[ROVERNET - UK] P6 -Fitting new seal to rear boot deck - furtherquery

geffandjulie geffandjulie at comcast.net
Mon Nov 6 03:53:35 GMT 2006

I replaced my deck seal with a new one. It went onto the metal strips 
without difficulty. However I cut it short at both ends, so it looks messy. 
Also it does not quite lay flat against the glass.  I did not have any 
trouble with the curve. The seal I had obtained from a US supplier who had 
made about a dozen. I gave his details to J R Wadhams if you are interested 
in another seal.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Mitchell" <peter_m at amnet.net.au>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 04, 2006 12:56 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] P6 -Fitting new seal to rear boot deck - 

> Hi Netters,
> I wrote during the week with a query regarding the fitting of a new boot
> deck rubber.  Having sorted out the length of the seal (photo credits:Paul
> Smith,thanks Paul) I am now attempting the fit the rubber to the boot 
> deck.
> The rubber is clamped in place on the underside of the deck by two metal
> brackets. Each bracket has a lip that fits into a slot along the underside
> of the seal.
> The problem that I am having is:  where the rubber has to curve at each 
> end
> of the deck panel, it will not do so suffiently to allow itself to be
> restrained by the lip on the metal bracket.
> I suspect that the answer lies in cutting a few small slits in the back of
> the deck seal, to enable it to bend more easily.  But naturally I don't 
> want
> to mess up the integrity of the seal.
> Is there anyone out there who has accomplished this feat and can advise 
> the
> finer points of this process please?
> Many thanks
> Peter Mitchell
> Perth Western Australia
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