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Old 11-03-2016, 02:10 PM   #1
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How would you fix this?

The cylindrical rubber gaskets are pulling out of the corners of my windows in my 16' Bambi Sport. Assuming I can stretch them back in, any advice on how to keep them in place? Photo enclosed.
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Old 11-03-2016, 02:41 PM   #2
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I would try auto glass adhesive.

Clean out any dirt, lay a thin bead and then use blue painters tape to hold the strip until it sets.
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Old 11-03-2016, 02:49 PM   #3
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Can you re-bed them?
You will likely not obtain much service for your fix.
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Old 11-03-2016, 02:56 PM   #4
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The material that has pulled away is normally used to hold window screen material in place. It is held in place by friction. Do not glue or caulk it in place. (google screen spline, available at any hardware store) This material shrinks as it ages, so that is why it pulls away at the corners.

There are three options to make a lasting repair.
1. Rip it all out and reinstall if it's not too brittle.
2. Rip it all out and replace it with new.
3. Cut the material near the corner and tuck it back in. It does not have to be continuous to do its job.

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If you decide to buy new take a piece of the old with you. It comes an a few different diameters.
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X2 on what A W Warn said. I've replaced the spline holding the window screens and the window protectors. It is not a bad job with the right size spline and, usually, a spline tool to roll in the new product.

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Thanks a million! It has decent elasticity left, so I am going to cut and tuck. Wonderful solution.

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Mine is like that, too.
It's like the spline material has shrunk and there is no longer enough of it to stretch the entire length.
I am considering cutting it somewhere near the middle and pushing the corner back in. Maybe I can cut it one time along the bottom edge.
Or... Maybe I could rip it all out and put in new spline material leaving it a little too long at first to compensate for shrinkage later on.
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