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Old 06-03-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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Screen Door - Replacing Foam Gasket

I need to replace the foam gasket going around the screen door of our Airstream (1991 25ft. Excella), I purchased the new foam/gasket from Inland RV and it has an adheasive backing on it, can I just take off the protective strip and stick the foam/gasket to the screen door where the old one was or do I need to use any type of adheasive?
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:58 PM   #2
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Even Inland recommends using the 3M black adhesive. Thats what I did....you know....belts and suspenders.
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Are you describing the black closed cell foam door gasket or an open cell grey foam gasket. I am not sure if using 3m Super Weatherstip Adhesive is a good idea on the open cell foam gasket which is more of a seal than a gasket designed to keep out the weather.
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Are you describing the black closed cell foam door gasket or an open cell grey foam gasket. I am not sure if using 3m Super Weatherstip Adhesive is a good idea on the open cell foam gasket which is more of a seal than a gasket designed to keep out the weather.
This is the open cell grey foam gasket (thanks for a much better description than I could come up with). That is part of my concern, would the 3M Super Adhesive be too much and possbily get all gummed up in this foam gasket? I have some of this adhesive and will be using it to replace the gaskets around the windows and the main door. I just wasn't sure if using the sticky side of the grey foam gasket is enough to hold it or not.
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I just used it with the self-stick on the gasket that comes with it. I redid all my gaskets last year. The screen door is hanging in there just fine. I think that open cell gasket wears out faster than the rubber on the windows & doors and will need to be replaced more often. It seems to deteriorate & fall apart after a number of years. Much easier to remove w/o gasket glue!
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I need to replace the foam gasket going around the screen door of our Airstream (1991 25ft. Excella), I purchased the new foam/gasket from Inland RV and it has an adheasive backing on it, can I just take off the protective strip and stick the foam/gasket to the screen door where the old one was or do I need to use any type of adheasive?
Adhesive is not to be used to install a new screen door gasket.

Simply peel the protective film, from the gasket, and install it.

But first make sure the screen door frame is clean.

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Sweet!! Thanks for the feedback and comments, we are heading out tomorrow and that is at the top of my list to get done and I wanted it to be done right!!
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I used the 3M with the rubber window gaskets.....I don't even own a screen door.
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