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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 14-09-2010, 22:44
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hi rolyk had trouble with water coming in when door opened and not closed ie,partialy shut . fitted a section of fiamma stick on rubber guttering above door opening tocatch water as it came off the roof,quiet successful. hope this helps
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I got the fiat garage to adjust the door to give a tighter fit at the top.

I also got annoyed by water dripping in when you open the door so got IH to weld a gutter above the side opening. They did a very neat job and sprayed it silver to match the van. Don't notice it at all - so much so that I almost thought they hadn't done the job when I went to pick the van up! Cured those annoying drips completely. Well worth doing and think that all converters should fit these as standard.
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I bought a piece of 30mm plastic angle. I cut it down on one side to give a profile of 30x15mm. After spraying it to match the van (golden white) I stuck the angle under the upper frame with contact adhesive. This formed an effective and cheap gutter.
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Despite adjusting the door I was unable to stop the leak. Although only small, water was leaking onto a fabric trim panel. In the end I bought some P42 Section from Seals+ Direct and used Evostik to bond it to the the underside of the door opening. It has been totally successful for an outlay of fifteen pounds or so. Also, the top of the door is now dry when it is opened and doesn't drip as it did previously.

Here are a couple of photos showing a short length of seal that I tried before installing it for the entire length.



Hey guys

Sorry to pull up an old thread , but I would love to see these pictures of how to use the p shaped rubber?
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Hey guys

Sorry to pull up an old thread , but I would love to see these pictures of how to use the p shaped rubber?
Unfortunately that's not possible, the poster is in charge of the photos and he's no longer a subscriber and probably doesn't even look in on the forum anymore. Try the internet, you may find pictures of what your looking for there. Good luck.

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Welcome to MHF Gavin

This is the product, it shouldn't take much imagination figuring out how it works, with the Evostick it can only really go on two ways, one will work the other won't.

http://www.sealsdirect.co.uk/shoppin...artmentId=3#19
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Hey guys

Sorry to pull up an old thread , but I would love to see these pictures of how to use the p shaped rubber?
Googled 'P shaped seal' and then viewed images, hope this helps.

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Googled 'P shaped seal' and then viewed images, hope this helps.

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Cheers Terry ,

I had looked it up , I was just hoping to see a picture of it installed around the door

I guess its pretty straight forward with the skinny bit facing down?

Gavin .
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I doubt such a picture exist Gavin, the fat part of the P will need to go where the gap is.
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I doubt such a picture exist Gavin, the fat part of the P will need to go where the gap is.
Perfect , thank you very much
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