Don't think I'd be so positive if I wrote about Roofgate 2 - we shall see what the bodyshop actually does for phase 2 in September! Seeing what is posted on here re bad repairs it's a bit worrying ....
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HelloMines at Claridges at this point in time. Speaking to them it seems that the new repair may be similar to the original repair with different adhesives/sealants. So the panel has to come off and a new one painted, dried, set in place, and left for the seal to cure ( if that’s the right term). We’ll see how it goes this time.
We were given a Cali - but it came from a 3rd party rental company - it wasn't one of the vans the dealership would normally sell after 3 months with low (delivery) mileage.What have people been offered as a replacement vehicle whilst VW fix their roofs? I thought VW had to offer a California.
Thanks Peter, I think I will make enquiries as to want they will be doing sounds a little less than satisfactory and guess the problem could re-occur.The pain bubbling is caused by the metal strip that runs inside the rubber seal.. Its a reaction because of the 2 metals, steel and aluminium. Nothing to do with water or dirt and unless it was REALLY bad and the bubbling showing ABOVE the rubber seal they will take off the paint under the seal and they dont actually repaint any of the roof just use a aluminium treatment and rubber sealer. It cant be seen when its been done and you cant take the rubber seal off again to check under it....
What treatment technique did they use on your roof? All I know is with mine the NEW rubber seal they fitted after treating the roof panel is fixed with glue or sealant It cant be removed like the original.... I was told by the bodyshop it is a Kit that VW supply to them including the new seal...Thanks Peter, I think I will make enquiries as to want they will be doing sounds a little less than satisfactory and guess the problem could re-occur.
Sorry. Just seen this. I’m due to pick it up Monday. It all got a bit complicated! Firstly they found some corrosion on the main roof brackets and the roof itself so Claridges dismantled it.Hello
Has your repair been completed yet ?
Our van went in to Claridges on Friday 16th August after a 3yr wait.
As of yesterday they were waiting for authorisation from VW as 4 more areas were found under the roof in the 4 corners.
Keeping everything crossed.
Steve and Gill
HelloSorry. Just seen this. I’m due to pick it up Monday. It all got a bit complicated! Firstly they found some corrosion on the main roof brackets and the roof itself so Claridges dismantled it.
I only found that out after 2 weeks when I made a call to VW and then to Claridges to see what was happening. I also found out that VW hadn’t officially authorised any of the work, despite previously being told they had. I spoke to the man who apparently has to apply for authorisation who knew nothing about my van despite it having been booked in for a long time. Fred Carno’s circus
Luckily Claridges ploughed on with the repair, albeit slowly and it should have been conveyed to my dealership by the AA today. The man who gets the repairs authorised wants to talk to me on Monday when I take their van back. That’ll be fun!