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    Default hatchback water problem?

    has anyone else got the same problem?
    after it has been raining, you open the hatchback and water drips/pours into the boot space off of the hatchback, is it a common problem or is my car a freak, and are there any cures to the problem............
    was wondering if something as simple as 'c' section tubing along the edges would divert the water from running off ( you know the kind of stuff used to protect door edges)
    i have an '06 1.8 design

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    My Hatchback is the same and so was my pre-facelift one, I've not been able to think on a cure that would look okay though.

    I just find myself opening the bootlid about a quarter of the way when it's covered in rain and having to reach in.

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    Happens on mine as well after it's been raining.
    I only lift the hatch half way now until most of the water has ran off, then I fully open it. you still get some water in but not as much.

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    Snap - '03 model hatch. As already said I tend to lift it slowly until the water has run off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy d View Post
    My Hatchback is the same and so was my pre-facelift one, I've not been able to think on a cure that would look okay though.

    I just find myself opening the bootlid about a quarter of the way when it's covered in rain and having to reach in.

    you beat me to it Andy,

    quicker with the typing finger next time i think!!

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    can't say I've noticed on mine

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    cheers for all the replies, was worried i might have been the only one, lol
    will just put my work gear in the car instead of in the boot now, dont wanna get it soaking wet, should not have long to wait now till the dryer weather kicks in

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    There is a way to reduce the amount of water falling into the boot....

    UKAnalyst (Dave) discovered that if you lift your rear wiper arm into the air before you open the tailgate, it allows the water on the boot lit and spoiler to run down the glass rather than being 'directed' into the boot via the wiper blade arm...

    What we need is a modification piece of plastic strip that runs down the edge of the glass window, so water is directed into the top corner.. rather than flowing over the edge into the boot

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    rain X keeps alot of the rain off

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    Quote Originally Posted by baz2003uk View Post
    rain X keeps alot of the rain off
    Have you used Rain X on the front screen?

    I found it to be brilliant at speeds above 30 mph where I didn't need to use the wipers at all, but below 30 mph when I did need wipers the Rain X caused them to judder like mad

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