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Leaking Hood Repair

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by TaffZee, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. TaffZee

    TaffZee Zorg Guru (V)
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    Started repairing my leaking hood, after removing the hood where it attaches to the body, and after a quick water test I found that it was the Sealing Strip that was leaking and not the hood strip:mad:

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    !5 years of muck...

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    So 4 bolts later and a lot of pulling out came the sealing strip:

    (Will get around to that decking when I can:oops:)

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    Which left me a major job of cleaning of all the old sealer. In the picture you can also see the roof drain box..Flushed this out as well. I used a hair drier to soften the sealer and old credit card to scrape the soft sealer off, I then collected a ball of sealer and using this pushed and pulled it into any remaining sealer and used this to remove the remaining sealer, finally I have used Evo Stik Solvent remover to get any residue off. P8100019.JPG P8100016.JPG

    But after a bit of patience and elbow grease:

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    So all the old sealer has been cleaned off (the brown stuff is an abysmal attempt to stop the leak) and its ready for assembly tomorrow, fingers crossed the weather will be dry.


    Success:)

    Sorry didnt take any more photos, Got stuck in early this morning and my wife had the camera in her bag and disappeared shopping for two hours:mad: but I have cured the leak 100% had the hosepipe full on the back of the hood not one drop of water, I think the key was removing all the old sealer, I fitted the new Butyl strip to the bodywork of the car not the plastic trim, left the paper on until the plastic trim was in place, and then gently peeled the paper of and loosely tightened the 4 bolts, I then put the Butyl trip on the outside of the trim that I had just attached to the car and again left the paper backing on until the plastic hood trim was in place. I then located the bolts into the trim and starting from the middle outward tightened the bolts.

    The only problem I come across was space, I am not built to be knelt on the seats working in confined spaces, but the job was a lot easier than I thought, another 15 years of a non leaking hood to look forward to:drinks:
     
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  2. badman gee

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    Good stuff, it's not easy to sort.
     
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    Ps the decking looks great :ymdevil:
     
  4. TaffZee

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    Dont you start my missus gets enough digs in :) I promise it will be done for the winter:nailbiting:
     
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    Get that dekin stained u.lol
    Enjoyin a beer been a hard day for us lot
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  6. badman gee

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    My fence needs staining as well.

    Will get it done before winter!
     
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    It looks like it needs a few coats jim!

    :arghh:
     
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    Great write up TaffZee, hope it stays dry for you tomorrow.
     
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    Am I supposed to feel sorry for you?

    Where are you? Hope your all enjoying yourself;) Wish I was with you... roll on 14th September need some relaxation and sun
     
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    Bit of a snag, while cleaning the sealer off the sealing strip (the part on the in need of attention decking) I have noticed a run of what can only be described as draft excluder this type of stuff:

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    Do I replace it? or carry on with just the Butyl Sealer, is it there for a purpose? perhaps its to stop the Butyl from sagging during hot weather? Argh nothing is Simple:(
     
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    Bad Boy, you stain everything........

    Jim, get a hardtop........

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  12. badman gee

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    Oh yes!
     
  13. badman gee

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    I've found a 60 degree wash gets rid of the staines
     
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    Light weight, me, 90c.........
     
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    Great work so far! :cool:

    I'll tidy this thread up once you have completed the job, and add it to the knowledge base and Wiki.
     

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