Simple aluminum trim ideas for review

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Postby Podunkfla » Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:14 pm

I like the first idea... How about filling the gap with 1/4" nylon or hemp rope... bedded in PL urithane? Might make a nice way to trim out a lid. I'm not too fond of the second one... creating a cove bead with urithane. JUst do not think I'd like the way it would look.

Another idea... How about using low voltage lights that come in a clear vinyl tube along the edge of the hatch between two aluminum strips? :lol:

Good thinking though. I like creative new ideas. :)

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Postby Endo » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:36 pm

I used 2 inch flat aluminum on my hatch.
I don't have any plywood extending out over the side wall, just the aluminum.
So you only need to use a single piece of flat stock.
It was very easy to form. Then just stick the weather stripping to the bottom side of the flat stock.

It worked very well. The hatch has never leaked.

I "borrowed" the idea from someone else on this forum, I think it was SteveH.

Here is a picture of my hatch:

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Postby MarksMG » Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:26 am

The 2 inch flat stock is what I used also. Just trimmed the plywood even with the spars and let the flat stock with the seal set on the side wall. Has never leaked :thumbsup: and was simple to do. :thumbsup:
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Postby Hamcan » Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:15 am

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I also used the flat bar method that Endo described it was very easy to do and I'm glad that he reports no leaks as my tear has not been in the rain yet. Also used the the same method on the door.

I think the easiest method for sidewall to roof that you will find is to go with the standard top edge molding. Mine cost $1 a foot, bought 36' [4 - 9' pcs. the longest ups will deliver] and used standard building supply angle for the bottom edge of the skirt. It is very soft and easy to bend and makes a nice finished edge.

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Postby mikeschn » Sat Aug 19, 2006 6:28 am

Endo,

That looks good. Could you open your hatch and take a picture of the weatherstripping for us?

Thanks,

Mike...

Endo wrote:So you only need to use a single piece of flat stock.
It was very easy to form. Then just stick the weather stripping to the bottom side of the flat stock.

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Postby Endo » Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:35 pm

mikeschn wrote:Endo,

That looks good. Could you open your hatch and take a picture of the weatherstripping for us?

Thanks,

Mike...


Here is the picture Mike.

I used two pieces of weatherstripping.

You can even see the impression of the screw heads from the side wall trim in the weatherstripping!

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