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I think it's just a strip on either top/bottom but haven't dismantled the trim.
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When I had the side rails anodized I spent some time with finding a company that had a replacement of the rubber strip that went between the rail and coach. In the end I was able to locate some NOS that was bought at the Wanderlodge auction. If anybody is interested in this contact Terri at Starlight Motors 214-801-8043. At the time (6/2016) it was $1.75 per foot.
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When I had the side rails anodized I spent some time with finding a company that had a replacement of the rubber strip that went between the rail and coach. In the end I was able to locate some NOS that was bought at the Wanderlodge auction. If anybody is interested in this contact Terri at Starlight Motors 214-801-8043. At the time (6/2016) it was $1.75 per foot.
How did your side rails come off, did they give you a lot of trouble. I’ve been told that the screws can be problematic.

Did you anodize them to get them shiny again ?
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it was $1.75 per foot.
That is highway rubbery.

Oh, and you will need to refinish the aluminum before anodizing to get the shine back. If you just send them in to be reanodized they will come back worse than ever. You will need to polish them and put some kind of grain in them (if you like that). Anodizing by itself won't make anything shiny.
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That ebay vinyl trim is nothing like the original.
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That ebay vinyl trim is nothing like the original.
It is the stuff that fits in the channels of the aluminum trim, perfectly I might add. The original stuff was bowed out a bit more and shrunk a lot, but otherwise this is a perfect replacement.
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How did your side rails come off, did they give you a lot of trouble. I’ve been told that the screws can be problematic.

Did you anodize them to get them shiny again ?
During the restoration I had the side rails removed before the coach was prepped & repainted. See post Car Fire leads to bird damage! The removal was a bear to get all the screws holding the rails in place. Wanderlodge did not use stainless screws so over almost 30 yrs some of the screws were a b**ch to get out.

I had David Russell Anodizing take the rails and strip the old anodizing off and put new anodizing on. They were the only shop in Florida to have large enough tanks to hold the ones off the bird. And yes they came out very good.
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That is highway rubbery.
Yeah the pricing was very hard for me to swallow!! But after such a long search I paid it....
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As far as how they did anodizing Lefty's rails, they were excellent!!!
The reason being is that I picked them up from Russel's and brought them to KC's Mayonnaise Farm, may he RIP...

I had David Russell Anodizing take the rails and strip the old anodizing off and put new anodizing on. They were the only shop in Florida to have large enough tanks to hold the ones off the bird. And yes they came out very good.[/QUOTE]
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I didn't go that route.
I just had a vinyl guy cover the trim with gold speckle vinyl.
Looks good going on 4 years now and cost, if I remember, was around $125 here in Washington.
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