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Old 06-21-2013, 06:26 PM   #15
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Where do I find a window gasket?

we are picking up our new plexi windows next week but I cannot seem to find where to get new gaskets for our 73 Minit.

I looked through here briefly and found the Helpful links but can't find where the gaskets are.

Any guidance?

Also, what if I don't have the special tool to install it?
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:39 PM   #16
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I'm not sure what kind of installation is used on your trailer. If it is a clamp ring type window then you would use butyl tape under the outside flange. If the window is installed in rubber weatherstrip try looking on Perfectfit.com, specifically look at the groove dimensions. Lisle makes a tool for the lock strip that has 4 different size tips. I got mine at my local auto parts store for about $15, or Tom can tell you how to make one.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:41 PM   #17
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I guess I should have said that it is the front and back windows. It is very much like the boler or the scamp windows.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:54 PM   #18
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I know the newer Scamp windows are the clamp ring type, but not sure about the older ones. Donna can fill us in on those I'm sure.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:27 PM   #19
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If they're plexiglass, they'll probably go in with gasket and lockstrip like the Scamp. You can either buy it by the foot from Scamp or go with Bob's suggestion. See if there's a Perfectfit in your town, or some place similar. If you're visiting one of those places in person, it would be helpful to take a piece of your current gasket/lockstrip with you.

Google lockstrip tool. Amazon marketplace has lots to sell. Or there again, you might find one at your local autoparts store. You'll need to match the point of the tool to the lockstrip unless you get one with more than one head.
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:00 PM   #20
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I believe that Perfectfit is an online only store, but not sure. The problem with them is there is a minimum order, 50 feet as I recall. JC Whitney may have some weatherstrip, I know I've seen it somewhere besides Perfectfit, although not any better price. I got the weatherstrip for my Uhaul windows from Perfectfit, sold the excess. A place that does auto glass may be able to help you with the window weatherstrip.
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There's a Perfect Fit here in Portland, Oregon. There's also one in Seattle, WA and Tukwila, WA. See the very bottom of this page: Upholstery Fabric, Wholesale and Discount Auto, Marine, and Furniture Upholstery Fabrics I guess those of us in the Pacific NorthWET are lucky

I know the Speedy Autoglass here in Portland also sells gasket and lockstrip material.....
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:33 PM   #22
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Thanks. I think I will contact the auto glass repair place and ask them if they can get it.
We are having the plexi cut at the glass shop.

Hope it's not real difficult to get it in. One end came out real easy...........when hubs accidently hit it with the end of the broom when he was sweeping inside.
Pretty sure that isn't the best way to remove it but what do I know. lol

Tomorrow is fiberglass sanding day.
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Does Scamp sell the "lacing tool" or is it available elsewhere?
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Scott, Scamp doesn't sell the lockstrip tool. Check Amazon or Google for it. You may be able to get it locally.
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Scott, Scamp doesn't sell the lockstrip tool. Check Amazon or Google for it. You may be able to get it locally.
Lisle LIS47000 Windshield Locking Strip Tool : Amazon.com : Automotive
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FYI I just bought all the goods
Scamp has just changed their website and now sell beading and lockstrip together for $3.00 per foot plus shipping. I bought 24' for both front and back windows.
Tapes & Trims : Beading And Lockstrip For Plexiglas Window (Price Per Ft)
I got the Lockstrip tool in a couple of days for about $17 including shipping from JB Tools on ebay. Search the store for Lisle 47000.
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Scamp has just changed their website .....
WOW, did they ever. Much improved!
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Thanks for the info on the tool Donna and Tom. Today, I was in the midst of replacing the deteriorating rubber on my 78, 13' Scamp. I checked this site and picked up some ideas from this thread. The most helpful today (without the lacing tool) was to keep it lubed-up with Armor All. I figured that I needed to spread the gasket before pushing the lock strip in place. I went thru my garage and shop, and my wife checked her kitchen utensils for something to use. I found that the end of a short crowbar had somewhat rounded edge surface which, when placed in the gasket, not only opened the rubber, but could adjust the spacing of the Plexiglas, if it was too tight. I then used a screwdriver to push the lock strip into place. Since I will do the front window also, I plan to wait until the lacing tool arrives.

I purchased the rubber at Scamp's Backus plant, when picking up our new cushions. The only "tip" I received that day, was to use a screwdriver to take the old lock strip out. Oh well, who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? I am still learning and enjoying myself as well.
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