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Installing pop top seals

From: Stan Wilder
Year(s):  All
Model/Type:  Westy
Symptom(s):  cracked leaking poptop seals


The seals have spring clips imbedded in the V grove channel.
Much like the push on trim around your inner door seals.
Just pull the old seal off and push the new seal into position.
Start on the front side of either edge and work your way around pushing it
into position.

You can take a rubber hammer after you've got the whole thing in place and
fully seat the seal onto the edge of the fiberglass top.
Warming the new seal in the sun will soften it and make it more pliable to
make the tight bends at the rear of the pop-top.
Do not stretch the seal. Allow it to flow naturally onto the edge. You must
consider that it will have some shrinkage in winter and some minor expansion
in summer heat.

The new header seal that goes across the front of the pop-top must be
carefully cut and you can use rubberized sealer or black silicone sealer to
fill the small crack you might have.

The seal that goes around the front luggage area installs the same way. The
luggage rack portion will easily remove after you take the visible screws
out.

You should not need any adhesives, sealers to have a good long life
installation.




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