Access Door Gasket
The rubber gasket you have in the pictures is not doing any good to seal out dust or moisture. The aluminum frames of the hatches should be sealed with Vulkem, Acryl-R, or ParBond at any seams. Then a perimeter fitted gasket on the door itself or the frame made of a good grade of foam or silicone rubber to seal the door to the frame are what is needed. Foam gaskets can be found at most big box home stores in the window supply areas. They all will carry some variety of foam gaskets. Find one that fits the width of the hatch frames and apply without any cuts to corners. Start at the bottom middle of the frame or door and place the gasket completely around the facing area of the frame or door back to the bottom center to mate up with the starting edge. In my opinion a silicone rubber gasket would seal the best but might be harder to locate for the size you will need for this application. Someone else here may have a source. Do a search using the search feature here on the forums and use key words like gaskets or access door seals. Hope this helps, Ede
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