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    Hmm, anyone had this problem??

    Basically Ive just installed a set of comps up front and wheres its been rainung quite alot of water has come in the inner skin of the door and was getting the speakers wet. Does anyone know why this has happened as Ive just sound deadened the doors and Ive put the weather gaurd back on the top of the door. I really dont want my speakers getting wet. Bit worried now whether their gona b ok.
    Anyone had this happen to them.
    Thanks advice appreciated

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    Are your window seals on the outside ok?

    No holes or splits at all. Only way i can think of that water could get in.

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    Ye they look fine

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    Perhaps wiring gromits into doors and not sitting in their holder flush - check them.

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    No just checked the gromits, their fine. Its deffernatily coming from the window. I know some water will always get in the doors thats why they have leak holes in the bottom, but when I throw a kettle of water over the door it really does just have a constant flow of water down the window rails. In wondering if I put the weather seals back on wrong, their pretty simple just some clips and then push it on. It would be nice to know whether this happened b4 cause then i would know if it was me or not lol. Ah well any more ideas, really wanna get this sorted today

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    Well I would get anything that is damp taken out the doors and dried, remove the seals and check they are clipped on properly and tight with the glass, if the inside of the door itself is damp dry all of this off prior to refitting anything. Stuff will get damp if there is a continued collection of moisture in there - removing it may help you identify where it is coming from easier.

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    Good idea mate, suppose Ill have to go do that know

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    As far as I know, the OEM speakers are shielded against water as part of the surrounding plastic mount does this - but for 3rd party speakers in e.g. the AutoLeads mounting brackets, they don't have any shielding at all - because the speakers sit within the door panel itself, the water shield on the door does nothing. When I took the old Pioneer comp's out of my MK4 hatch doors they were well and truely rusted up.

    The only thing I've seen to combat this is called 'Skinz' which is a strechy but waterproof 'skin' you put between the door frame and the speaker/speaker mount - it shapes to let the speaker into the door frame, but stops water ever getting to the speaker.

    Wish I found it before I put new speakers in last year though, think £15 gets you enough to do both front doors.

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