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Adding the 3M tape to roof edges

Discussion in 'Elevating Roof' started by Loz, May 15, 2018.

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    Not quite- mine is May’15 and it had to have the dreaded “cap” repair last November because of corrosion to the front panel. VWCS said that this was the only T5 of that age where the problem has recurred.
     
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    It will have to be really bad before I would start a warranty claim. Prevention is a much more attractive option for me.


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    Shame, looks like one got through the net. As far as I know it is the same mod on the late T5's and T6's to the front panel. Obviously not 100% successful but looks like it has had a huge impact on front panel corrosion. Hope yours is sorted for good now.
     
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    Game on … just ordered the tape ;-)
     
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    I have emails from VW that the Roof is covered under the 10 year corrosion warranty if anyone what’s a copy for a claim that VW try to dismiss
     
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    12 years **
     
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    That would be great! Will PM you with my email address.
     
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    Thats very depressing to see the roof problem emerging again on the T6. I wasn't going to look at my roof but I've just ordered the tape, 3 rolls of Sellotape for £43! Now I just hope it works and I've caught it in time.
     
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    I honestly think in time the “new VW mod bodge” will always have the same outcome... until they change the material of the roof that’s what will always happen in time!
     
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    Who was it again that said EVERY Cali will have roof corrosion in time even the T6...
    There where many non belivers every time i wrote it on the forum , here is one brave enough to actually look and show it .
    Good thing @Loz you applyed the tape i would advise (again) everyone to do so.
    Myself will have to wait until VW does it when "the job" gets done....my T5 is allready infected long time ago.
     
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    Does this letter also state the front panel is covered for 12yrs?
     
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    It's not so much the roof material but the Roof Aluminium Alloy in conjunction with the Steel insert of the Rubber Edge Seal.
    One or other need to change or be insulated from each other so that water cannot bridge the gap.
     
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    Thnk I will do the same, mine is also a October 2017 collection
     
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    Shouldn't these later ones already have the tape from factory?
     
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    Mine was delivered Jan 2017. Just missed it. So agree @Teejay1’s should be done

    Mike
     
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    Yes it does
     
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    Hi Loz
    I'm interested how you coped with the corners. Did you over lap the tape or was it flexible enough to just form it around?
     
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    It stretched around..
     
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    Did you cover the front edge too. Just wondering about getting access without standing on the bonnet.
     
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    No, as I only had 2 rolls
     
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