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Waterproofing

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29
Location
Bosnia and Herzegovina
#1
I have observed my r4 become a pool over the past months, which is nothing unusual as this forum suggests. So i tried to identify the leaks :

- on the sides of the pillars some drops tend to drift past the weatherstrip
-windows , (probably didnt do a splendid job of sealing them with mastic) so it drips down the doors
- bolts on the firewall , but i managed to locate and smear them with some putty.

So i had the idea to create a small barrier with some adhesive weatherstrip from a local shop.
Down you can find a poorly drawn picture where water seems to go and also my take on the solution using this brown strip.
Might be silly , i am sure you guys have better options, but i will keep you posted on how this works.
And now - raindance! IMG_20201021_113808.jpg IMG_20201021_110823.jpg
 

688D7/12

Enthusiast
Messages
11
Location
Podgorica, Montenegro
#3
I have observed my r4 become a pool over the past months, which is nothing unusual as this forum suggests. So i tried to identify the leaks :

- on the sides of the pillars some drops tend to drift past the weatherstrip
-windows , (probably didnt do a splendid job of sealing them with mastic) so it drips down the doors
- bolts on the firewall , but i managed to locate and smear them with some putty.

So i had the idea to create a small barrier with some adhesive weatherstrip from a local shop.
Down you can find a poorly drawn picture where water seems to go and also my take on the solution using this brown strip.
Might be silly , i am sure you guys have better options, but i will keep you posted on how this works.
And now - raindance! View attachment 27077 View attachment 27078
Do you have a plastic trim on the doorstep? Missing or removed from doorstep?
 

Crelesy

Enthusiast
Messages
29
Location
Zuid Holland NL
#4
I only have the strip in the front? Are there strips for the back also? Maybe a good thing with kids!
 
Messages
29
Location
Bosnia and Herzegovina
#5
Today i drove it (so not stationary rain),and noticed there was another leak ,but from underneath . The rear wheel seems to be spraying water somewhere between the chassis and body , i didnt put enough putty there so i will have to revisit that. Also one wheelarch had a spot behind the c pillar which inicated that i missed some spots when undersealing. IMG_20201024_145230.jpg
 
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