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80-100 or 80-102

A quick learner from Orlando says:
My rail measure 3/8" high and 3/16" wide. It is also T-shaped at the top and definitely not round. The glass door is 8 foot high and heavy. Which do you recommend the 80-100 or 80-102 and is there any special installation such as glue or crimping needed for the topper to fit over the rail properly.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
I believe the 80-100 would be a better choice. However, the 80-100 will increase the height of your door track by 1/8". Make sure you have the clearance on the height when you go to reinstall your sliding door. Also, check your rollers on the sliding door - the rollers may be the reason your track got damaged in the first place. To install the track cover: cut the track down to size, then drill a 7/64" hole on both ends and install a small sheet metal screw (swisco #33-071). Drill those holes through the steel track cover and into your old existing track. Drill the holes as close to the edge so not to interfere with the sliding motion of the patio glass door rollers.
A quick learner from Chicago says:
What do you cut it with?
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
You must use a hacksaw with a sharp blade. Use a sharp drill bit when drilling for the two set screws on the ends of the track. The track covers are made of stainless steel.
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