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    Default Boot full of water!

    Removed the carpet in my boot today (hatchback) and it was soaking wet!

    Anyone know why?! Is this a common problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNS View Post
    Removed the carpet in my boot today (hatchback) and it was soaking wet!

    Anyone know why?! Is this a common problem?
    yes its a common problem, check ariel rubber

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLOMP View Post
    yes its a common problem, check ariel rubber
    Could you be more specific please? I seem to have the same problem? Thanks.

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    basically, check the rubber seal around the aerial located on the roof of the car. simplez.

    PaZ!

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    Big Sie,

    Did you sort this one out? I've not tried yet as the aerial is expensive and the roof lining looks like a pain in the arse to remove!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNS View Post
    Big Sie,

    Did you sort this one out? I've not tried yet as the aerial is expensive and the roof lining looks like a pain in the arse to remove!
    Could you not use some silicon sealant round the base of the aerial rather than replace? Maybe black RTV or similar would work better? Only a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by si_hoss View Post
    Could you not use some silicon sealant round the base of the aerial rather than replace? Maybe black RTV or similar would work better? Only a thought.
    This is exactly what I did with mine a while ago; put some masking tape (small pieces ,so as to shape it easier ) around the edge of the aerial base and smeared black sealant over the cracked areas of the base, sealant used was loctite window sealant from halfords, all still seems dry as I've just checked!!
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    The most common reason for a wet boot is the quarter glass. There not stuck in like the windscreen but screwed in as a unit with a seal. Strip back all the trim and you should be able to tighten it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rushy View Post
    The most common reason for a wet boot is the quarter glass. There not stuck in like the windscreen but screwed in as a unit with a seal. Strip back all the trim and you should be able to tighten it up.
    That's worth knowing for future reference,well done mate for pointing that out.
    Cheers Pete

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    There's a black sealant by Dow Corning, it hardens as rubber and can even be used to permanently reseal a leaking flat roof, so should do a good job on a car aerial.

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