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Message posted by edwind22/5/2013 at 10:26am
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I have bought some new Herzim strip to replace the 'shrunk' and discoloured ones on our caravan, any tips on fitting?

Thanks in advance, Edwin

Message posted by jeff juke22/5/2013 at 10:55am
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Put it in a bucket of hot water this will make it more pliable.Start at bottom end of rail and fit one edge in.Take a flat screw driver and "Draw"it up the other edge till it slips in..hope this helps.

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Message posted by edwind22/5/2013 at 11:15am
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Thanks Jeff, will give that a go at weekend,

Edwin

Message posted by jeff juke22/5/2013 at 11:18am
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No probs..

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Message posted by jayc00122/5/2013 at 1:51pm
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Took me about a hour per side and my bloody finger sand thumbs were killing me. As above ease one side in then use a flat blade to tease the other.

There must be a tool for it that the manufacturers use.

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Message posted by jeff juke22/5/2013 at 3:48pm
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It might be this a rubber insert tool for car windscreens but the channel of the awning rail does not flex and its not that deep..




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Message posted by Jesscar22/5/2013 at 7:33pm
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Some kind of block of plastic works well for pushing it in, and won't damage the van if (when) you slip.

I used one of the thick plastic shims that came with a UPVC window.

Message posted by edwind22/5/2013 at 7:45pm
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My son is a windscreen fitter, he is away on hols at moment so might wait for him to return and help with the main replacements. Jeff's advice with the bucket of hot water sounds like the way to go, making the strip more flexible will certainly help. I will start with a small section and hopefully will master the job.

Edwin

Message posted by Alan-C26/5/2013 at 9:17pm
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Put it in a bowl of hot water to soften. ease in one side the use the back of a spoon to

push other side in. Worked a treat for me.

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