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- Keeping the water out... leak sealer ??
July 3, 2008, 3:51 am
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Does anybody know if there's a leak-sealing product that can be used on
older cars to keep the rain _outside- rather than letting it find its
way _inside_ ??
My '64 Morris Traveller has one or two little places where persistent
rain (which we sometimes get out here in the far South-West of Ireland!)
finds its way in - particularly in & around the windscreen / bonnet area
- and I seemed to recall that there used to be a thin, clear 'mastic'
that could be applied to such areas and would 'wick' into any gaps...
Did I dream that - I seem to get blank looks everywhere I ask - and my
knees are getting wet, waiting <g>
Re: Keeping the water out... leak sealer ??
There used to be a clear liquid in a tube called Windscreen Sealer which
would seal gaps between rubber and its surroundings.
If you dilute Waxoil with white spirit, it will wick its way between
metal joints and then set.
But my guess is that the drain in the bottom of the air intake is not
taking the water away quick enough and the water level rises enough to
allow some spillage into the car via the heater. The other problems
would still show some leakage even when the rain is not persistent.
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