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Posted: 04/03/21 09:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I need to replace my 7/8" vinyl insert trim. Is there a particular brand that's better than most or are they all about the same. I'm looking at THIS on Amazon.

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Doubt there’s any advantage to “brand.”


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I cant speak to that brand. I used one that looked similar from JR Products that was good quality.

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Posted: 04/03/21 12:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Should be fine, I bought some from Amazon yrs ago, don't think it was the same brand but still looks good.

Not really sure brands make much difference and eventually will harden or crack over time..

Install on a nice warm day, pinch the sides in under the trim lips and have at it.

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Posted: 04/03/21 03:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When installing the vinyl, do not stretch it, rather push back on it so as to gather more material. This stuff shrinks soon enough so using this method will give a longer life.





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Posted: 04/03/21 03:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lynnmor wrote:

When installing the vinyl, do not stretch it, rather push back on it so as to gather more material. This stuff shrinks soon enough so using this method will give a longer life.


Good point!

Forgot about that, the longer the run the more shrinkage.

Leave it a bit long at the ends of the trim (allow a a inch or so past the end of trim) and try not to stretch it. At the ends you can use some caulking to seal it up.

My trailer they used a screw through the ends to keep it from getting pulled out from the channel while driving.. Just follow what you find on yours when you remove it and you will be good!

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Posted: 04/03/21 03:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the tips.
The material under the overhang shrank and no longer stays in the track along the curved section. I stretched it and held it in place with caulking last year but that failed. Time to replace it.

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Ours pulled out enough to catch on the door. So far, I just snipped it and pushed it back into the channel.


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I thought I did a good job repairing it last time. It held up well until we had our big Texas freeze. I don't mind replacing it. I just want to make sure I'm not buying cheap junk that will fail in short order.

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