Window Pain

The astute reader will recall that the task of getting Herman’s windows painted out has caused me no end of gyp Exhibit A, Exhibit B. Well, a couple of weeks back, I discovered some great gear called Isoflex Liquid Rubber roof sealant which claimed on the tin to stick to pretty much anything, including glass. I bought a tin of it and , after sanding down the re-occurring bubbles on a couple of Herman’s windows, I gave them a good slabbering of that stuff.

So far, so good. The windows I repainted with Isoflex are still bubble-free after several drenchings in Manchester’s famous liquid sunshine. In fact the stuff is so hard-core and sticky that the brushes harden even when left in jars of white spirit or cellulose thinners and, if you get it on your hands, it stays there for days, even through vigorous scrubbings in the shower.

So anyway, having only ‘Isoflexed’ the rear windows and those down one side of the van previously, today I flipped him round in the carpark and attacked the other side too.

Windows de-bubbled and sanded
Windows de-bubbled and sanded
Isoflex, my new favourite medium. Makes shit to a blanket adhesion look like Pritt-Stik
Isoflex, my new favourite medium. Makes shit to a blanket adhesion look like Pritt-Stik

Unfortunately, being the fucktard I am, I forgot to take the “after” pics. So you’ll just have to imagine the windows covered in gloopy black gooiness.