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Shower Issues Down Under

Chris, thanks for taking the time to put up so much information on your blog. The internet is amazing in it’s reach – even her in Sydney, Australia.!

We have an old frameless glass shower that has a glued on PVC type strip with a felt seal to stop the water escaping. Over time it has gone moldy and is quite disgusting and impossible to clean (the felt) . I want to remove it , but am unsure of what to use to get it off. So far a screwdriver has just resulted in the hinges developing a creak after I applied down ward pressure to lever off the strip.

Any suggestions.? Also a replacement strategy / recommendation would be great.

Much appreciated and happy to show you around if you ever make it down under.

 

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Hi Ashley,

Thanks for your kind words. Glad to know that people are reading my blog in Sydney!

I would use a solvent to soften the glue before trying to remove the plastic strip. Something like “Goof-off” or “Goo Gone” should do the trick. These are products that you won’t have to worry about harming your glass in any way. Try to get the stuff in underneath the strip, between the plastic and the glass, if you can.

As far as replacement… I have never seen what you are describing before. The standard seals for frameless doors these days are all-plastic. Usually polycarbonate, acrylic, or a combination of both. They should be fairly easy to find, I would imagine, even in Australia. Check with your local glass shop. If you can’t find anything, let me know, and we’ll see if we can figure out how to get you something.

Thanks again, and best to you and yours!

Chris

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