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Old 06-27-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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I got a bunch of the plastic trim that fits in the metal strip from out of doors mart. How do I install it. I did some by forcing, prying it in with a screwdriver. Not the easiest thing to do. I even left it out in the sun to soften it up, still too stiff to bend into the track. There must be an easier way.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:18 AM   #2
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I think I know what you are talking about

It slides in from either end. It has to be the same size as the original.

I need to replace mine at some point. I was thinking about formica strips that are used for edging
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I got a bunch of the plastic trim that fits in the metal strip from out of doors mart. How do I install it. I did some by forcing, prying it in with a screwdriver. Not the easiest thing to do. I even left it out in the sun to soften it up, still too stiff to bend into the track. There must be an easier way.
The replacement is larger than the original.

We shave ours down before shipping with a wood plane that trims the edges.

That makes it a breeze to slide in place.

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But I am doing the rear bath. So there is now way to slide it in from either end. I replaced all the blue plastic strip on the outside of the trailer, and that is how I did it, just slipped it , sprayed some silicone in the track and pulled it through.
This is turning out to be a pain. Literally, I have poked my fingers several times with the screwdriver forcing it in the track. Patience I guess.
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Shave the edges as Andy suggests, I used a low angle block plane, then I soaked mine in hot water and used a thin flexible knife (like you would use to frost a cake) to pop the edges in.

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But I am doing the rear bath. So there is now way to slide it in from either end. I replaced all the blue plastic strip on the outside of the trailer, and that is how I did it, just slipped it , sprayed some silicone in the track and pulled it through.
This is turning out to be a pain. Literally, I have poked my fingers several times with the screwdriver forcing it in the track. Patience I guess.
I think silicone is a no no around aluminum..Soapy water might be better
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I think silicone is a no no around aluminum..Soapy water might be better
Silicone spray isn't a real problem, just silicone sealant...

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Shave the edges as Andy suggests, I used a low angle block plane, then I soaked mine in hot water and used a thin flexible knife (like you would use to frost a cake) to pop the edges in.

Aaron
Just so I'm really clear, Aaron, you are reducing the width, right?
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Just so I'm really clear, Aaron, you are reducing the width, right?
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Wrong.

The width stays the same, but the thickness at the edges, is made smaller.

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I need some of the plastic inserts. Where did you get it and what is it called?
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