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Old July 25th, 2010, 01:11 PM
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Sunroof seal woes

When I got the defender from Dr. Aaron, the sunroof didn't leak but had been sealed with a ton of silicone all around the outside edge of the glass. I want to make the sunroof functional again so I scraped away all the excess silicone, removed the glass scraped it clean, resiliconed the outside of where the glass would meet the roof (around the rubber seal) but there is still a 1/4" gap with the glass all the way closed on the rear part of the glass...

Any suggestions? more silicone back there? attach weatherstripping of some kind to the back of the hole? to the back of the glass?
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Old July 25th, 2010, 02:37 PM
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mine leaks to the rear of the seal, by the knob. I think for mine at least, the water is coming in because the glass doesnt seat properly due to the linkage, not because of a seal issue.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 03:49 PM
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aaaaaand its a torrential downpour.
LOTS of water in the car right now, haha
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$150 for a new sunroof from RDS.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 04:57 PM
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yeah, i got belted in Alexandria too.....Im pretty sure it was my fault, i washed my Rover yesterday....even put wax on it. D-90 Gods must have been ticked that I put wax where mud belonged.


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aaaaaand its a torrential downpour.
LOTS of water in the car right now, haha
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Old July 25th, 2010, 05:31 PM
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yeah, i got belted in Alexandria too.....Im pretty sure it was my fault, i washed my Rover yesterday....even put wax on it. D-90 Gods must have been ticked that I put wax where mud belonged.
Ha - I waxed mine when I first got it. It made it much easier to see all the paint flaws, haha.

- now that the rain stopped I pulled the glass and added an Ace hardware door weatherstrip to the inner edge... lets see how this works
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Mine leaks also...Try some more silicone
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$150 for a new sunroof from RDS.
Thats for an aluminum panel/insert, not a true sun roof. But, I did pick up a new sunroof kit from The Sunroof Dr for roughly $180. You'll have to do some trimming though.
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make sure the rear of tray is flush, and tight, lots comes down the roof and goes under the frame of the sunroof.
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Thats for an aluminum panel/insert, not a true sun roof. But, I did pick up a new sunroof kit from The Sunroof Dr for roughly $180. You'll have to do some trimming though.
I was told you can swap out the metal for the glass in a factory one that leaks.
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Still leaking... a lot.
Although it mostly seems to be coming from the front where the glass meets the roof. I've injected silicone, added sticky weatherstripping, then added it to the glass side too, all the same. I'm trying Vaseline around it next, if that doesnt work i'm removing the glass, and siliconing it shut from the outside, although I'd really like to have a functioning flip-up sunroof
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Thats for an aluminum panel/insert, not a true sun roof. But, I did pick up a new sunroof kit from The Sunroof Dr for roughly $180. You'll have to do some trimming though.
Are you talking about the Military Sunroof listed on George's site? I bought one of them and it is a true sunroof kit. Seals and all.
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