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Old 09-30-2022, 06:28 PM   #1
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Leaky penthouse canvas meets roof

Hi. I have a leak right where the canvas meets the roof at the driver's corner. I've sealed everything in sight on top but obviously missing something.

Meantime, I can see just a touch of daylight from the inside when I push up gently where penthouse fabric meets the ceiling. Is there some easy thing I can do to seal this join? How about the outside?

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Old 09-30-2022, 07:37 PM   #2
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Since the top of the fiberglass penthouse hangs over the top of the canvas by about 4-5" (and from what I see in the pictures), I would suggest inspecting the roof seal on the Electrical conduit coming down as the probable culprit.

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Old 10-01-2022, 02:41 AM   #3
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Scott, please post up pictures of the top of the top so we cab see what is up there. Around the area in question as well as further aft. The entry point may be further back away from that corner.
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Old 10-01-2022, 11:51 AM   #4
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Just my "two cents" -- I'm guessing by the looks of the left side - horizontal streak leading to the dark shade -- thats possibly caused by driving thru rain and a separation of the canvas from underneath the white inner ceiling panel and the gap where the canvas is "pinched" and screwed into the roof -- I've got the same issue -- a gap about the size of my fist that when top is all the way up -- daylight seen. Gotta figure out how to push the canvas back into "sandwich mode" -- and secure with screws, etc.

Good luck --
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Old 10-01-2022, 12:25 PM   #5
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So depending on how you are parked gravity can make the water take strange paths. The first leak I ever had on my poptop was the rear latch bolt wasn't flush to the top. Being that I backed into my drive way, the slight slope would always produce the leak out toward the front.

Another key area to look is where they screw the paneling to the ceiling, they occasionally get a longer screw in the batch that goes to far and make a pin hole leak in top. Again where the leak was and where the water came out was not even close.

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Old 10-02-2022, 09:57 AM   #6
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I silicone calked all the attachment points for the roof connections and got all the wire looms as well. Hopefully that does it. I appreciate all your suggestions!

As I was lowering the penthouse I heard and felt a bang and the whole freakin top came crashing down askew! Now I have a much bigger problem to deal with. See future posts... arghhhhhh!

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