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DeVilleChris

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Leaky Windscreen
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:05:48 PM »
Hi all,

So recently my Skoda Fabia had a little bump... at 40mph.. with an Audi A3.

And its been written off, so short term my 126 is becoming a daily again.

The windscreen is leaking on the bottom corners, and I know its a common thing, I just wondered if anyone has done anything to stop the leaks?

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Re: Leaky Windscreen
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 10:09:19 AM »
There are drains in the later 126's in either side of the screen. Not sure if they're fitted to the early ones. Worth checking though:

http://club126uk.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10136.0

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Re: Leaky Windscreen
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 10:04:11 PM »
Hi all.

When I painted mine, I welded pipes of about 10mm outside diameter  on both front and rear window. Once and forever. At that time it was impossible to find new drains.

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Re: Leaky Windscreen
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2017, 05:49:57 PM »
Mine did this, it was getting between the glass and the rubber and making its way too the inside of the window so i sealed the rubber to the windscreen on the outside with sikaflex 512 that bought for a Job on the motorhome and that cured it lol  :)
« Last Edit: March 31, 2017, 08:05:01 PM by mintex »
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Re: Leaky Windscreen
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 01:31:40 PM »
I welded all my drain holes up and am going to seal it with sikaflex. No way it'll leak ever again. 😁

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Re: Leaky Windscreen
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 02:54:12 PM »
Thanks guys, might try Sikaflex  ;D
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Re: Leaky Windscreen
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2017, 08:20:47 PM »
sikaflex is great stuff, warm it 1st though with warm water, its a devil to pump out of a mastic gun cold

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Re: Leaky Windscreen
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2017, 09:15:05 PM »
sikaflex is great stuff, warm it 1st though with warm water, its a devil to pump out of a mastic gun cold

I did this trick after someone told me about it and i can see why, its hard work getting it to come out cold, warming it first is a great tip  :good:
Dave