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January 01, 2021 2 min read

Replacing the side sweep or acrylic seal of your shower door isn’t difficult, but it does involve more measuring, marking and cutting than either the door stop or the bottom sweep:

  1. Remove the old acrylic side seal and clean thoroughly to remove dirt, mildew and debris.
  2. Put the edge of the new seal on the floor, against the hinge side of your door.
  3. Mark the top of the bottom seal. You will need this mark so you can cut a notch in the side sweep to accommodate the bottom seal of your door.
  4. For each hinge of your door: Mark the top and bottom of the hinge and the top and bottom of the central opening (moving part) of the hinge. There will be a total of 4 marks per hinge.
  5. Mark the top edge of your glass door on the new seal
  6. Next, we will be cutting the seal into 3 pieces and making some notches in them. You will need a pair of cutting pliers.
  7. Make a full cut through the top mark.
  8. Make full cuts through the 2nd and 3rd of each group of hinge marks. DO NOT cut through the first (bottom sweep) mark you made.
  9. Discard the small pieces that were in the center of each hinge. You should be left with a top, bottom and middle piece.
  10. Next we need to cut some notches so that the sweep fits around the hinges and bottom seal.
  11. Using a pair of cutting pliers, cut the two side lips off of the edge of the acrylic from the horizontal mark you made before to the end, on both ends of the bottom and middle pieces.
  12. For the top piece, you will only cut one notch on the bottom end (to accommodate the top hinge).
  13. Snap the 3 pieces into place, making sure that the lip or “drip edge” is facing the inside of your shower.