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Burgess Crackseal - have found this to be an effective cure for a leaking sunroof - simple to apply and it works!

"Burgess Crackseal is a highly penetrating resin carried by water. It will work its way into the smallest cracks and penetrate wherever water is able to."

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Re: ATTENTION clio mk 2 sunroof fix :)

Originally Posted by jonny_g View Post
^thanks for the comment. just thought i'd add that the duck tape i used has a temperature tolerance range from -5C deg to +60C which should be more than enough for us in the UK i would think.

a quick cheap fix considering 19mm x 10m roll is 1.39
many thanks for this i have a mark one with the winding handle , just paid 4 50 for some window sealent from halfords and this idea seems to be perfect will get the duck tape where did you buy it will give it a go the rain is getting in and leaking into the front handle and immobilizer and dripping on to driver and passenger will try regars brian
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Re: ATTENTION clio mk 2 sunroof fix :)

what way did you tape it did you take the sunroof off then tape around the edge of the opening or did you just tape the sunroof closed, my sunroof seems to leak on the top left of the windscreen pillar would that be the sunroof or the windscreen
that is leaking?
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Re: ATTENTION clio mk 2 sunroof fix :)

Hi, just thought I'd add my experience here too.

I bought my Clio from a private seller in January this year. I should have picked up on the "deep clean" of the interior and the fact the outside looked like it had been sat in a field.

Anyway, it wasn't until a few days later when the car dried off and that the passenger footwell was still soaking wet that I realised the sunroof was leaking.... Badly!!

So.... I took it down to my mums partners shed (large barn) and we took the sunroof out and did the following....

Sanded and cleaned the roof of the car from any residue.
Cleaned out the corners where the water had been soaking into with a hair dryer and some tissue.
Removed the factory sealant from around the sunroof itself using a screwdriver (it was rotting away and clearly the cause) used a bit of sand paper and some white spirit.
Used clear sealant and was not shy with it either - all around the sunroof itself, then the roof. Carefully lined and placed the roof back on, allowing all the clear sealant to spread out.

Screwed everything back into position and done!

It was very fiddly with the screws and connecting the drainage pipes back up but it was worth it as throughout the snow and heavy rain over the past few months here in London, it has remained bone dry.

I was going to scrape the sealant off that soaked through the top, but it may weaken it so I've left it. Not overly noticeable and a small price to pay for a dry car. I may duck tape round it though to make it look tidy.

Not sure how much the sealant cost but it was a hell of a lot cheaper than taking it to a garage.

My car needs a lot of work and I have little to no pennies. I love it even though the electrics are funny and it's currently in the garage getting a new drive shaft and wheel bearing. I want to be able to do bits and pieces myself.

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Re: ATTENTION clio mk 2 sunroof fix :)

I too have the rattling sunroof, but as its the electric and seems more hassle than its worth to fix I opt for the 'crank up the stereo' solution.

That said, I recently had cause to drop my back seats, something I've never done since I bought the car 4 years ago. I discovered that the back seat had never been clipped in from when the last owner had dropped them and magically the biggest rattle in my car vanished....

Ever felt a bit stupid?
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