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Post by Logi on Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:16 pm

.. on the bad luck going round. My f*****g sunroof's leaking!!! Crying or Very sad
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:22 pm

I thought that's what aftermarket sunroofs do? Razz

I've fitted a couple over the years and they leaked even after I messed and messed with them Sad

The glass fits the frame when you unpack the kit new, but then you fit the frame to a car roof which isn't the same flat shape as the frame, so to make the frame seal to the car you end up warping the frame to suit the roof, but then the glass doesn't seal right.... thus the circle of messing which follows.

But I bet a man of your calibre can get it rightish with patience and fettling.
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Post by Logi on Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:26 pm

I'll bet a man of my calibre can get it sealed with silicone Wink
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:44 pm

Fuck silicon, get yourself some PU adhesive, its the stuff they stick cars together with nowadays on all the seams in the body shells and bond in the windscreens etc. It is unbelievable stuff, sticks to stuff like nothing else, plus it sets pretty quickly as its a chemical reaction, I've made engine mounts and suspension bushes out of it when hard to get and they have lasted years!!!

I keep buying this one:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/P-U-Adhesive-Sealant-white-not-tiger-seal-sudal-sealer-/140864787973?_trksid=p4340.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D2832576315998251532%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D140847067539%26

But there are lots of different brands:-

Tru-Flex

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-x-QUALITY-POLYURETHANE-SEALANT-310ml-BLACK-ADHESIVE-BONDING-PU-TIGER-SEAL-EQV-/200658080925?pt=UK_Body_Shop_Supplies_Paint&hash=item2eb827549d

Tigerseal

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UPOL-TIGER-SEAL-PU-ADHESIVE-SEALANT-tigerseal-BLACK-/300785910332?pt=UK_Body_Shop_Supplies_Paint&hash=item46083cc23c

Sikaflex

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SIKAFLEX-252-ADHESIVE-Caravan-GRP-panels-Body-kits-spoilers-etc-black-/300796871086?pt=UK_Campervan_Caravan_Accessories&hash=item4608e401ae

Word or warning though, once you crack open the metal seal on the tube, give it a month and the whole tube is rock solid rubber. The other great feature of the stuff is its easily sanded back and easily painted over. I've stuck front lip bumper spoilers to together with it and they'll never come off without loads of scoring with a knife etc.
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Post by Logi on Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:34 pm

Kinda like this? Wink

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Post by toastiee on Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:27 pm

sun roof !! very flash Laughing
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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:46 pm

aye that's the same stuff, preaching to the choir hey :p

ain't it a pain to get off your hands, takes weeks to wear away.
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Post by Logi on Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:54 pm

Know what you mean, felt like Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean bit with "the black spot" Laughing
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