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Leaky Sunroof

Post by LeakySunroof » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:45 pm

Sunroof lets water in sometimes - ways to fix?



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Re: Leaky Sunroof

Post by DannyH » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:59 pm

Which kind of sunroof? Factory Fit - sliding, or Glass Popup - dealer fit?


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Re: Leaky Sunroof

Post by LeakySunroof » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:05 pm

Original Glass pop up, I believe



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Re: Leaky Sunroof

Post by mark1gls » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:10 pm

Your Sunroof is an aftermarket type, VW at the factory only fitted metal type sunroofs.

Have you tried cleaning the seal then smearing on some Vaseline or silicone grease to the seal to soften it up a little and help seal it to the glass?

Is there a make or any marking on the handle etc to see if you can buy a new seal?


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Re: Leaky Sunroof

Post by DannyH » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:13 pm

Pop it out,red button detaches it, give it a really good clean, especially the rubber.

An old toothbrush helps. Dry it off you can use a gentle heat on a hairdryer

Some people suggest using vaseline well worked in as this will cause the rubber to swell, but others are horrified at the thought of putting vaseline near rubber?

The choice is yours.

If this fails there's a company that does replacement seals for around £70. I seem to remember they're in Bristol. If your car is damp anyway this can condense on the glass and drip down.

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Re: Leaky Sunroof

Post by the edmundator » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:24 pm

Cap’n Tolley’s Creeping Crack Cure might be your friend in the interim, but a new seal or rubber washers where the bolts go through the glass are likely to be what you need to fix the leak(s) altogether.


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Re: Leaky Sunroof

Post by scrumpyone » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:33 am

DannyH wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:13 pm

If this fails there's a company that does replacement seals for around £70. I seem to remember they're in Bristol.
https://www.bristolsunroofs.co.uk/


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Re: Leaky Sunroof

Post by LeakySunroof » Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:28 am

Awesome, thanks. I’ll give it a good clean and go from there.