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Thanks for that, I hate making a fuss, so it will help me stand up for myself.
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!
Don't think movement/up-down would rapid the corrosion .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??
I'm on about the 3rd and 4th photo where is shows the seal has disintegrated.
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 bubblesI’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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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.Hi John,
Helicopter tape is a clear tape produced by 3m, [...]
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.I’ve just about managed to pick myself back up who ever did that should be ashamed of themselves.
Thanks for info and replyClean 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
Cali goes into Citygate Wooburn Green on Monday for the new roof seal and a few minor trim issues.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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