Sliding window weatherstrip.
This has gotta' be one of the oldest, oft repeated queries. I've spent a few minutes Googling, enough to convince me that I don't know the correct terminology.
We've got 5 horizontally sliding glass windows on the '84 Fu Hwa. One glass panel slides and the other is fixed in place. Unlike last weeks call for a chemistry expert, our single tracks for the movable glass panel are stainless steel and it looks as though the pile-faced plastic channel simply snaps into the stainless steel which has a rolled edge forming the catch for the 'P-F PC'.
Of the five windows, one of the four under the 'Europa' overhang has its sliding panel replaced with plastic. These four window have old weatherstrip in vaguely adequate condition. The fifth is exposed to weather and is over the galley counter; it apparently caused distress to a PO and was glued shut with silicone. I found the missing finger pull, happily before I made a new one, cut the silicone out and reattached the pull. The panel slides but the weatherstrip came out in clumps.
These windows look rectangular but are actually trapezoidal, so replacing the plastic panel with tinted safety glass will be more bother.
Three edges of the sliding panel are the aforementioned stainless channel with a channel-shaped snap-in pile-faced weatherstrip. The fourth edge is a stainless channel glued onto the fixed glass with, presumably, a snap-in pile-faced weatherstrip.
So, what's the stuff called? Anybody got a source? Anybody done the replacement? Do I have to disassemble the whole shebang to replace the plastic panel and the weatherstrip?