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Old 02-21-2013, 05:36 AM   #1
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Kitchen Slide Seal

The seal on my Kitchen Slide has come loose along the top, water has rusted the clips allowing it to come apart. I ordered a new seal from Unigrip and received it yesterday. It doesn't look like too bad of a job to replace so I ask if any of you have done it, can I do it alone and do you have any tips that you learned that may help me? Thanks for any info you can offer!
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Here is a thread on some seal replacement maybe a call to Newmar Repair could help.
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Thanks for the info, I'll report how the job went once I'm finished.
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Thanks for the info, I'll report how the job went once I'm finished.
I have exactly the same problem as you with 2 of the seals on the slide outs on my 2008 Kountry Aire, and will have to replace them when I take my unit out of storage this spring. I had planned to stop at Unigrip in OH to buy the seals to save the shipping cost since we'll be driving across there enroute to MT from our home in PA - they said if I called ahead of time they'd have the seals waiting for me to pick up.

I'd love to hear how you do in replacing the seals. Good luck.

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Here is a product bulletin found in the COM-NET2 LINK for bulb seal.
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Thanks for the link. That was very informative.

According to these installation instructions, 40-45# of roller pressure is typically required to achieve proper adhesion of the 3-M tape (15# per 1/2" width of the tape). That's a LOT of pressure to apply manually.

I had wondered if an accelerant was requierd to ensure adhesion of the tape. Apparently not, just the proper roller pressure applied on the seal, after the surface is properly prepared and cleaned.

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I replaced my slide seal today. This slide has no topper so it wasn't a very hard job at all, about 4 hours total time. The worse part was cleaning the old adhesive away before installing the new seal, a plastic scrapper and mineral spirits did the job. I have a smallish wooden roller that I used on the new seal, the surface was clean so if it sticks only half as well as the old seal, it's never coming loose. I finished off by running a bead of silicon across the top to keep any water from rusting the clips again. Glad to have this project finished.
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Thanks for the update on your seal install. I hope that I am able to do mine as well as you were able to do.

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