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Weather Stripping Needed

A home owner from Tustin says:
I'm interested in your product number 58-021. We have vacation trailer in Arizona that needs Window weatherstrip replacement. I bought Home Depots 3/16 by .156. The width was perfect but the pile height was too short. I'm looking for about a 3/16th height. In attempting to use the Home Depot product I noticed that none of the windows have an area to slide in the weatherstripping. Each end is blocked by a piece of metal. I tried starting at the bottom and sliding it in. It doesn't work. I had to snap in the zipper style weatherstripping which worked well. The problem is, they don't have the pile in my size, you do. But, yours is not the snap in style. Is there a way to get your style in without an opening at either end? Thank you.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for contacting us! This happens from time to time. Some windows have closed channels, preventing the wool pile from being replaced easily. I can only assume they were designed hoping you'd replace the window, not the seal. Fortunately, we have a work around. What we like to do is slide in one half of the base into the track and then work the other half in with a putty knife. With a little persistence you should be able to work in the whole length. Hopefully this helps!
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