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Gasket®Line is a registrated trademark of Linum Europe.
With Gasket@Line installers and manufacturers can order in a quick and organized way commercial gaskets.
This can be custom made (PVC compound) or on length, on roll or per linear meter.

 

WHY DOES MY NEW DOOR GASKET SEEMS TO BE TOO LONG?

We sometimes receive calls from customers who claim that we have shipped the wrong size door gasket. Upon our return inspection, we inspect the returned gasket only to discover that the size is as the customer requested.
When we see a problem such as this, we know from experience that our customer just needs a little reminder that vinyl door gaskets do have weight and when hung vertically from the top of the door, the gasket will most likely stretch in length. This stretching is due to the flexible nature of vinyl.
It is important to remember that when installing the new gasket, that the corners, both top and bottom, must be secured first. Failure to follow this procedure may result in having a door gasket that is too long for the door.

It is also important to remember that when replacing a door gasket, that the new gasket be layed flat and then measured while still in a horizontal position. Only then should the old gasket be removed and the new gasket installed.

Caution:

Never use harsh abrasive cleaners on vinyl door gaskets. The use of chemical cleaners on door gaskets can cause the vinyl gasket to break down, and will dramatically reduce the life of the product. We advise the use of our PRO-801 Cleaner.
DOOR: NEW DOOR GASKET

False
  • PVC door gasket material will always stretch when hung vertically
  • New gasket overhangs the door
RIGHT
  • Always secure PVC gasket at corners before installing remaining gasket material.

GENERAL TIPS TO ORDER AND TO INSTALL CUSTOM MADE GASKET FRAMES

Before installing
  • First of all the gasket must get used to the ambient temperature before unfolding it.
  • Always hold the gasket frame at the corners in order not to break the magnetic strip.
  • Clean the surfaces on which the gasket has to be mounted thoroughly (door or cabinet contours).
Installation
  • Larger gaskets are folded for shipment. The gasket has some folds when unfolding. This folds are temporary and disappear quickly.
  • The use of a heat gun or hair dryer to soften the vinyl will aid in reshaping any remaining distortions.
  • Always secure gasket at corners before installing remaining gasket material.
Magnetic gaskets
  • Magnetic gaskets show a lesser force of attraction shortly after their installation. They always need a few weeks to develop a maximum attraction.
Repair
  • Torn gaskets can be possibly be repaired by welding the gap or by gluing them with special glue for gaskets.
CLEANING ADVICE
We advise you, when selling or installing PVC door gaskets, to inform your client in advance regarding the advised cleaning procedures:

1Incorrect cleaning procedure
It seems that a lot of enthusiastic cleaners clean the sealing with a cloth that contains a sharp item (e.g. a knife or a stick). Often the top side is being cut while front and bottom side are still fine.

2Incorrect use of cleaner
Very aggressive cleaners are often being used. Because of the change in composition of PVC compounds, this has an earlier influence on the life expectancy of the door sealing.

3Which cleaner?
For cleaning you can recommend a professional cleaner. Spray it on the gasket and only wipe with a cloth. So don’t use any sharp objects! We advise the use of the LINUM professional cleaner PRO-801.