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PostPosted: July 21, 2014, 10:31 pm 
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Hey guys,

I'm looking for a very flexible U-shaped trim to do the edges of my hood etc. Anyone know a good product? Panels are 0.050" thick and I want as thin as possible. Mcmaster Carr is out because they are weenies :roll:

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PostPosted: July 21, 2014, 11:42 pm 
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Cory,
Get the real rubber, not vinyl. However, sometimes it is tough to get it to stick well to aluminum. I like the J style. It has more surface on the back side for the adhesive to grab onto.
http://www.aircraftspruce.ca/search/sea ... EL&x=0&y=0

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PostPosted: July 23, 2014, 8:35 pm 
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I didn't know McMaster-Carr were weenies so I ordered their 1/16" U-channel. It's about 3/8" wide and only about 1/8" thick so it works great on my hood edges. No glue, it just stays there.
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PostPosted: July 23, 2014, 10:59 pm 
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Thanks guys.

Aircraft Spruce has a good selection, if a little spendy. Also need some "E" channel which they have, so thanks for that link.

The problem with Mcmaster Carr is they won't sell to Canadians.... even if shipped to a US address and use a US card. Once they flag you, they won't sell to you at all. Hence the "weenie" part. Disappointing as they have a nice selection of stuff.

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PostPosted: July 23, 2014, 11:45 pm 
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Oz has stores dedicated to rubber sections that you buy in lengths, Shirley the USA does too?


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PostPosted: July 24, 2014, 8:25 am 
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Don't know what Shirley has, but these guys have lots of extruded stuff. I have never bought anything from them.

http://www.restorationspecialties.com/

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