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Old 13th June 2019, 19:12
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Hi all, I need a bit of help from the experienced MX250 builders. My rear window is letting water in!!!!!

When I had it painted the paint shop fitted the rear window and bonded the rubber to the shell of the roof, so not leaking there. They didn't however (despite me reminding them) glue up the drain holes in the top (bottom on the Renault 5) of the seal so I filled the entire gap across the top with Tiger Seal. Still leaking.

Then I set to running tiger seal between the glass and the outside lip of the seal which has slowed it down but still it leaks. And my window seal looks a right mess as I am not the neatest or most patient with a sealant gun in my hands.

I have a feeling (by the way the seal sits in the frame) that the paint shop did not trim the 'frame' enough and the whole thing is sitting proud of the frame instead of in it.

Seriously considering getting another seal of Fleabay, popping the window out and starting again, however I would welcome any advice.

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Old 14th June 2019, 23:58
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Probably yes, it took me a couple of goes to get it right.
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Old 16th June 2019, 21:11
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Cheers Landmann.
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Old 19th June 2019, 22:31
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So, new seal arrived. I thinking pop the window out and check the 'frame' has been trimmed correctly?? I cant remember (or find the thread) but I think the frame has to be 5mm wider than the glass all the way around???

I am then thinking an approach as follows:

1, Tiger seal the drain holes in the seal and leave 24 hours
2, Tiger seal the seal to the glass and leave 24 hours
3, Fit the seal (and glass) to the frame, mask up and tiger seal the B******S out of the seal / frame

Any advice gratefully received guys.
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Old 22nd July 2019, 11:41
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R u 100% that its the rear window letting water in ,did you put drain holes in the corner of the boot lid frame.I know without them water gets its in but I never had problems with the rear window.
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