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Old 06-04-2010, 12:57 PM   #1
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Screen Door Weatherstripping

I removed the felt, self-adhesive screendoor weatherstripping on my Terry Dakota 31' TT due to it being damaged. I tried to replace this with a rubber self-adhesive material I purchased at Mendards, but this stuff seems to shrink and is forever coming off the frame, especially at the rounded top portion. Does anyone know where I can purchase the original material (felt) that is self-adhesive and that will stay in place?
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I've had good luck with weather stripping from Ace Hardware and also Home Depot/Lowes. They seem to have a pretty fair selection of type/cost/size/color. The two times I've replaced or modified entrance doors I used the self-adhesive closed-cell foam type and both jobs are still holding up well - compound curves and all!

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Thanks, Puffin - I will give it a try. I have been trying to use a rubber type product from Menards and it stretches/shrinks constantly. I put it on and the next day it is falling off or has shrank, especially around the rounded corner area. I will give the closed cell foam stuff a try.
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It doesn't shrink at the rounded corners, it is trying to return to original shape. When you curve the "rubber" it stretches on the outside of the bend and must compress on the inside of the curve.A solution is to make tiny cuts/wedges along the inside curve so the material has someplace to go rather than compress. Then again, most of us tend to inadvertently stretch the material as we move along, rather than slightly push it into itself. I discovered that when placing gasket material for a truck-bed cap. That's my opinion of the subject.
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Thanx to both Ray and Puffin, I took advice from both suggestions and used a closed cell foam from ACE and made small cuts into the rounded corners on the upper portion of the weatherstripping. Camped for 3-days over the week-end with (2) 9-yr olds + my wife and I, door got plenty of exercise and the weatherstripping remained in place. I even added a piece at the bottom to completely seal the door and it doesn't hamper door or hinder getting in or out. Simple solutions usually come from people that have lot's of experience - thanks again for your help. I luv this forum!!
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Glad to help, and happy to hear things worked out so well!
Let's hope the whole family has a few less mosquito bites!
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