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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Wet Carpet - Interior Leak Problems   Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:56 pm

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I have water leaking in the trunk around the bolt for the trunk hinge.  Is the bolt attached to the trunk hinge and what is the best way to seal it?  It looks like the factory sealed it with some tar like material.


Mine leaked there also. I used some clear silicone around the attachment points and that sealed it.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Wet Carpet - Interior Leak Problems   Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:39 pm

So I ended up loosening the nuts and lifted the hinge and put some seam sealer around the holes. It stopped the water leaking around the bolts, but I am still getting some water coming in around a seam where two panels meet. I'll have to double check the seam in the trunk channel to see if I missed a spot.

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Wet Carpet - Interior Leak Problems   Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:26 pm

The factory seam sealer can dry out and shrink. It's worth looking at all of it. It may need to be peeled off and re-sealed. Seam sealer is cheap! wink Are you in a hot/dry climate? (just curious)
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Wet Carpet - Interior Leak Problems   Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:56 pm

deekster_caddy wrote:
The factory seam sealer can dry out and shrink. It's worth looking at all of it. It may need to be peeled off and re-sealed. Seam sealer is cheap! wink Are you in a hot/dry climate? (just curious)

The factory seam sealer was dried out and falling apart, so I had removed the old and applied new seam sealer. I must have missed a spot the first time around. I don't live in a dry climate.

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