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Post by deka on Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:32 am

Removed my scuttle panel on Saturday, cleaned it, sealed it around the edge with Soudaflex. No sooner had I fixed it back together the heavens opened with a real good downpour, After it had stopped I lifted the bonnet and not a drop of water in sight. ( thank god )  allthumbz
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Post by Gram on Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:04 pm

What made you use Soudaflex?

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Post by Guest on Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:32 pm

Good news, I've seen so many engine bays on these chassis that have rusty parts due to water ingress. You may also find a need to do something at either end of the scuttle with the drain holes. On my previous Nuevo I used some pipe inserts in the drain holes and attached flexible tubing to drain the water safety to the floor behind the front wheels. It's such a shame that a manufacturer can't design a scuttle to do its job on an otherwise good vehicle.
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Post by deka on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:22 pm

Already done the drain holes whilst the scuttle was off, I've used Soudaflex before so I know it bonds well with plastic and glass, and it is a cheaper form of stikaflex. As a retired ex glazier I've used loads  of silicone and know that Soudaflex works better
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Post by Gram on Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:50 pm

I used Soudal Fix-All Classic on my scuttle and it appears to have worked, so far.

There are, of course, scores of different sealant/adhesives on the market and I just wondered what drives people to use a particular one.

I chose Soudal Fix-All Classic because it was recommended to me as a sealant and the spec indicated that it is a good adhesive.

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