasket completely around the circumference.
I would like to get some calk between the gasket and the metal windshield frame to prevent water ingress over the years and rust the frame. Without the locking strip in place, I can peel open the gap between the gasket (impossible once the locking strip is in place) and metal lip, put in a bead of calk, and let it close up. Then the locking strip could be installed immediately, before the sealant begins to harden preventing the excess sealent from oozing out in a controlled manner. Don’t want the sealant to harden before the gap is tightened up, otherwise the gap will stay too large.
Practice in installing the locking strip is called for, as well as a suitable lubricant - in my case easy water clean-up personal lubricant.
Anyone have an approach that might make for a less time critical method - the hardening time of the sealant is key, I am using liquid butyl window sealant - maybe a slower hardening sealer like silicone would be better - anybody use that?