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Old December 30th, 2015, 10:41 PM
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Question Soft Top Door Top Seal

Hey y'all!


According to ECR's reply to this post:


http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...tml#post114970


...the original seal is NLA. Does anyone have a pic of the original seal? It looks thinner than the one currently available and has no lip along the outside (see pic of the red defender below with the seal with no lip)


The current seal available has the lip that runs along the outside and looks to be thicker. It's a sh!tty design and leaks like crazy (see other pic showing the current seal available)


Anyone have a pic of the original seal?
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Old December 31st, 2015, 12:54 AM
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I have the original seals somewhere. They were torn a bit so I used them as a template to cut two new seals out of hardware store bought rubber strips from the roll. About 3/32 thick, but flat. Worked flawlessly except for one thing. Although they never leaked, when removed, they did pull some of the paint right of the top of the cappings. I'm not sure if a different rubber compound would release better. If I can find the originals (lost in a work bench black hole drawer) I'll snap a pic.
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Old December 31st, 2015, 02:03 AM
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Cool. Thanks to the reply! I wonder if the original allowed for a better fitment and seal. The current seal is rather spungy and allows the top to flex outward.

Concerning removal, I put vasoline on the rubber seals on my FG top and it released from the capings and never lifted the paint.
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Old December 31st, 2015, 02:22 AM
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Valvoline? Good to know. I'll definitely give it a go when I repaint. I would imagine any flex would be problematic. Try cut flat rubber just for s&g's. Exacto-knife, 10 minutes and $5 = great product with zero flex.
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Old December 31st, 2015, 04:40 AM
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Seal between top and bottom halves of the door? Listed for short money on RN site and elsewhere.
Here is elsewhere
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Old December 31st, 2015, 05:17 AM
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Who'd a thunk it! ;-)

http://www.roversnorth.com/ProductDe...x?code=RRC7575

Perhaps the series one would work as it is only $6! Maybe just drill out the stud holes?
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Ding ding we have a winner!

Honestly, looks like the bottom seal on my garage door.....
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