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Old 04-24-2016, 07:41 AM   #11
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Don't see why it wouldn't work. Trim I used is only about 1/4 inch thick. As long as you can clean the area where it's going to be applied.
This is the same type trim used on the exterior of vehicles, so it's very "long life" type stuff, and the 3M tape used on it is the same quality as the factory stuff.
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:55 AM   #12
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Thanks do much for your post with great pics, will have to try this as i am the same as you and want it right!
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:17 PM   #13
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How strong is that tape? Wonder what would happen if it pulled off inside the wall and got tangled in the slide mechanism.
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Old 04-25-2016, 04:58 AM   #14
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It's strong. As long as the surface your applying it to is CLEAN, it's not coming off, especially being hit with a piece of rubber trim.
Once applied you'd need a heat gun to safely remove it. If not done right, I've seen it take paint off when being removed.
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Old 05-16-2016, 09:14 AM   #15
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Thank you for posting this. Anyone have an idea if this can be applied to the rubber roof on top of my slides? They have the same issue of the seal not folding over.
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:23 PM   #16
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I would be real careful and concerned about applying it to a rubber roof. I am fimilar with the 3M tape used on this stuff, and it is very strong. Same stuff they use at the factory level to attach trim.
I believe it would adhere, but if you ever had to remove it, would probably tear the roof material.
Metal or fiberglass...different story...you can use a heat gun to remove it.
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Old 05-16-2016, 07:38 PM   #17
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Thank you. That was my thought as well. Devils advocate though, I would not plan on removing them. The roof seal is the one that gets all wadded up after being retracted and is the one that is the toughest to get at.


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Grumpy, great post. Are there any issues regarding clearances on the gear driven, side drives? I just had a bunch of warranty work done on the slide and don't want mess anything up?
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None that I ran across. Remember, trim I used is only 1/4 inch thick, just enough to catch the slide seal flap, but not thick enough to catch the frame.
You can probably poke your fingers through the seal to the inside, so 1/4 inch shouldn't be a problem.
My Lexi has the drive mechanisum under the slide. If yours has the side type gear drive, I'm pretty sure the gear track is thicker than 1/4 inch.
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I put 3 or 4 pices of a stick on rubber weather striping on the side of the 2 slides that I was having trouble with,,, seams to be working fine,,, I also had trouble with one on the top,,, used the weather striping there also !!! It helps to keep the rubber soft and pliable with a rubber protectant,,, do not wax the sides of the slides,,, that will make it worse !!! When I have a problem with one,,, I use a wooden yard stick to make them flip !!!
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