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    Dodgy aerial rubber

    A common fault I know. I don't feel I have the time to rip up the roof lining and re-do everything. Has anyone just cut off the remaining rubber and replaced it with a bead of black silicone? It would do exactly the same job (in theory) and probably wouldn't get noticed unless you're inspecting it lol.

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    Had the same thought the other day after looking closely at the aerial base.

    As long as you clean it up nicely beforehand and bead the silicone in properly, I can't see there being a problem with it.

    Might be a little project for next week - I'll let you know of any success!

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    Have a search for Ffoeg's post on this, he sourced a replacement rubber for pennies via eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nry View Post
    Have a search for Ffoeg's post on this, he sourced a replacement rubber for pennies via eBay.
    But will need the headlining dropping to fit it.

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    Yeah I think I might actually silicone the damn thing in place. Will see me out lol. My mates a tiler and he can silicone pretty smart. Will comission him to do it. Gotta find some black silicone now lol
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    I've did this at the weekend! The rubber base had split so I just used some silicone sealant. I only had the clear stuff, but it's gone black now anyway!

    I don't know how much difference the rubber seal makes - rain wasn't leaking into the car even when it was split.
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    Mine is well split now and missing on some parts. It's not leaking in, yet, so am seriously needing to try something before my roof liner gets wrecked. :S
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