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Yardley
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PostSubject: Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks!   Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks! EmptyWed Sep 29, 2021 7:30 pm

What's the secret to stopping the trunk hinges from leaking on last gen Rivs??? What moron designs a structure that needs to be mounted by poking holes in the bottom of a water channel??????
I've tried several times and am open to ideas.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks!   Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks! EmptyThu Sep 30, 2021 1:58 pm

Prop the hood open, detach the hinges one at a time and coat underside with bathtub caulk (or RTV silicone gasket paste). Set back in place, wipe around base of hinge to get the excess. Seam sealer (or epoxy) at those seams near the hinge.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks!   Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks! EmptyThu Sep 30, 2021 2:32 pm

Actually it's very easy Yardley.
CAR COVERS
I've been using car covers always, and I don't have any leaks.
I'm covering my car with 4 car covers. This method/idea can fix your problem in 5 seconds plus they aren't expensive
I'm happy with the result,car is always dry and they're very easy to replace.
Good luck brother. smile

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PostSubject: Re: Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks!   Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks! EmptyThu Sep 30, 2021 3:22 pm

Get those car covers off when the wind blows or you will regret it. I know I do!


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PostSubject: Re: Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks!   Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks! EmptyThu Sep 30, 2021 4:03 pm

Jack the R wrote:
Get those car covers off when the wind blows or you will regret it.  I know I do!



you mean they scratch the pain ?
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PostSubject: Re: Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks!   Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks! EmptyThu Sep 30, 2021 8:05 pm

Yes. When the seasons change and the wind gets blowing good a car cover will scratch your paint. I'm still kicking my self over that one.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks!   Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks! EmptyThu Sep 30, 2021 9:59 pm

stan wrote:
Jack the R wrote:
Get those car covers off when the wind blows or you will regret it.  I know I do!



you mean they scratch the pain ?

I meant to say " they scratch your paint " Haha but my phone always changes what I type.

Thanks for the advice, I'll see/ check the car tomorrow and will decide then.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks!   Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks! EmptyThu Sep 30, 2021 10:18 pm

I didn't get a scratch for months, then one big blow put scratches all over the car overnight. I thought it was safe, but it wasn't.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks!   Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks! EmptyThu Sep 30, 2021 11:11 pm

Thanx for the info. I'll inspect the car tomorrow, than see for myself. I'm using many layers of cover ( 4 covers) you think this way I'm giving the car some extra softness?
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PostSubject: Re: Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks!   Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks! EmptyFri Oct 01, 2021 1:28 am

Unless the innermost cover is extra soft I doubt it will make a difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks!   Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks! EmptySat Oct 02, 2021 1:41 pm

It's my driver so car covers are useless.
I've resealed several times. Still drips from the bottom of the bolts.
A piss poor design... drilling holes in a water channel then hoping to seal them afterward. Just stupid.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks!   Last Gen Trunk Hinge Leaks! EmptySat Oct 02, 2021 1:59 pm

Sachco Through The Roof is the best product I've found for sealing water leaks. I've used it on metal roofing but it should work on those trunk hinge bolts too.

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