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Old 05-27-2020, 04:41 PM   #1
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Pop top weatherstripping repair

Hi there,

I saw a few related threads but nothing that answered my question exactly, unless I missed it.

Our penthouse top is only 2 years old, but the weatherstripping is not holding up well at all. As you can see from the pictures, it's 'held on' with little plastic pins, but in between the pins it's not sealed or tight enough to grab the fiberglass on its own.

I picked up some weatherstrip adhesive and had planned to just clean it up and use this to make a more permanent seal. Is there anything I should be aware of first?

Thanks,
Laura
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Old 05-27-2020, 05:06 PM   #2
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Thats wild. My weatherstripping looks thicker than that. I would try what you bought or try gorilla glue. I have used that in several places where my strip has pulled through the holes. The other option is to get new stripping from SMB, but its about $150.

I agree that it shouldn't look like that so soon. My van is a 2006.
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Old 05-27-2020, 05:30 PM   #3
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WOW! Believe that's the worst one I've seen - Sorry for being so candid, but I dont think I'd even try adhering that in place - Replace! (I'd also reach out for & send some Pic's to Sportsmobile if they did your install, they may be kind enough to front you a new gasket)
Hope it all works out without incident.
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Old 05-27-2020, 05:57 PM   #4
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Just sent a note to SMB Austin to see if they can support a repair or replacement. I'll let you know what they recommend. Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 05-27-2020, 06:45 PM   #5
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Just sent a note to SMB Austin to see if they can support a repair or replacement. I'll let you know what they recommend. Thanks for the feedback!
I have an extra seal for an RB pop top I would sell for a good deal. Purchased from SMB a while ago and never used.
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