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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:53 pm    Post subject: I Thought i Had Seen It All . Reply with quote

Boxster in for a water leak .. rear drain blocked and door panel damp at the base .. a membrane leaking .

Went to remove the door card , all screws out but i couldn't get it to release .. rather strange .. had a closer look .. we do these on the floor so i'm now on my back looking up at the door card .. there's silicone on the door card .. a bit confused here ..

The door card has been siliconed in place .. this is a WTF moment !

a lot of gentle levering with a plastic trim tool .. trying to cut the silicone i finally manage to remove it ..

Pictures below kinda explain it from here ..

Someone had used 3 different types of silicone to stop a water leak rather than replace the foam membrane .. the original glue was still on the door which had reacted with the silicone .. in most places it was just a sticky mess .

A blade to cut of the larger parts .. 1 cm depth in places .. then a carousel wheel .. we use it to remove the wheel weight rubber when fitting new wheel weights ..

I burnt out an entire wheel removing this mess .

never seen a door card glued in place to stop a water leak before .. had me smiling until i had to remove it all .. lets just say i was covered in the stuff after this ..

Respirator .. goggles , glasses .. gloves etc ..

pictures tell it all i guess Very Happy

very strange way to stop a leak .. the different silicones got me .. i can only assume it was more than one attempt to stop a leak .. i'm afraid bathroom sealant wont work on this sort of problem .. that was the top layer .

Right click and either view image or view in a tab to get a larger view .. i think its at its best in a full picture .
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angry
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is some freaks out there! Dont know
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Boxstercol
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a mess!!

I’ve heard of this type of repair before, usually by people who are running these on a shoestring.

Glad I did mine the proper way!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How gutted would you be to have that bodge job revealed on your pride and joy?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silicone is perfect for starting rust too.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"It Wasn't Me" Floor
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is amazing!!!! Surprised
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say .. if you use chrome then load the first image in a seperate tab .. then zoom in .. you will get the full appreciation of how thick it is in places .

I'm guessing a membrane replacement on its own is 1 hr .. i think we get 1.5 to do a window reg .

The biggest headache is always getting the old glue off .. that's the only time consuming part of the job , i doubt these membranes are that expensive either .

All i can say though is it turned into about a 3 hour job plus parts to replace it !

Butil if you are going down the cheap route and i do understand cost implications as not everyone has deep pockets .

Butil but not silicone please Very Happy

EDIT ..

Just to add .. if you carefully use a stanley blade and cut the old glue you can reuse these membranes .. a bit tricky but it can be done .
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