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Old 04-04-2015, 02:33 PM   #1
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Compact Jr. Pop up Trim

Hello any Compact owners....I just pulled off the old trim around the bottom edge of the pop-up. I thought the new trim would just push on easy but no such luck is their a trick to this I'm I missing something? Thanks
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Old 04-04-2015, 03:16 PM   #2
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The trim available for fiberglass edge trimming comes in different channel sizes for different thicknesses of material. If it isn't fairly easy to knock on, it may be the wrong size for your roof. I use a leather faced mallet for easy & damage free installation.
I buy mine at J&J Auto Fabrics in Rialto, CA, they have a wide range of sizes. Here is their website <<<jjautofabrics.com>>>
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:17 PM   #3
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Thanks Bob, we keep learning step by step with this Compact....its the little details that are killing us lol
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Old 04-05-2015, 04:35 PM   #4
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I haven't actually put mine on yet but from what I understand it should require a little elbow grease but does need to be the right size!
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Old 04-05-2015, 07:51 PM   #5
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No elbow grease required, just a leather faced or rubber mallet... That's why it's called "Knock-On" trim
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It has to be tight. Otherwise it just pulls up and falls off/out. I don't think you can get it on with just your hands/fists. A rolled up towel and a hammer may work.
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Donna (as usual and as is expected... LOL) is correct. It has to be a tight fit. If you can push on NEW edging it will come off down the line. There are about 60 metal clips inside the trim per foot that have to pinch tight enough to bite into the surface.
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thanks everyone...I'm going to give it a shot this weekend and use all your ideas hopefully we bought the right size. If it goes on it will be nice and tight for sure!
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One of these days I'll get mine on- there are a couple of rivets the previous owner added to keep it on that I have to remove first and they are a royal pain to drill out.
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