……… Yesterday was full of not fun paperwork but Robert got started on the EM-50 door work first step is to install our 2 piece door gasket and second “wind lace” gasket.
The original hollow rubber gasket is stuck on the door frameI mean how can that work, with the jam on the coach with only a flat surface for the door to smash the gasket on……how can that stop rail water coming in. The water goes into the top of the door, passed the gasket and in the coach it goesso step 1 is to install a 1/2″ sticky back foam gasket on the door jam flatHere are the 3 materials we are using. First is the 1/2″ weatherstrip just installed, next will be the “wind lace” bulb trim seal and the the 3/4″ sticky back weatherstrip.
Next is the “wind lace” you see holding onto the edge that nasty old plastic J mold that is probably gone or at least falling out. Here is a profile of this bulb seal trim we use as this wind lace.this grabs on the lip sticking out and hits the inside edge of the door frame….looks good and offers that second seal to keep water and wind noise out.
The seal on the do and the seal on the jam seal together making a really good seal. If water enters the opening, is follows?the seal on the jam shedding the water away not in.
The bulb trim seal is $1.99 per foot, takes @ 15″ to do the job
So next, with the original hollow….expensive….gasket ripped off and the glue cleaned, we install the 3/3″ sticky back weatherstrip on the original flat the old gasket was onSo here is the door jam on the EM-50, FULLY SEALED and now ready for the refinish process………here is a closeup of the 3 seals in place….So, the entry door is sealed. The bulb trim seal and enough 3/4 & 1/2″ weatherseal… all together in our “entry door seal care package cost is $55. If you’re like to?seal your?door like we do, give me a call……..
Now we move on to refinishing the metal inside latch plate, we’re doing 2 door at the same time as it turns out getting the sales leather vinyl.…….Step one is to cut a “skin” to stretch over the panelnext spray hi temperance contact adhesive onto both visible surfaces. This locates the skin where it needs to stay as you stretch the pleather material.Robert did both panels and now he’s got it!…..Meet my new interior door finish tech….Stay tuned as he learns how to install these panels the cut….finish and install the upper and lower inside door panels………….see ya then