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Old 05-10-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Post Dust on rear window seal caused a leak. Easy fix.

After owning my Jeep since August I noticed a drip of water running down the INSIDE of the rear window after some recent rain.

Upon inspection I found a lot of dust has accumulated on the rear window seal, creating a path for rain water to get through.
Keep in mind I go down some dusty trails in the NJ Pinelands on the weekends, especially with the dry spell we recently went through.

I wiped it all down with a dampened rag and followed suit with some 303 Aerospace Protectant, making sure to wipe the windows surface down too (but not with 303)

It's all good now. No more drips.
It looks like something to merely stay aware of.
I'll be keeping the seals on all the doors looked at/wiped down regularly now.

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After owning my Jeep since August I noticed a drip of water running down the INSIDE of the rear window after some recent rain.

Upon inspection I found a lot of dust has accumulated on the rear window seal, creating a path for rain water to get through.
Keep in mind I go down some dusty trails in the NJ Pinelands on the weekends, especially with the dry spell we recently went through.

I wiped it all down with a dampened rag and followed suit with some 303 Aerospace Protectant, making sure to wipe the windows surface down too (but not with 303)

It's all good now. No more drips.
It looks like something to merely stay aware of.
I'll be keeping the seals on all the doors looked at/wiped down regularly now.
Thanks for the tip! I noticed that same thing with the freedom top. I wiped down the rubber seals prior to re-installing the two piece top back on. Where is the best place to get the 303Protectant?

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Old 05-10-2012, 08:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip! I noticed that same thing with the freedom top. I wiped down the rubber seals prior to re-installing the two piece top back on. Where is the best place to get the 303Protectant?
I buy mine at a True Value up the street from me...kinda hit or miss @ hardware stores, though. Most marine supply stores will carry it.

Or, there's always the Holy Grail of commercial consumption: Amazon.com: 303 Products Inc 16 Oz 303 Protectant With Spray: Sports & Outdoors
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After owning my Jeep since August I noticed a drip of water running down the INSIDE of the rear window after some recent rain.

Upon inspection I found a lot of dust has accumulated on the rear window seal, creating a path for rain water to get through.
Keep in mind I go down some dusty trails in the NJ Pinelands on the weekends, especially with the dry spell we recently went through.

I wiped it all down with a dampened rag and followed suit with some 303 Aerospace Protectant, making sure to wipe the windows surface down too (but not with 303)

It's all good now. No more drips.
It looks like something to merely stay aware of.
I'll be keeping the seals on all the doors looked at/wiped down regularly now.
I've been using the 303 on window/door/tailgate seals since I bought my Jeep. Because of road salt in winter, but it should do the job on sun/dust, as well.

Keeps those seals smooth as a baby's cheek.
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Thanks again, kbwwolf! Are you near MKE? Coz I fly there often...
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