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Unread 09-19-2010, 02:39 PM   #1
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Water drips when door opens, any suggestions?

Hey all! I have had the problem (and I can see so have others) with water dripping into my interior when I open either front doors. It seems the drain channels on top stop just short of the windshield so it makes it pretty annoying when getting into or out of the jeep when it has rained. I know this isn't a huge deal just wondering if anyone has found a solution to it, thanks!

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Unread 09-19-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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I rock the Jeep before I get in. Never been an issue getting out of the Jeep unless I been sitting in it parked while it was raining.
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Unread 09-19-2010, 02:44 PM   #3
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I rock the Jeep before I get in. Never been an issue getting out of the Jeep unless I been sitting in it parked while it was raining.
It happens when its raining mostly, and after I have washed the car. Doesn't seem to be much of a problem when it's been sitting idle for a while once the rain has let up
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Unread 09-19-2010, 03:45 PM   #4
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carry a towel. nothing seems to fix it, and it annoys me. but the spot under neath the driver seat is prime for a big towel
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Unread 09-19-2010, 03:48 PM   #5
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It's just water, put a rag in the side pocket..........

Come on....
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Unread 09-19-2010, 04:02 PM   #6
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Put a dab of RTV at the front of the water channel.
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Unread 09-19-2010, 05:51 PM   #7
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It's just water, put a rag in the side pocket..........

Come on....
bwahahaha i sat there and stared at your smilie for the whole thing
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Unread 09-19-2010, 05:53 PM   #8
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Mine does it too, especially when it rains hard. Not alot you can do about it. If I could find exactly where it was leaking from, I would do as tclaremont said and run a bead of RTV over it.
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Unread 09-19-2010, 06:08 PM   #9
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bwahahaha i sat there and stared at your smilie for the whole thing
Ain't that funny? Didn't want to be too harsh..lol
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Unread 09-19-2010, 06:58 PM   #10
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I just waxed the the drip rails and top and have had a lot less water since it runs right off. Even after a hard rain the top is mostly dry.
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Unread 09-19-2010, 07:26 PM   #11
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I posted a solution for this about 6 months ago, add about 1/2"-1" of rtv (silicone) at the very front of the drip channel. this won't eliminate the drip as much as it will let the channel hold more water. simplest thing to do after rtv'ing is to run your finger in the channel to push the water out before you get in.

if you aren't happy with this fix, jump in a buddy's cj with a hardtop during a rain. you won't complain about the jk roof again.
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Unread 09-19-2010, 09:00 PM   #12
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if you aren't happy with this fix, jump in a buddy's cj with a hardtop during a rain. you won't complain about the jk roof again.
Thats why I gave up on my CJ's hardtop. Its like a wet dog shaking inside the whole time your driving with completely fogged up windows. Of course the previous owner had hacked in a sunroof which was the majority of the problem.

A buddy of mine with leveling kit on his JK does not have as much of an issue maybe because the factory rake causes water to run towards the front. Maybe I can use this to leverage some slush fund money for a lift on my JK!
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Unread 09-20-2010, 08:16 AM   #13
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carry a towel. nothing seems to fix it, and it annoys me. but the spot under neath the driver seat is prime for a big towel
Yep, that's what I have done from the beginning. Just started carrying spare towels in the back, thanks
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Unread 09-20-2010, 08:21 AM   #14
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I posted a solution for this about 6 months ago, add about 1/2"-1" of rtv (silicone) at the very front of the drip channel. this won't eliminate the drip as much as it will let the channel hold more water. simplest thing to do after rtv'ing is to run your finger in the channel to push the water out before you get in.

if you aren't happy with this fix, jump in a buddy's cj with a hardtop during a rain. you won't complain about the jk roof again.
Thanks a ton for the advice, I will definitely be adding rtv to the channel. I know people just said "carry a towel". But when its down pouring and I'm getting a water fall inside when I open the door it can get a tad annoying. Thanks for helping instead of making fun.
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Unread 09-20-2010, 08:22 AM   #15
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It's just water, put a rag in the side pocket..........

Come on....
Great advice. Thanks.
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