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Old 04-13-2008, 11:24 PM   #1
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Counter Top Gasket Material

I need / want to replace the kitchen counter tops in my 72 Safari. The edges where it meets the walls is a rubber gasket. I would like to use a similar material (particularly where I am sealing above the fridge) but can't find it.

Does anyone know of a source or a good equivalent?

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Old 04-14-2008, 03:13 AM   #2
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Well I live in Colorado and I go to a place called... http://www.keystonbros.com/index2.html
They have many shapes of rubber seals and edging products!
Try your local upholstery supply places... The ones that carry Marine and Automotive products should have what you need. Remember Airstream in most cases used off the shelf products... many still in use today!
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If you post a picture of it I am sure someone knows were to find the original!
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:38 PM   #4
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Here is a photo of the trim piece. What it does is seals the counter to the wall without using any sealent.
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Old 04-15-2008, 04:41 AM   #5
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I bought some from Outwater Plastics. I paid $1.28/ foot. It worked perfect for me, but might not for some, due to it only coming in clear. I also had to buy a 100' roll, of which I now have too much. If you are interested, I could send you a chunk to compare. How much were you needing? If you only need enough for a countertop, I could sell it to you at cost. I will need to use it again when I re do the front half of my trailer next winter.
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:33 PM   #6
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The color seems fine, probably better than the tan color of the old stuff.

I probably should get at least 20 feet of it so that I have some room to change my mind / make a mistake.

What is the stuff called? I looked on their website and couldn't find it. I am trying to decide if I could use that stuff for other things after I am done reworking the kitchen. Otherwise your offer sounds great.

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Old 04-15-2008, 03:26 PM   #7
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I've been looking for that seal for a couple of years. Being kind of a low priority I keep forgetting about it. Mine is a very light colored beige.
I tried Inland RV at one time with no luck. Looked at the Keystone link and got lost in the product list. If anyone could post a good link you would make me a "happy camper".

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Old 04-15-2008, 06:20 PM   #8
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I used this rubber Trim Insert from Camping World.

I just stapeled it to the back edge of my counter in the bathroom and under the front counter.

When I started running out I just cut it in two length wise and stapeled it with the curved lip coming over the top edge.



You can see how it looks on the second photo here.

Looks like it even comes in different colors too!
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:35 PM   #9
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With a significant bit of help from "Ganglin" I was able to find the following link:
http://www.outwater.com/pdf_files/opi/Extrusions.pdf

The part number is 444-CL

There are several other items I will want to get from them.

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Old 04-25-2008, 12:21 PM   #10
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Just bought some on ebay
eBay Motors: Rv trailer marine vinyl gimp cabinet MOLDING TRIM white (item 270225118509 end time May-01-08 21:27:30 PDT)

Ebay item 270225118509
sounds like what your looking for
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