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Barn Door Glass #1281473
Tue Sep 25 2018 04:22 PM
Tue Sep 25 2018 04:22 PM
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miraclepieco  Offline OP
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My glass guy says they make rear barn door glass rubber seal that is one-piece, much like a windshield rubber. He prefers it. I've never seen it, just the bulk roll type that leaves a gap where the ends meet. Anyone know where/who sells one-piece barn door glass?


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Re: Barn Door Glass [Re: miraclepieco] #1281481
Tue Sep 25 2018 05:33 PM
Tue Sep 25 2018 05:33 PM
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bartamos  Offline
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Steele Rubber co.


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Re: Barn Door Glass [Re: miraclepieco] #1281483
Tue Sep 25 2018 06:10 PM
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tclederman  Offline

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Re: Barn Door Glass [Re: miraclepieco] #1281484
Tue Sep 25 2018 06:14 PM
Tue Sep 25 2018 06:14 PM
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stan barrington  Offline
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Phoenix AZ
I put a set on recently and it made a difference. I used low stick tape to keep inner contact areas from pinching or "rolling over" when closing the door.Then "released" the tape ends allowing the seal to return to its natural position.As stated elsewhere,leave it sit closed for several days.

Re: Barn Door Glass [Re: miraclepieco] #1288404
Thu Nov 22 2018 01:32 PM
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wave1957  Offline
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Formerly Calgary, Alberta, now...
I know Steele makes good stuff, but I had to gasp when I saw the price! Couldn't they sell any more money? I will keep on living with the gap at the end of my old, dry rubbers...


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Re: Barn Door Glass [Re: miraclepieco] #1288425
Thu Nov 22 2018 03:24 PM
Thu Nov 22 2018 03:24 PM
MNSmith  Offline
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So Cal
Thanks to Crazy Glue, no gaps here.

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Re: Barn Door Glass [Re: MNSmith] #1288598
Sat Nov 24 2018 02:23 AM
Sat Nov 24 2018 02:23 AM
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miraclepieco  Offline OP
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Originally Posted by MNSmith
Thanks to Crazy Glue, no gaps here.


Nice! Did you glue the ends together?



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Re: Barn Door Glass [Re: miraclepieco] #1288665
Sun Nov 25 2018 02:28 AM
Sun Nov 25 2018 02:28 AM
MNSmith  Offline
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Yes.

Re: Barn Door Glass [Re: miraclepieco] #1291591
Tue Dec 18 2018 10:47 AM
Tue Dec 18 2018 10:47 AM
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miraclepieco  Offline OP
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Well I attempted to rope in my rear barn door glass today; the rubber was exceedingly tight and tore within a couple of inches. I suspect cold weather may have contributed to the failure by making the rubber hard and inflexible. I ordered another set of seals (this is getting expensive) and will try it again with more lubrication and some pre-heating.

And thanks Mark, Krazy Glue bonds the ends together excellently!


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Re: Barn Door Glass [Re: miraclepieco] #1291598
Tue Dec 18 2018 02:11 PM
Tue Dec 18 2018 02:11 PM
MNSmith  Offline
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So Cal
My original rubbers from Classic were tough and tore when I installed them. When I repainted the doors, the next set I got from classic were soft and worked great.

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