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Author Topic: Gem Top Canopy window solution  (Read 390 times)

August 06, 2017, 11:19:46 pm

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Gem Top Canopy window solution
« on: August 06, 2017, 11:19:46 pm »
 How many of us Caddy owners are unable to open the rear slider canopy windows because the channel run has degraded to a point where they just don't slide anymore?

Well keep reading, I found a solution after a couple of buy and returns.

This product   http://www.steelerubber.com/unbeaded-rubber-channel-96-70-3575-58  is just a little wide at the bottom as we need the width to be 3/8" and 1/2" high.  I tried to pack the full original product in and is didn't allow the windows to slide very well at all.  So I took a pair of sharp scissors to it and trimmed those little ridges off the bottom to make it 3/8 of an inch.  It packs nice and flat to the window channel and doesn't compress the opening width.

I can't say for sure that it works because I was handling the slider part to get it back into the frame and it shattered into a zillion pieces.  So now I am sourcing a new piece of glass.  So Close to finishing too.

Hope this can be used by some of us Caddy owners.   


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