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Old 04-22-2009
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Originally Posted by sailingfool View Post
If your issue is that the lens in a hatch is leaking, then you should just remove and rebed the lens...using only silicone, unless the OEM has a different specific recommendation. It's a simple job, the work is mostly removing the old sealant from the lens and the alu frame. Get those clean, and resetting the lens is a piece of cake, and it will last for many years. Smearing a coat on top may not be successful, and is not likely to look too good.
Yes the lens is leaking. I ought to try taking it apart and rebedding it. Not sure there's a downside since I'll have to get it professionally done anyway, if I do nothing or if I screw it up.

Either way, I REALLY want to stop the leaks.
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