Self-grip trims are commonly used on inspection hatches, access panels and service areas. Although they do not provide any sealing function, they are regularly used around the edge of hatches to hide sharp or uneven surface edges and minimise the chance of injury. They can also be used for decorative purposes to enhance the visual appearance of untidy fibreglass, plastic or sheet metal.
Self-grip hatch trims contain a metal reinforced spine that allows the section to hold itself onto the panel edge without the need for additional adhesive. This allows the section to preserve its shape and withstand impact, protecting the underlying surface. As self-gripping trims do not need to be bonded onto the edge, they can be easily removed, repositioned and replaced.
To identify a suitable replacement, you will need to measure the thickness of the panel where the trim will be fitted.