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Post by kacey101 on Tue 17 Mar 2020 - 15:23

Hi all

Any tips on what (and where) to apply to minimise the sticky roof problem? 
Mine is opening but I can definitely sense a moment of stress on the motor/mechanism as it tries to overcome the sticky seal above the windscreen. I tend to manually give it a hand (push) but I'm sure some of you will have a wonderful magic solution to reduce the stickiness. WD40? Furniture Polish? Glass cleaner?
What has worked best for you?

Thanks

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Post by 'Old'SeaDog on Tue 17 Mar 2020 - 15:40

Hi Kacey...without a doubt the best solution that I have found is a good smear of silicone grease along all the rubber seals...especially the area along the rubbers above the windscreen.
Costs about £5 a tube, but will last for ages, and is also good for door locks and hinges.

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Post by kacey101 on Tue 17 Mar 2020 - 16:02

That's good enough for me. Ordered from Amazon, £4.99 just as you said.
Many thanks

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Post by 'Old'SeaDog on Tue 17 Mar 2020 - 20:15

No worries 👍

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Post by knebby on Fri 20 Mar 2020 - 23:59

A little push is good enough for me, saves £4.99!
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Post by 'Old'SeaDog on Sat 21 Mar 2020 - 9:06

Ah yes.....but after a prolonged period of the roof not being opened, you risk tearing the rubbers above the windscreen.
£4.99 for a tube that'll last years is much cheaper than sourcing new rubbers mate 😊

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Post by knebby on Sun 22 Mar 2020 - 8:00

‘Prolonged period of the roof not being opened’ ?

I don’t understand what you mean!!  lol!
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Post by Barbs on Sun 22 Mar 2020 - 9:10

@knebby wrote:‘Prolonged period of the roof not being opened’ ?

I don’t understand what you mean!!  lol!
@knebby yours probably won't close or maybe you took them off....

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