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Old 02-11-2020, 07:07 PM
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Tailgate seals

This water situation in my 03 has really got me bugged.

So I've decided to change the seals around the tailgate glass including the bottom of the glass as I also have water in the back.

Anyone have suggestions on OEM or aftermarket? If aftermarket, which one is the best to use?

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Old 02-12-2020, 08:34 PM   #2
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I went with OEM Mopar, but continued to have leaks until a body man pointed out that the black tar sealant between the top ridge and seal is essential. Leaks stopped completely after we put the goop in.

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Old 02-13-2020, 08:36 AM
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I went with OEM Mopar, but continued to have leaks until a body man pointed out that the black tar sealant between the top ridge and seal is essential. Leaks stopped completely after we put the goop in.
I have another idea today to try something else.

But can you explain more or a pic of what you did?

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I also have a leak at the back glass. Pictures of fix please.
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:03 PM
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The bottom window seal on the right side pulled away a little, so I secured it to the bottom window frame, plus used black silicone caulk for both corners to reseal the rubber around the back tub at the end.

After watching 2 youtube videos I tired the "poly foam caulk saver" 5/8 by 20 feet and did 2 strips (on top of each other). This helps to press the back glass against the rubber.

Jeep is back out in the rain and tomorrow I should have some idea if this worked.
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I would sell the Hardtop & get a sweet new Bestop Supertop
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:24 PM   #7
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What solved my problem is not visible, pix would not help. An auto body man can tell you what that black goop is. In this case, it serves to seal the inside of the rubber seal where it fits over the hard top mounting ridge. My old setup had good contact with the lift glass, but my leaks were coming in behind the rubber seal. The goop fills that gap and also 'glues' the rubber in place.
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Butyl tape - messy to work with... but seals great.

https://www.butyl-tape.com/
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Check out this thread.
Quite a few things.
My leak fix, although a bit different , is at the bottom.


Hard Top Rear Window Leak Fix
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Old 02-15-2020, 03:05 PM
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Check out this thread.
Quite a few things.
My leak fix, although a bit different , is at the bottom.


Hard Top Rear Window Leak Fix
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I thought about that, so went out and got some clear silicone sealant to do the same as yours (your pic).

So lets see what happens next time it rains.
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