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Shrink film - works irrespective of window type. Apply doublestick tape around window frame, apply shrink film, heat with hairdryer or heat gun to shrink, remove in spring. Quite clear, quite effective, not very easy to remove/replace if you decide to open the windows in January, though it can be removed/replaced with care if you don't trim all the excess ...
At the cheap end, I've seen a combination of duct tape and Visqueen used effectively. Interior storm windows are more costly but offer a different aesthetic. For long term thermal performance, replacement is probably the best course but comes at the expense of what jallosies provide during open window season.
I believe that if you purchased the 3/16" style of the vinyl strip and tried using it on 1/4" thick glass that you would be extremely disappointed with the result. The strip will likely not stay in position trying to pull it over the edge of the thicker glass. And even if it did a half-baked job of staying in place the flap that is to seal against the ...
Walker's answer is the good one. Silcone caulking is soluble in acetic acid, notice the smell of it when applying. And vinegar is 4% acetic acid, you can get stronger stuff at a plumbing supply store, but vinegar works. It doesn't fully dissolve old silicone, but it breaks the seal between it and the plastic and it doesn't harm acrylic. It does remove lime ...
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