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Old 03-06-2015, 12:07 PM   #1
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Question Sun roof ideas

Hey guys I recently bought a 2001 SC1.
The sun roof has a leak.
I tried to fix it, but at this point I just want the leak sealed.
I used Gorilla Clear Repair which looks fine to me.
But my car has too much moisture in it even after drying in the sun for a day.
Now the tape has moisture on the back side.
I have the windows down again and am hoping the tape dries and keeps working.

I was wondering if anyone has used silicone, or any other fix that has worked for this? I am more worried about a water tight seal than looks but if I can have both is prefer it.

Thanks for the help.

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Old 03-06-2015, 03:41 PM   #2
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Where is your sunroof leaking?

I know you said you had given up trying to fix it but depending on what you have done it may not take too much more to keep it from leaking.

However, silicone sealant around the glass is the standard course of action for a sunroof that you don't want to leak anymore. The best way to put it on would be using a caulk gun from the hardware store and lay a nice bead between the rubber on the glass and the roof of the car. This fix will be mostly permanent because getting the silicone off later is a major pain. Make sure you are pretty much set that you never want it working again before you go this route.

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Old 03-06-2015, 04:44 PM   #3
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Where is your sunroof leaking?

I know you said you had given up trying to fix it but depending on what you have done it may not take too much more to keep it from leaking.

However, silicone sealant around the glass is the standard course of action for a sunroof that you don't want to leak anymore. The best way to put it on would be using a caulk gun from the hardware store and lay a nice bead between the rubber on the glass and the roof of the car. This fix will be mostly permanent because getting the silicone off later is a major pain. Make sure you are pretty much set that you never want it working again before you go this route.
To add to that, there is a silicon caulk that is removable. DAP Seal n Peel is one example of this type of caulk.

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Old 03-09-2015, 01:10 PM   #4
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I used gorilla clear tape for starters and its working so far, if it ends up failing I'll go the silicone route. Thanks for the help. It seems I'm going to prob need a battery now, its died twice while parked, and no date on the battery, but it looks old.

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Old 03-09-2015, 01:32 PM   #5
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Did you clean the drain tubes? If they clog, the water will spill over the pan onto the headliner, into the car.

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Old 03-09-2015, 01:41 PM   #6
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I never even looked for the drain tubes, due to the sun roof not even being able to close all the way, I took it apart and got it set level, then screwed it back in, and then let it dry out in the sun, then I put one clear layer of that gorilla tape around it, its barely noticeable. And so far its held up. Not sure what to expect out of it yet, but it says it gets stronger over time. I figured the tape would clean off easy if I ever felt like fixing the thing, with a little adhesive remover.

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