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Old 11-14-2017, 03:31 PM   #1
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Scamp window question

On the outside, I pulled off the black piece of something holding the window in place, cleaned it & the place it came from. When I reinserted it, it appears to fit better than it did however its now apx 1/4" too short. Was I supposed to gently stretch it? Do I need to replace it? I have one more, maybe two days above freezing left so I'd like to fix it now.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:00 AM   #2
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Often those rubber strips (extrusions) shrink in length over the years. I would simply fill that 1/4 inch gap with a small amount of LEXEL or similar (non-silicone). It is good you cleaned the window frame channel. When I happen to wash the Scamp outside, I direct a stream of water from the garden hose into the weep holes to wash out any debris. They should drain freely. Then make sure to towel up any water I may have sprayed inside.
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:08 PM   #3
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I had a small gap in the bottom of the seal on the front window of my old Scamp. I filled it with white caulk and after it dried colored it black with a magic marker. Looks and works good. Hey, I work with what I have, that's just how I roll.
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Heating it may help it stretch. Try boiling it.
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:19 AM   #5
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thanks, guys. I went with a fill-in & will try heating and stretching next summer.
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