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Hey guys,

I got a new hood cowl seal (thanks, Brent). It's a much better design than the original, worn out seal -- thicker, sticks on great with adhesive backing. One question, it isn't as long as the old one. It was about an inch shorter, so I centered it, so there's 1/2" of lip exposed on each end. Is that ok? Should I have stretched it to meet the ends? I know some on here have replaced it -- thoughts?

 

Thanks

Tom

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Heat it up by either a) laying it in the sun, B) using a hair dryer, or c) using a heat gun. Than put it on; it should stretch better that way and you won't' have a gap.

 

We're getting hit with heavy rain from Hanna, so I ran outside and checked and actually the floor is dry! That adhesive is pretty strong so I may just leave it, if there's no leak. Thanks for the advice. You'd think the thing would just come the right length! :mad:

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Hey guys,

I got a new hood cowl seal (thanks, Brent). It's a much better design than the original, worn out seal -- thicker, sticks on great with adhesive backing. One question, it isn't as long as the old one. It was about an inch shorter, so I centered it, so there's 1/2" of lip exposed on each end. Is that ok? Should I have stretched it to meet the ends? I know some on here have replaced it -- thoughts? Thanks Tom

 

Vinyl moldings and seals, if not kept in an environmentally controlled space, will shrink over time especially in the cold. Sort of like Roscoe does when it's cold outside. :brows: I purchased a set of body side moldings once that were 1"-2" shorter than they should have been. They went straight back for a refund.........

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