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Sunroof corroded

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Beautifulbodywork, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. Beautifulbodywork

    Beautifulbodywork Member

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    My 1984 Mercedes 230CE sunroof is corroded and the cause apparently, of heavy rain frequently getting in and soaking my driver's side footwell carpet.

    I have been quoted £2000 to get a new roof lining etc to make the vehicle watertight. Does this sound reasonable?
     
  2. brandwooddixon

    brandwooddixon Senior Member

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    I can't comment on the cost, but it seems a little excessive to me.

    Have the sunroof drains been tested to ensure that they are not blocked? All sunroofs leak a little, hence there are a number of drains in place to remove the water.

    I take it that ingress via the heater air intake (bonnet area) has been ruled out?

    I'm sure that someone more knowledgeable will be along shortly.
     
  3. Benzworx

    Benzworx Senior Member

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    Hi, if you could let me have a look at the car or take some pics I maybe able to help
    and would like to know what they were going to repair for £2000 ?

    Clive
     
  4. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    I have the drain pipe location chart if you would like it
     
  5. Frontstep

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    We want pictures.
     
  6. Multi-Tech

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    £2000 that a quote from someone that doesn't really want to do the job so picks a figure out the air, that or they are just having your pants down.
    Put some pictures up will help
     

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