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JeepFreak12 11-30-2012 07:43 AM

Roof Rack Delete
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So I took off the roof rack the other day and im in love with it. I plugged all the holes with some Christmas tree clips and silicone. But i want to lay a new rubber strip along the side to make it look nicer. Anyone have any idea where to get some rubber strips? Its almost 1" wide.

TJXJWJ 12-03-2012 02:36 PM

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Yeah buddy...I had a hard time with it, but once I got used to the nice, clean look, I love it too. No leaks either, and I did the same thing you did.

Are you talking about laying rubber inside the "gutter" channel? Check out some industrial supply places like or I spent quite a bit of time cleaning the goop off of mine when I was done removing the supports. I was contemplating doing a black stripe in each gutter too, but decided against it. You might look for thick black pinstriping?

JeepFreak12 12-03-2012 03:23 PM

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I found a website. Rubber Sheet and Rubber Roll | RubberSheetRoll, RSR Co I think I'm going to order some from there. You can order it with adhesive already on it. The WJ looks so much better without the roof rack! One mod I'm glad I did.

TJXJWJ 12-03-2012 05:03 PM

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Post some pics when you install this stuff!

JeepFreak12 12-03-2012 06:39 PM

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Will do!

Gus9890 12-06-2012 01:30 AM

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You can also get it at ( I think that was the site) I know they have it in carbon fiber, dunno if they have anything else.

JeepFreak12 12-06-2012 12:06 PM

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I placed my order with the web site i stated earlier. Total came to $57 for 1" wide, 3/8" thick by 16' long roll with adhesive already applied. Not to expensive. The channel depth is about 1/2" but i wanted to leave some there just for looks. I should have it in about a week so ill post some before and after pics of it.

Gus9890 12-06-2012 01:40 PM

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Mr.Jaydeem 02-24-2013 10:05 PM

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In for pics. I'm debating to do the same. I already have my cross bars off. I just want to take the rack off but dont want to leave it expose to rain and etc.

JeepFreak12 02-25-2013 05:44 AM

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Just use some small Christmas tree clips with a little silicon on them. That's how i sealed them and once it warms up here ill be laying down a strip of new rubber in the channel where the rack used to sit.

TJXJWJ 02-25-2013 06:35 AM

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You can also use the same stuff I used in the "gutter"...found it on ebay, but also saw that my local Autozone carries it. It's got 3m adhesive on the back and is just a little narrower than the gutter.

Mr.Jaydeem 02-25-2013 09:07 AM

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that looks pretty sweet. I wonder if they make one just like it but a tad wider. how much will i need?

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