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hi

  a seagull has taken a likeing to the seal between the 2 glass panels on the panoramic roof  does anyone if this is an easy fix and what part no 

thanks in advance

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Could black silicone sealant provide a cheap acceptable solution? Would only need a very small amount to fill those holes.

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I scare them off with a length of rope,it's egg making season and they go daft.

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Blimey you need that fixing ASAP before water gets in and starts making a mess of the inside of the car, in the meantime put some tank tape over the joint.

Before you apply any such sealant the seal needs a good cleaning down with thinners to remove every bit of grease/oil/polish.

This stuff would be ideal as it's in a small tube with a precision nib.

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Think I'd be inclined to ring the dealer and explain the situation and see what options are available and what costs would be involved to get it fixed.

Probably end up being an insurance job if the seal cant be replaced independently depending on how deep your pockets are and whether it's worth going through the insurance.

In the meantime I wouldnt faff about with it. Just get some waterproof tape and stick it over the damaged seal. You don't want to make matters worse putting silicone into the rubber seal.

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39 minutes ago, Wino said:

Think I'd be inclined to ring the dealer and explain the situation and see what options are available and what costs would be involved to get it fixed.

Probably end up being an insurance job if the seal cant be replaced independently depending on how deep your pockets are and whether it's worth going through the insurance.

In the meantime I wouldnt faff about with it. Just get some waterproof tape and stick it over the damaged seal. You don't want to make matters worse putting silicone into the rubber seal.

I'd agree.  Dealer or a windscreen/glass replacement company.

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That's a thought! If you have glass cover on your policy, see if the glass panel is covered.

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Neighbour had crows attacking the rubber Wiper Blades on a vauxhall viva. They made a right noise pulling on the wipers then letting go with the wiper arm/blade slapping on the screens. Destroyed the wipers in 5 mins. 

Did wonder if the car had been washed with a smelly car wash solution that the crows liked. They didn't attack the other 2 cars on there driveway. 

 

 

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I'm sure I've seen screenwash or coolant with 'Britrex' in it. It is harmless, but extremely bitter taste which discourages children or animals from drinking it.

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