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Leak roof to body seal. Help needed!

Discussion in 'The Beauty Parlour' started by Polly, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. Polly

    Polly Regular Member
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    Hi all, well I have treated myself to a new roof last week, which looks lovely. However, I still have a leak in my boot. I have stripped everything out and by process of elimation and a watering can, I've found that water is getting in by the rubber seal between the roof and the boot. I've read a few threads on here already but unsure of what to do first. The rubber seal looks in ok condition and no holes are visible, what do you suggest?
    Polly
     
  2. GazHyde

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    If water is coming in where I think it is from your description, then surely your first port of call is to whoever fitted it? Doesn't sound like it's been bonded in correctly.

    I assume you are referring to the area in pictures 2 & 4/5 in this thread by @TaffZee? https://zroadster.org/threads/leaking-hood-repair.3357/
     
  3. Polly

    Polly Regular Member
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    Thanks Gary, will get on to the hood place Monday.
     
  4. hard top

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    If I read this as you posted it, you had the leak before the new soft top was put on?
    If so, then you can not blame the company that did the job (in my book)
     
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    Entirely possible that you had 2 different leaks. Perhaps the new roof cured one but made another, if it's coming between the new roof and the body. If they check their work and find the leaks is not due to their workmanship then they would be in the right to ask for payment to fix it?
    Did your centre caps land yet Polly?


    Tony.
     
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    I think Ms. Polly that whoever took your old top off should have been able to see where you had a problem and fixed it with the new install. If not then if it turns out the leak is where the original was I would expect them to accept responsibility and repair it. Also, as T- said it may be a new leak which they should fix for you. Hard one to call either way. Good luck! JIM
     
  7. zedonist

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    The hood should be bonded all the way round the back with a thick bitumen strip, hopefully they fitted a new one. Other boot leak areas are the antenna and the 3rd brake light
     
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    As well, a poor adjusted lid. Check the rubber surround. Put a bit of pressure as you go around the lid and see if there is any play that may let water through. JIM
     
  9. Polly

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    Yes thankyou so much Tony, arrived Friday. Well it was damp before but due to the back windscreen being split and water getting in. I've checked the antenna and the break light and its definitely not these. I'll speak to the company tomorrow and see what they suggest as water is pouring in and pools down to where the battery is. I'll keep you updated! Polly
     
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    In addition to other suggestions, it may worth checking drainage points incase they have become obstructed during maintenance work.
    Rainwater should run around the outer rim to drainage channels behind each door jamb - if you open the hood slightly you should be able to see them easier.
     
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