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Product Review: Macco Adhesives "Windjammer" - Nathan
November 1st, 2005
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Product Review: Macco Adhesives "Windjammer"
WindJammer (or here for the flash-intensive advertising site).

This product is a rubber-cement-like liquid in a pressurized can that you use to seal windows, in the manner of rope caulk.

- Applies quickly and easily, without the mess of unwinding the roll, deciding whether you need one bead or two (or three), and trying to keep the caulk up while applying it. Especially welcome on the top edges of windows.
- More adhesive-like than rope caulk - stays in place better (so far)
- Can be applied in as thin a bead as you like, for very small cracks.
- Clear gel is less aesthetically annoying than grey or brown putty.

- About twice as expensive as store brand rope caulk. $8-9 for a can that covers two or three windows worth of cracks.
- Leaves a serious solventy smell as it cures. This is especially awkward since you're in the process of sealing air into your house.
- Hard to find; so far, I've only found one can, after looking at two local stores and a Home Depot. The local store that had it is selling it quickly enough that they were out the first two times I checked.

So far I think it's a good match for my renter-with-disposable-income lifestyle. I'll be sure to note new things as I learn them.


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Date:November 1st, 2005 11:18 am (UTC)
it sounds really hard to get back off the window, is it?
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Date:November 1st, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC)
It's intended to be removable. It feels like it should peel right off if you pull at it, but I haven't actually tried yet.
Date:November 12th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)

windjammer sealer in a can

best product since sliced bread.....but cannot find anywhere...guess it was too good! compared to the price of heating fuel, a great bargain. I guess that these people also sell new windows and doors so we who want to keep our old originals , French doors and windows opening outward,(which admittedly are difficult to winterize) are out of luck. I have a three year old can which to my amazement worked today 11/12/2011. I used this product on new interior paint work and six months later with a little pulling and teasing it came off clean and with no paint pull off. The product I left on for two years, on stained woodwork, was a little more difficult to remove but would not deter its use.
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