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Roof problem?

Discussion in 'Elevating Roof' started by Morganic, Nov 28, 2016.

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    I was talking to a Cali owner at a my VW Van centre today. He told me about the roof problem he had had and how it had taken 2 years to resolve .
    I got the guy in the VW van centre to check mine. Seems ok. It is on a 64 plate
    Is there a period when this problem was particularly prevalent?
     
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    If a Roof Repair expert took two years to resolve the problem, then he didn't have any experience to repair the roofs.When you had issues with your roof , call the professional expert who had all the knowledge about installing and repairing it.
     
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    He he, I think the so called roof repair expert is VW,. !!
     
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    Supposedly prior to Model Year 2015, which means prior to June/July 2014, supposedly. Just keep checking regularly until 2020.:thumb
     
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    What did he check....? i hope you where standing next to him while he did it , otherwise go out now and check it yourself .
    Open the roof 30cm and pull the rubber seal off , most likely you will find bubbling somewher near the rear of the roof.
    If not , lucky you , keep checking frequent!
     
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    Thanks to everyone for the advice. I did contact VW and ask if there was a date when they changed construction of the roof.
    Reply I got was "if you suspect corrosion then get your local van centre to check it out. We will honour repairs in warranty period!"
    Am I right in thinking the corrosion occurs on the front section of the roof between the windscreen and the elevating roof!
     
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    Yes, and around the elevating roof under or close by the rubber edge seal.
    Some posters have referred to it as rust - it is NOT rust but Galvanic Corrosion caused by dissimilar metals being in contact via an electrolytic solution - water.
     
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    With the roof raised have a good look at the framework that goes around the underside of the roof that can also have the paint peeling off.
     
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    Tony, have a look at the post above yours, all will be explained.
     
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    Thanks
    Checked seems ok so far. Cleaned out water channels which were full of crud!
     

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