Aluminium strips for door seals

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Offline Montee

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Aluminium strips for door seals
- Jan 16, 2022 - 10:55
Can anyone tell me how to get the metal strips into the door seals. I managed to get them in about 6 inches and then itís just impossible to get them to go in.
Iíve searched through the forum and find information on them but nothing about getting them into the door seals.

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Re: Aluminium strips for door seals
Reply #1 - Jan 16, 2022 - 11:34
Cut the seal you need, best to cut 1/2" longer than needed,
Using compress air, blow down the middle of the rubber seal,where the metal strip is going,
Make sure that you have put the holes in the metal strip first and there are no sharp edges,  push the stop inside.

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Re: Aluminium strips for door seals
Reply #2 - Jan 16, 2022 - 19:26
I used washing up liquid to lubricate it.
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Re: Aluminium strips for door seals
Reply #3 - Jan 16, 2022 - 19:30
Make a half circle on the end going in, and lubricate it as Monkeypin says. 

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Re: Aluminium strips for door seals
Reply #4 - Jan 16, 2022 - 19:30
I used Dale's compressed air tip and it worked a treat!

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Offline Montee

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Re: Aluminium strips for door seals
Reply #5 - Jan 16, 2022 - 20:18
I tried  Daleís way today with the compressor but no luck, it looks as if the aluminium strips are slightly too big compared to the opening in the door seal. I will try the washing up liquid as soon as I get a chance and Iíll let you know what the results are.
Thank you very much for your comments.

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Re: Aluminium strips for door seals
Reply #6 - Jan 16, 2022 - 21:15
Feed through wire such as MIG welder wire.  Put this through the first drilled hole in the strip, fold back the end and twist the loop of wire together and pull in the strip with the wire?

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Re: Aluminium strips for door seals
Reply #7 - Jan 16, 2022 - 22:06
It's said that washing up liquid is not a good idea due to salt content. See previous threads.

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Re: Aluminium strips for door seals
Reply #8 - Jan 16, 2022 - 22:12
It's said that washing up liquid is not a good idea due to salt content. See previous threads.
I guess being open ended, once the strip is in, you could liberally flush out the salt with plenty of water forced through the inside of the moulding.

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Re: Aluminium strips for door seals
Reply #9 - Jan 16, 2022 - 23:15
OT
When I was working as an electrician we always carried a small container of baby powder in the toolbox to assist with pulling cables and wires through conduits when needed.
And it is still part of my tool kit.
.W.

Offline Montee

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Re: Aluminium strips for door seals
Reply #10 - Jan 24, 2022 - 21:28
Good evening all. Managed to get the strips in with some advice from Bob to round off the ends and put a few drops of oil into the seals. Thank you very very much for your help much appreciated

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Re: Aluminium strips for door seals
Reply #11 - Jan 24, 2022 - 22:21
Mark,. Good to know you are sorted.        Fitting the door seal is not an easy job. I did offer to do a  write up in legend a while back on how to fit the club shop seal, it was turned down as it was said it was advertising. I could not understand the decision. Bob
 

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Re: Aluminium strips for door seals
Reply #12 - Jan 25, 2022 - 07:22
Good evening all. Managed to get the strips in with some advice from Bob to round off the ends and put a few drops of oil into the seals. Thank you very very much for your help much appreciated

 

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