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Old 10-23-2009, 10:46 PM   #1
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Penthouse seal

I'm having the Penthouse Line-X'ed & was wondering how to go about replacing the rubber seal around the base of the Penthouse. The actual seal isn't the issue but more of how are the plastic retainers installed? Special tools required? Any other products used in place of the plastic retainers?
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Old 10-24-2009, 12:00 AM   #2
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Re: Penthouse seal

I'm doing the same Line-x etc, I bought a new seal from SMB, about $45 and they gave me a bag of those plastic pop rivets. I think you have to trim the back of the rivet after installations. I don't know of another method. My seal was torn so I wasn't going to try to rescue the old one.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:35 AM   #3
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Re: Penthouse seal

I replace mine as well. I trimmed the plastic posts first with wire cutters. As far as the holes in the seal, I used a standard single hole paper punch. Perfect size hole and it worked great.
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Old 10-24-2009, 03:18 PM   #4
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Re: Penthouse seal

Good idea, I'll keep that in mind when I do mine. Thanks!
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Old 10-24-2009, 06:39 PM   #5
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Re: Penthouse seal

I used a harbor freight (cheap&$8?) leather punch with a wheel that has several hole sizes. I used a much smaller hole than a paper punch so there would be a tight fit.

Note-hole placement needs to be right both horizontally and vertically. I punched as I went but didn't pull it tight enough between holes so I came up about 18 inches short. I would recommend pretty good hand tension between each.

Also, consider the elastomeric energy star "cool roof" white paint (I forget the trade name) at home depot or lowes. Expensive but cheaper/lighter than line x and keeps the van cool. Goes on with a nice texture with a small roller. Water cleanup. Great anti slip also.

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Old 10-24-2009, 06:49 PM   #6
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Re: Penthouse seal

I was wondering if anyone has the problem of keeping the rivets in place. Some of the rivets pop out of the hole in the penthouse and I have to push them back in before I completely lower it. Does anybody have a fix for this problem?
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