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  • #2269

    smithn00
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    I find the weather striping supplied with the kit to be way too thick.  Anybody else agree?

    #2270

    rovineye
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    I thought it was at first but it compresses over time.

    #2281

    ArtisticAdam
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    It was way too thick on both dimensions for me, so much so that I could not close the doors. I changed the design and bought some Trim-Lok D-Shaped Rubber Seal. Instead of lining the door with it, I put it into the channel on the door sill.

    This option looks more professional and the gasket is less likely to be damaged over time. I do however have a leak to track down on one side, likely due to the door strap not being tight enough or the fact that I only temporarily installed the gasket just using its adhesive backing. I bet if I used marine sealant and tighten up the strap that should solve my issue.

    #2302

    Tom B Texas
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    The Strip that gets attached with SuperGlue and a “Rubber Mallet” worked well once I figured out that firm touch with rubber mallet was acceptable. There are “Spring Fingers” inside the channel and are likely meant for thinner edges.

    As for the Foam Tape, I thought the firmness was just fine. I attached it before all the varnishing was done (touch ups mostly) but managed to get some Varnish on the Foam Gasket. I think I will replace it once everything is complete. This will look better and at $3.50/roll at Lowes, I can waste a little if needed or downsize slightly to fit around doors more evenly.

    Hope this helps.

    #2303

    Tom B Texas
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    Adam, I like your stain color… what did you use?

    #2305

    ArtisticAdam
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    I used  Behlen pre-stain conditioner followed by Hickory colored Behlen Solar Lux NGR dye. The Dye process is a pain but it was well worth it in the end.

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