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Old 12-08-2015, 05:21 PM   #1
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Window gasket shrinking?

My entry door window gasket or trim appears to be shrinking. The corner has pulled away from the glass. I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen. It's the lower left hand corner.
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Yeah, unfortunately I think a lot of campers have this problem. The MH I have now has this problem and my old 5er had this problem. I supposed the temperature variations and the original length that these were cut has something to do with it. I tried to stretch mine back in place this fall, kind of worked but not 100%. I am wondering about using the wife's hair dryer. If you do use a hair dryer be careful to not put too much heat on the area; it probably will not take much heat. I used this method to stretch my pool liner so that I could get it back into the pool coping - worked great.
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:18 PM   #3
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Thanks Ken, I'm going to try the hair dryer and see if I can stretch it back into place. That hair dryer is becoming one of the better tools in the box! It did wonders on the old dicor I removed when I resealed around some areas on the roof!
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They dry out and shrink. I remove them and apply 303, then caress them into a longer length. They will usually revert to near their original length and are easily pressed back in. I clean the track before reinstallation.
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CampDaven,
I have had the same problem and had trouble stretching them back into place. Thanks for the tip using 303 Protectant, I will try that the next time I have to put them back into place.
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CampDaven, thanks for the tip! I massaged the 303 into the gasket, let it sit in room temp. overnight and installed it yesterday. That 303 made it feel and look like a new gasket, good stuff. Thanks again!
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CampDaven, thanks for the tip! I massaged the 303 into the gasket, let it sit in room temp. overnight and installed it yesterday. That 303 made it feel and look like a new gasket, good stuff. Thanks again!

You're welcome! I learned it by accident long ago. Thought if it's good on slide seals, why not window seals.
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