Replacing the worn black ugly rubber seal was a must do job after the painting was finished. It was a pain in the ass to remove the old rubber – but elbow grease, a blade and paint thinner got the job done.
I purchased a $39 roll of white ‘Hatch & Pop Top Foam’ from Catalina Direct. Sticky on one side, it was easy to apply and manipulate around the various curves. One roll was enough to seal the Pop Top and Forward Hatch.