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Post  leoantix on Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:46 am

recently found the reason why my trunk gets damp during baths and showers ... any recommendations on how to bring the rubber back to memory Question



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Post  Pax-raider on Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:23 pm

leoantix wrote:recently found the reason why my trunk gets damp during baths and showers ... any recommendations on how to bring the rubber back to memory Question
Yikes, a split in the rubber. That can be dangerous. elephant
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Post  Tomte on Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:03 pm

I would weld it shut. The whole trunk.
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Post  Tuktuk on Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:42 pm

Maybe there is an alien in the trunk??


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Re: Wet in the trunk

Post  leoantix on Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:43 am

Pax-raider wrote:Yikes, a split in the rubber. That can be dangerous.
you guys are no help at all ... and no split just a fold in the rubber on the truck wondering if there is a way to teach it good again

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Post  djpimley on Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:34 am

Pinch it back into shape and carefully apply some gaffer tape to hold it in place, keep it on for a few days until the rubber retains its original shape...?
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Post  Pax-raider on Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:36 pm

leoantix wrote:
you guys are no help at all ... and no split just a fold in the rubber on the truck wondering if there is a way to teach it good again
*cough* sorry leo, couldn't resist. The non-Americans probably didn't get the rubber joke anyway (check definition 16)...

If its not split then dj is probably right, you might be able to massage it back into a cylindrical shape. If that doesn't work you might try laying something compressible over that bit to build it up to the same height as the rest of the seal.
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Re: Wet in the trunk

Post  DANDY on Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:00 pm

leoantix wrote:recently found the reason why my trunk gets damp during baths and showers ... any recommendations on how to bring the rubber back to memory Question
Heat gun or nothing I think. With a serious pinch like that it'll probably never be right. Check wreckers or new replacement - can't be that expensive or hard to pull the trunk off? You don't want to kludge where water's involved.
EDIT: Come to think of it, that's probably not an endless piece - just pull out, snap in, maybe some glue...easy.

Unrelated advice for the day - don't park under a tall Black Walnut tree in autumn.
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Post  Valentin K on Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:29 pm

DANDY wrote:
Unrelated advice for the day - don't park under a tall Black Walnut tree in autumn.

You need a new car?
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Re: Wet in the trunk

Post  DANDY on Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:13 pm

Valentin K wrote:
DANDY wrote:
Unrelated advice for the day - don't park under a tall Black Walnut tree in autumn.

You need a new car?
Not quite - but these dimples are NOT sexy!
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Re: Wet in the trunk

Post  leoantix on Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:04 am

DANDY wrote:Heat gun or nothing I think. With a serious pinch like that it'll probably never be right. Check wreckers or new replacement - can't be that expensive or hard to pull the trunk off? You don't want to kludge where water's involved.
EDIT: Come to think of it, that's probably not an endless piece - just pull out, snap in, maybe some glue...easy.

Unrelated advice for the day - don't park under a tall Black Walnut tree in autumn.
heat gun and pinch coming up hope it works if not gonna have to think about pulling and replacing yet not what i wanted

ps: once got stuck in a golf size hail storm ... i feel your pain about the dimples Mad

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