Our '59 Shasta was attacked in the past by someone with limited abilities at choosing and applying caulk and various other types of sealers. We are now trying to remove the drip rail, scrape the exterior skin and drip rail, clean then reapply with a better type of sealant (probably butyl tape). Scraping the aluminum skin is a bearable task, but trying to clean the drip rail is daunting. If there is somewhere we can buy new drip rail I would be willing to spend the money. Does anyone know where this can be purchased?
However, they only come in white and like their website says, you would need to strip the paint if you want to expose the aluminum.
Oops, sorry. You said drip edge.
Tom Secreto at ynotrestorations sent me this a while back too.
Jay yes we do sell drip edge and awning rail just like the original stuff! The price for 14' mill finish aluminum drip edge is 19.95 each. and 20' awning rail is $25.41 each. And to ship we would cut into 8' length for shipping tube to go Ups also plus shipping. Thanks Jay let me know if I can help you with anything. Tony Secreto 1-877-88-RETRO
Hope this helps.
Last Edit: Jan 18, 2010 18:26:36 GMT -5 by jaydar1968
Clamp the drip rail to a table and lightly go at with the wheel. I will help get the caulk and stuff off of the back. You will not see the scratches on the back of the drip rail when it is attached to the trailer.
You could also look at a silicone remover to help with the caulk issue. It might help break it down a bit...
I purchased an 8 foot section of their drip rail and the profile is so close to the original that it is almost spooky. I just needed a small chunk to complete a back edge. They are local to me so shipping was not needed.