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ROBERTSUNRUS

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Posted: 04/06/20 11:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

[emoticon] Hi, my wife's BMW X-3 has a Moon roof that has leaked. First thing that you have to do is to find the bottom of the drains. They tend to stick shut as they dry out. Usually pinching the ends with your fingers will un-stick them. Open the roof all of the way and locate the drain holes. With a small funnel, I pour Simple Green down the drains to clean the dirt out of the tubes. Then I flush the drain tubes out with several gallons of water.

But even if you do a perfect clean out, in a really hard California down pour, the drains aren't quick enough. We now keep this car in the garage and out of the rain. This will be our last Sun Roof vehicle.


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The OP hasn't given us a clue about what brand/model sunroof we're try to give advice about but if they want to tape it up permanently, I'd vote for Eternabond from https://www.bestmaterials.com/Eternabond.aspx

I found out years ago that if I parked my HHR (w/sunroof) nose up in the driveway, I'd have trouble with moisture inside. If on the other hand I parked it facing down slope (my driveway's not that steep) I've had no problem since. Works for me.


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Posted: 04/07/20 06:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The magnetic sheet sounds like the best solution, but if not, my experience with Gorilla tape is that it sticks like a sun-of-a-gun. And holds up well to UV.


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Bumpy—From Amazon—Wall 26. 24x60” .30 mil Super Strong, Flexible Magnetic material—$27.49. Hope this helps.


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chast wrote:

Bumpy—From Amazon—Wall 26. 24x60” .30 mil Super Strong, Flexible Magnetic material—$27.49. Hope this helps.


thanks, . opening is 19 x 36 so it has 5 inches of "stickum" area so should work. with this I can take my time trying to unplug tubes.
thanks again
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just an update, Chast hit it out of the park. magnetic sheet does the job and I can try to unblock tubes at my convenience.
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bumpy

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