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Old 01-15-2022, 12:00 PM   #1
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Slide seals

Been a while since I've posted here but I have been plugging away at fixing new problems I did not even know existed. And I want to share a fantastic revelation I came across for Slide Seal replacements.

Most of my seals look in good shape but the top seal on the kitchen slide was missing about 4 inches on the forward end. I studied the various extrusion profiles available and their rather pricey co$ts; and then I found a company called RecPro.com and they had a very low cost/ft simple adhesive based seal in 3 and 4" widths. The real joy was being able to buy just 1ft of it to evaluate and free shipping! I used this test piece as a temp patch for the gap on the kitchen slide, and the ordered 15ft of the 3" for I think $3.99 / ft.

I was blown away by how fast and easy installation went. The old seal was not anchored by a screw as in most How To vids, but seemed rather to be fixed by a headless nail of some sort. I just pulled out the old seal along the track rather than slide it out. At the nail I just ripped it with little resistance and now was ready for the genius of this seal.

Instead of installing it into the slots used to capture the original style, this adhesive seal installs PERFECTLY under the lowest lip of the aluminum extrusion. I spent more time cleaning this flat surface than it took me to apply the new seal as I pulled the plastic adhesive cover strip. Literally 2 minutes tops to install and trim to length. The adhesive is very aggressive but can still be removed about as easily as the original seal. I LOVE these seals!

I found the top seal of the Living room side did not even come in contact with the slide roof in the middle of the slide so I ordered 15ft of the 4" width and this one was just as easy to install. I cannot recommend these seals enough!

I just wish tanks, floors, and water heater issues were this easy to fix! I can't get pics off my iPhone at the moment. Grrr.
 
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Old 01-15-2022, 12:20 PM   #2
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Looking forward to pics!
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Old 01-19-2022, 11:52 AM   #3
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Slide Seal Pics

A couple pics of the RecPro adhesive seals. 1st pic is after old standard seal was removed to show the full aluminum extrusion that the old seal slid into, and the 2nd is after adhesive seal is installed. Its not super obvious where the adhesive seal fixes to the extrusion, because of different angles from which the pics were taken. Shading plays tricks so take yer time.. use zoom in, etc.

The install is so perfectly clean with how perfectly the adhesive strip attach surface tucks under a ridge in the extrusion, its... well... PERFECT!
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Old 03-06-2022, 12:40 PM   #4
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Old 03-09-2022, 05:43 PM   #5
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Our slide seals are all tearing......
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Old 03-09-2022, 06:11 PM   #6
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Looks VERY good. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-10-2022, 04:15 AM   #7
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So the seal is actually held on by adhesive and not slide locked into a channel? Very nice installation!
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