T moulding install. - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-12-2019, 09:26 AM   #1
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T moulding install.

Earlier this fall I bought T moulding fro Paul Numeister, I am ready to install this new moulding, but man what a pain, it is not easy.

Anyone have any tricks by how to install this T moulding in the old original track? I have used soap, warm the moulding, but there has to be a trick I would think.
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Old 01-12-2019, 10:59 AM   #2
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You might try this:
First, make sure all track surfaces are clean from old moulding.
Then, cut new T moulding longer than needed (It Will Shrink in time), 1/4 -1/2 inch extra per foot.
Then put into a bucket of very, very hot, and quite soapy water for a few minutes… the hotter the better, but not boiling.
Then, working fast before it even begins to cool, slide it into the track and force it in as you go... Remember, it's longer and you have to fit it all in.
As you get to the end continue forcing it until it’s all in place. As you near the end, if it begins to "bubble out" of the track, try forcing even more first. If that doesn't work, cut some of it off.
Using this method, as it shrinks, and it will, it won’t leave any unsightly gaps.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:41 AM   #3
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I also purchased t molding from Paul for my 1973 Trillium. Not sure whether my tracks had shrunk over the years, but I could not force t mo!ding into the track so I to cut off the "bulb" end along the entire length, then secure it with a bead of ProFlex rv and then apply pressure until it dried...it was a lot of work, but seems to hold well one year later and looks good. Also a previous owner had removed some of the tracks so I was able to ProFlex/glue in between adjacent sheets of ensolite.
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