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Leaking windshield

Post by 360GL » 29 Apr 2004 08:02 pm

My windshield is leaking around the upper edge and the water collects at the bottom of the car. With so much rain lately, the carpet is wet all the time and I guess my floor will start to rust.

Is there a temporary fix I can do at home? What to use as a sealant?

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Post by 5lab » 30 Apr 2004 01:17 pm

dunno mate, have a poke in your local halfords. failing that i guess bathroom sealant would work??

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Post by Moro » 05 Jul 2004 02:40 pm

You may have already solved this by now, but I actually took my recently acquired 360GLT out for its first drive in the rain today and found water dripping on to my gear-changing hand. When I got home I checked to see where the water could be getting in, and I noticed that the broad, metal clip that covers the place where the rubber windscreen surround meets was missing. I don't fancy my chances of finding a replacement, so I'll probably resort to a tube of silicone windscreen sealant. It won't look nice, but it should work. Same problem on the back window too - it must have been happening for some time because there's a rust hole about 2 cms diameter on the inside of the tailgate.

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Post by 5lab » 05 Jul 2004 03:18 pm

strange - the clip is also missing on mine, but it doesnt leak..
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Post by Janitor » 05 Jul 2004 04:37 pm

missing on mine too!! apart from the big crack in the middle,i got a leak too.when it rains i have puddle in footwell!! lucky for me i have volvo mats or should i say trays which collect it all !! hopefully when i get new screen it will not happen anymore!!??

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Post by Chris_C » 05 Jul 2004 10:21 pm

My clips there, but the rubber has shrunk by about an inch, so it only clips on one side!!!! (and yeah, bathroom sealant works, used it on my boot)

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Post by KeithB » 23 Jul 2004 10:28 pm

Don't use bathroom sealant! Silicon sealer will go hard and brittle resulting in the return of the leaking window seal and an even harder job to put it right. I used 3M windscreen sealer, this does not "set" and can be put on in the wet or dry giving an instant seal, it is applied with a sealant "gun". I would go around the whole window especially if when you look under the rubber surround the original sealant is "crumbly". Clean it out as best you can but do the rubber/car body and the rubber/window glass, this should provide a waterproof seal.

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Post by Fuse » 29 Jul 2004 10:28 pm

I advise to fix windshield leaking as soon as possible, because in our GL it wasn't been fixed and when I fixed it, it was a bit too late because the surrounding areas of the windshield had been rusted pretty badly. So it is best to fix leaking problems.
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Post by jtbo » 30 Jul 2004 06:16 am

I have new windshield, installed about year ago by dealer. It leaks from top, passengerside only. I have also lucky that I have those big Volvo pool... eh, mats, but it is annoying as windshield is new :(
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Post by Duvel78 » 30 Jul 2004 12:13 pm

jtbo wrote:eh, mats, but it is annoying as windshield is new :(
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Post by jtbo » 30 Jul 2004 03:52 pm

Dealer was not Volvo, some small car make up shop that also sell cars. But those pools are nice, I mean rubber mats, water gets into it and I just throw it away. Also only when heavy rain. :)
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