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Hi there.

 

I fitted a new seal a while ago but the tailgate has always sat too high. The profile of the rubber seal - a round section - is way too big.  I see rarebits has closed down.  Anyone any idea where I might get the correct profile seal from?

 

 

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Dave Boswell

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bill still has some stock but doesnt run as a business now  send him a e mail and ask

 

failing that places like

 

 https://www.coh-baines.co.uk/

 

make just about anything you could wish for

 

search the profile and rubber you want and order a few mtrs 

 

then there woolies trim   http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/     also used by many 

 

Pete

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Don't use any kind of bubble or rolled seal, it only traps air. Use a flat or flap seal of this sort of profile:

 

 

https://www.coh-baines.co.uk/products/DX-72-%252d-Composite-self-grip-type-draught-excluder.html

 

You'll need to confirm the dimensions of this one; I'm just using it to illustrate the profile.

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Don't use any kind of bubble or rolled seal, it only traps air. Use a flat or flap seal of this sort of profile:

 

 

The regular bubble profiles are too large and won't compress sufficiently, trapped air or not. There is a perforated seal which I've supplied for other applications, it expels the air but won't collapse sufficiently in the GT6 application.

 

The original GT6 Seal was of course a bubble type, a strangely complex profile formed with a double contact area in a 'B' profile. This is no longer available, however the low-profile bubble section I've been selling for the past 8 years has been well received by those who've used it. It was extensively tested in 2009 and has been popular ever since. The single lip type has been subject to a lot of negative feedback, though Colin has evidently found it adequate in his case. It is a cheap profile to buy - look for Herald/Spitfire/GT6 bulkhead seal as this is what many specialists offer in this application.

 

Cheers,

Bill.

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Thanks Bill - it was YOUR lip seal that I had purchased, in fact more than once so ended up with quite a length for my two early Heralds. I diverted an excess piece and used it on the tailgate where it worked a treat! I found it great stuff as it allows the tailgate to lock in place, it just drops in with a click and no force required and the seal is merely to provide the rainproofing and draughtproofing.

As you say, the regular bubble profile sold by so many won't compress so it holds the door up off the aperture; you can go for the thinner rubber version which compresses better but always seems on the point of collapse even when new. It's hard to decide by mail-order; I've bought more off the roll at shows where i can handle it and see the profile / quality at first hand.

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Thanks Bill - it was YOUR lip seal that I had purchased, in fact more than once so ended up with quite a length for my two early Heralds. I diverted an excess piece and used it on the tailgate where it worked a treat! I found it great stuff as it allows the tailgate to lock in place, it just drops in with a click and no force required and the seal is merely to provide the rainproofing and draughtproofing.

 

Hah!

I've seen it ruck under in tight corners, which is how it often leaks. But if it works for you ...

 

 

As you say, the regular bubble profile sold by so many won't compress so it holds the door up off the aperture; you can go for the thinner rubber version which compresses better but always seems on the point of collapse even when new. It's hard to decide by mail-order; I've bought more off the roll at shows where i can handle it and see the profile / quality at first hand.

 

I'll still be getting to ocasional shows in one guise or another, make sure you have a look at my low profile seal when you get a chance. There are quite a lot of them in circulation fitted to GT6s, you'll find a few of them at most Triumph shows if you're nosy enough...

 

Cheers,

Bill.

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