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Old 01-02-2007   #1  
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The rubber around the sunroof of my car and my brothers has started to deteriorate, my brother has a 05 civic his was bought new, and mine was bought used, an 01. We are going to the dealer soon ask them about, i was just wondering if anyone else has gotten these problems. Is it just from the elements, our cars are kept outside.







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either get a garage, or check with the manufacturer and reorder new seals.

My supra targa roof seals suck even more i bet.
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A couple of my friends have had the problem thats the only reason that i didnt get an ex
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hmm we both just rencently got car covers so i guess once we get the rubber replaced the covers should help cut down on it.
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Just another down fall of having a sunroof.
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Mine are not that bad but mine are starting to pit and discolor....N e one know how to get rid of the pitting because it just looks surface but I don't know what to put on it that will not make it worse...
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Just another down fall of having a sunroof.
heh more like the only downfall
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i've had my car since 02, and its been parked outside for about... 2 years of me owning it (i've been stationed to 2 places where i dont have a garage) and the only thing about my rubber seal is theres very slight discoloration.. a couple white spots here and there...

whenever i go all out and detail my car, i armorall the black trim pieces (cleaning wipes and protectant wipes) including the runroof rubber, the black pieces that run the length of the roof, and around the doors and stuff.. that may be why.. iono tho
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ok thx ill try that once i get it replaced
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its because of the sun, try to park in shade and wat not every where you go to minimize it
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do the same for door edges....
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doesn't armor all eventually cuz the rubber seals to dry out and crack?
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woah thats weird...my '03 seals still looks like new..I do what xriceboix does
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doesn't armor all eventually cuz the rubber seals to dry out and crack?
mine arent dried out and cracked yet.. and i've had the car since august of 02..
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yea, you must live in some kind of climate with toxic air and acid rain, it looks like your car is melting away.
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[QUOTE=Vexorg;4122135]The rubber around the sunroof of my car and my brothers has started to deteriorate, my brother has a 05 civic his was bought new, and mine was bought used, an 01. We are going to the dealer soon ask them about, i was just wondering if anyone else has gotten these problems. Is it just from the elements, our cars are kept outside.

Thats Normal to any thing like rubber or plastic,Once they exposed to sun or cold weather. Try to put some silicone seal U can buy it @ Cad. tire..U dont need to buy new insert..Well gud lock..
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Do you live in a region where it snows? If so it could be due to the salt that they use to melt the ice. The salt could have gotten to the roof when you drive on the highway.
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Do you live in a region where it snows? If so it could be due to the salt that they use to melt the ice. The salt could have gotten to the roof when you drive on the highway.
my car's been from the dry heat of vegas (parked outside due to lack of garage space, with the exception of a few months), to the humidity of south carolina (parked outside for my entire time in SC ~ 10 months), to a full winter season in upstate NY (driven daily and parked in a garage half the time), and through rain and shine in washington parked in a parking garage most of the time, then it spent 6 months in my friend's front yard, completely exposed to the elements)...
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had that problem in both my 99 and 96 civics coupes, i just dealt with it though, i let the next owners deal with that problem
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