I am looking to replace the window on my door, however, it had already been replaced with cardboard covered in duct tape so not certain of the repair. Looks pretty straight forward but I am not finding any posts on door windows in particular so hoping someone can point me in the right direction.
So the gasket came out pretty easily and seems to be in good shape. A little stiff but not dried-out and still pretty flexible. I see two channels, one side sandwiches the sheet metal on the outside and sheet metal on the inside of the door. The other I slip my new piece of polycarbonate into. Does that sound right?
There is a ton of goo from the duct tape, goo gone didn't do much so was going to try paint thinner, but any concern with it damaging the rubber seal?
When I replace, is there any seal or putty for this sort of construction? Maybe some gutter seal in the channels?
And any tips for the order/techniques I should follow? Once I have the polycarbonate in the inside channel I am picturing working the outside channel onto the door frame like replacing a tire on a bicycle?