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Track cover recommendations

A home owner from St. Marys, GA says:
Have (4) 6' Peachtree sliding doors alomost 30 years old.

1. Tracks are worn. One with noticeable dip likely from track digging in. Do you recommend 80-102 or is there an advantage of going with 80-106.
2. I understand that 80-106 can be revited or screwed down. What about 80-102. I used a track cover on one door thinking that I was supposed to crimp the track cover down? Didn't work. Glue it down? What do I do about the dip?

Sorry no pictures at present. Thansk for your help.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
I have used both products, but the 80-102 is easier to use. What I do is remove the patio door, maybe file down the bad spots if they are really bad, then put the track cover on to the existing track. It should just snap on, but sometimes you have to install a screw at each end so as to not to interfere with the rollers. Use a short #6 X3/8" pan head screw for this, like our 33-071. When you reinstall the sliding door, the weight of the door will hold down the center of the track.

Installing the 80-106 takes a little more work, as you have to cut away the old damaged track. That is the hardest part after, but after that you just have to screw down the 80-106.
A quick learner from St. Marys, GA says:
A follow up question please. If I elect to use the 80-106, can I grind down the track versus cutting? But, in the final analysis am I better off with the 80-102. Just a little worried about the dip in the track causing the track cover to dip as well. Thanks for you patience.
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
It's not a problem at all! Personally, I would use track cover first, as I find that it's easier to install. It's ultimately up to you though. As for grinding or cutting--again, it's a matter of whatever is easier for you. Both would work.
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