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#11804135 - 08/30/16 08:36 AM seal inside lids
Rutster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/24/06
Posts: 1134
Loc: Springtown
Does anyone else have this problem? It has happened on all boats I have owned at one time or another . The little black strip of rubber that acts as a seal I guess always seems to come up and not stay attached. It looks as though they are glued down but not very well. Does any one else have problems with this and how can I correct it. I have a champion now and used to have a legend so im thinking they should not come up that easily. When I get new baits etc im always having to work around the sagging pieces that are in the way.

#11804169 - 08/30/16 08:58 AM Re: seal inside lids [Re: Rutster]
smooth move Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/14/12
Posts: 1229
Loc: bayou vista,tx
same here. i've always put 3/4" door weatherstripping from lowes on the bottom side of the lid. clean the surface with acetone before sticking it down and it will last a couple of seasons and is easy to replace.
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#11804194 - 08/30/16 09:11 AM Re: seal inside lids [Re: Rutster]
Bobby Milam Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3220
Loc: Arlington
My Champion has some coming loose so they leak. My seal is still good so I need to remove, clean and reseal

#11804234 - 08/30/16 09:32 AM Re: seal inside lids [Re: Rutster]
bronco71 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1420
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
I used automotive door weatherstriping on my Nitro.

#11804438 - 08/30/16 11:37 AM Re: seal inside lids [Re: Rutster]
hcoe Offline

Registered: 04/22/14
Posts: 50
Loc: New Braunfels
I bought mine from Austin Hardware & Supply. Took some careful looking to match up what I needed but it worked great and lids don't leak anymore.

#11804553 - 08/30/16 12:26 PM Re: seal inside lids [Re: Rutster]
Stump jumper Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 7803
Loc: Rockwall
I have reattached to the rubber to the u channel with 100% silicone with good luck
2200 Bay Champ/200 Mercury Optimax
2017 Tundra TSS 4x4 Crewmax 5.7L

#11805626 - 08/31/16 04:26 AM Re: seal inside lids [Re: Rutster]
MtnHm203 Offline

Registered: 01/12/09
Posts: 448
I use Contact Cement, and have done it in several areas where the seal came apart. So far it has worked well to keep them together.

#11805701 - 08/31/16 07:02 AM Re: seal inside lids [Re: Rutster]
gary purdy Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/24/03
Posts: 11369
Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
3M fast cure 5200
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. Remember what He has done and remember that He is not done yet!-- GOD IS GOOD

#11817089 - 09/07/16 08:21 PM Re: seal inside lids [Re: Rutster]
HItec Redneck Offline

Registered: 05/28/08
Posts: 311
Loc: Houston, Tx
I recently bought a 3 horse slant load trailer and the seals on the doors and windows uses a seal like what you are describing its called TrimLock. It's designed to not use glue the trim mounts to the doors of the horse trailer like on boats but this has a thin metal strip inside it to hold it in place without glue. Take a look at Trim Lock. You can order it to fit the thickness of the compartment doors. Glue would be easier and a lot cheaper but this stuff holds in place very tight without glue.

#11820792 - 09/09/16 09:58 PM Re: seal inside lids [Re: Rutster]
DKennimer Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/01/10
Posts: 2883
Loc: Plano/Fork
^^ Trim Lock is what you need.


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