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Just announced - T6 recall for roof corrosion beneath the seal

Is your early T6 subject to this recall / VW action

  • Yes and tape applied as no corrosion found

    Votes: 15 65.2%
  • Yes and corrosion found upon inspection

    Votes: 8 34.8%

  • Total voters
    23
WelshGas

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This is what I got back after tape was applied. Sent pic to dealer and after chasing, they agreed to replace the seal.
They described doing it as a real “pig’ of a job! Their words not mine.
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May I ask where that was....I went to vertu in Hereford, as I heard good review,,,,it was a 2 hr drive, but I felt worth it for my precious van!
 
Perfectos

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First time Cleaning the roof seal today on an 18 plate Cali Beach, the tape has been applied to three sides of the roof. (Not the front edge)
On close inspection of one of the rear corners it is evident the ferrous metal frame of the seal is rusting and breaking through the thin rubber moulding quite high up on the seal, where the remedial tape does not extend to!
I intend to contact VW service department to arrange for a new seal to be fitted.

Whilst the seal was off I applied a small additional strip of helicopter tape to prevent the rust patch making contact with the painted roof panel and causing the dreaded roof rot.

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2into1

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Has the roof been up and down a lot in its short life... To account for that type of wear? I suspect the alignment of the roof is causing rubbing??
 
hotel california

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Has the roof been up and down a lot in its short life... To account for that type of wear? I suspect the alignment of the roof is causing rubbing??
Don't think movement/up-down would rapid the corrosion .
By the looks of the green mold on the pics i guess the Cali sits outside at all time(@Perfectos ) ?
Meaning the water in the rubber all the time....
 
2into1

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Don't think movement/up-down would rapid the corrosion .
By the looks of the green mold on the pics i guess the Cali sits outside at all time(@Perfectos ) ?
Meaning the water in the rubber all the time....
I'm on about the 3rd and 4th photo where is shows the seal has disintegrated.
 
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I'm on about the 3rd and 4th photo where is shows the seal has disintegrated.
Guess all seals look that way , in the corners one need to bend the metal structure in the seal when fitting.
 
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The Cali is outside year round, as I suppose many many are, including at dealers, the general dirt that has worked in below the top edge of the seal is what looks green, not in fact green but brown ( first photo shows it better) as would be expected when general muck works its way into an enclosed space. ( similar to behind the rear light clusters etc, or anywhere that cannot be directly cleaned during a normal cleaning and polishing regime.
I wouldn’t expect a weather seal to fail this prematurely, regardless, after all its a proprietary weather seal on a vehicle.
I posted to highlight the potential with a relatively new seal and highlight the early failure so others may be aware, not to wait, and take appropriate action to prevent the ferrous part of the seal making contact with the painted aluminium, which is the known cause of the bi- metallic issues with the roof so many have experienced.
There is no sign of the dreaded rot, but I have no doubt if left to it’s own devises the seal would cause an issue with the roof in time, resulting in a long repair wait and a time without the van.
 
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To add to the above the seal on the affected rear corner has never sat exactly flush with the curvature of the roof, the front edge on one side sits slightly differently to the other side, which makes me think the remedial tape has been applied post factory , which may have resulted in the seal being refitted poorly after the tape was applied ?
 
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Hi John,
Helicopter tape is a clear tape produced by 3m, used in the aviation industry, it is literally applied to the leading edge of helicopter rotor blades, it prevents wear to the leading edge.
It is very tough as you would imagine, it can be shaped by using a light heat, it then become very pliable.
Another use is for bike protection tape, protects frame etc from scapes.
I got a whole roll on flea bay for about £30 which is exceptional value when compared to buying small quantities, such as bike kits etc.
It can be used to provide protection to sills etc, a similar product is used on the rear wheel arch protection of your van. The list of uses is endless.

I’ll see if I can find the seller info on flea bay ( I posted previously in another thread)
 
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I’d be interested in getting a roll to protect Doris’s paintwork, assume after paintwork is cleaned, polished etc simply apply with a help of a hair dryer ?


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I’d be interested in getting a roll to protect Doris’s paintwork, assume after paintwork is cleaned, polished etc simply apply with a help of a hair dryer ?


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Clean with paint with IPA before fitting, ( lint free cloth) to remove wax etc, then apply the tape by peeling a short piece of the backing of whilst smoothing into position with a squeege or plastic card, to avoid bubbles, hair dryer works to make the tape more pliable and allows contours to be followed and assists in removing any niggling bubbles
 
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Hi John,
Helicopter tape is a clear tape produced by 3m, [...]
VW used to list 30mm wide protective tape produced by 3M, with part number AKL 448 030 05. I bought some a couple or so years ago. It was used, for example, to protect the paint around the body shell door cut outs from being damaged by the door seals on my VR6 Corrado. Some photos attached. Looks very similar to the tape used on the roof recall repairs. Might be worth a call to a local VW parts department.

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I’ve just about managed to pick myself back up :Dwho ever did that should be ashamed of themselves. :headbang
Now that's the sort of response I want to hear! Happy to report, for the second time, that my roof has no corrosion and I'm confident that this time it has been taped by the guys at Breeze.
 
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Clean with paint with IPA before fitting, ( lint free cloth) to remove wax etc, then apply the tape by peeling a short piece of the backing of whilst smoothing into position with a squeege or plastic card, to avoid bubbles, hair dryer works to make the tape more pliable and allows contours to be followed and assists in removing any niggling bubbles
Thanks for info and reply


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