Canopy Trim

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Bumblebee Girl
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Canopy Trim

Postby Bumblebee Girl » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:32 pm

The rubber trim on my canopy has started to perish and I’d like to replace it. Any ideas, please?
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Bumblebee Girl
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Re: Canopy Trim

Postby Bumblebee Girl » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:36 pm

This is a better photo.
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Paul1954
Posts: 15
Location: Norfolk

Re: Canopy Trim

Postby Paul1954 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:34 pm

BG, smart looking Nipper.

A good source is likely to be an automotive spares suppler or a yacht chandler. Another option is to use a search engine to find something suitable from a supplier to the house window frame market. Of course other option is a supplier to the aviation industry, but that is usually £££.

Biggest problem is removing and replacing the nuts and bolts (6 BA?) and putting it all back together without cracking the canopy. Don’t try and drill out the new hole in the rubber, instead use a punch tool. Also, try and do the job bit-by-bit.

I have an idea I may have a small length of suitable rubber in my special box... but it may not be enough. If I don’t post I have... I don’t.

P.

Bumblebee Girl
Posts: 30

Re: Canopy Trim

Postby Bumblebee Girl » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:26 pm

Thanks for replying, Paul.

I heard from Nipper Kits yesterday who don’t have anything in and suggested I just source some rubber from the Internet. Half of it is still on the canopy frame, the remainder having perished and come off. At least I’ll get some fresh air in now, as I have no air vent! But I want it to be right.

Thank you for checking your spares: I appreciate it.

All the best...

Kate

Neil Spooner
Posts: 542
Location: Ardleigh, Colchester, Essex, UK
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Re: Canopy Trim

Postby Neil Spooner » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:41 pm

I have used Walker Rubber for most of my needs, very helpful......you can ask for a sample before you buy.

https://www.walker-rubber.co.uk/rubber-extrusions

Best wishes,

Neil
A little help goes a long way.
Nipper G-BRPM and G-BALS
RV4 G-IKON

Bumblebee Girl
Posts: 30

Re: Canopy Trim

Postby Bumblebee Girl » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:50 pm

That’s very helpful; thanks Neil.

All the best...

Kate


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