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Damp in overhead cupboard

Post by Bcfe on Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:44 pm

Amethyst model 2000- We seem to have water getting in to the overhead cupboard - on the side behind the driver. No standing water but the wood on edge is damp. We cannot fathom where this could be coming from - any ideas please?mand how to sort?
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Re: Damp in overhead cupboard

Post by Bcfe on Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:48 pm

Oh and Hi everyone - this is my first post. Had the Amethyst a year and love it. So really want to sort this out
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Re: Damp in overhead cupboard

Post by NORGIL on Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:54 pm

Do you have black acrylic strips on the sides of the luton like the Clubman ? If so check they are properly sealed. also check the seals around the running lights if you have them.

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Re: Damp in overhead cupboard

Post by Paulmold on Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:55 pm

And check rooflight seal.

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Re: Damp in overhead cupboard

Post by Bcfe on Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:57 pm

Yes Norman we do- thanks - will check them. My OH used a hose to clean the other day and it has appeared since then so that could be the problem. thanks again
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Re: Damp in overhead cupboard

Post by Bcfe on Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:28 pm

Norman - think it might be the acrylic strips. What would we do? Can you just put more sealant on? Or do we need to take old one off and replace? Will it just dry out if it's sealed on top? Or is it going to need a specialist to help?
Thanks - fixed a few bits ourselves but don't want to get it wrong with damp.
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Re: Damp in overhead cupboard

Post by NORGIL on Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:22 pm

Barbara, I had a slight leak around the strip on mine. Mine had been poorly sealed before, a bit of a bodge job. to check if the leak was actually from there I applied a bit of black windscreen seal from Halfords around the area first (only a couple of quid. ) sprayed the area with water and there was no leak thus confirming it was the problem. I suppose I could have got away with leaving it like that. Because the original job didnt look very good anyway I then carefully removed all the old seal and re sealed the whole thing with Sikaflex.

Removing all the old gunge and resealing was time consuming but not technical, if you would be willing to seal around the edge of your bath for example then I would suggest this job is little different.

I am no expert, so see if someone else comes along with further advice first, there may well be better or easier ways.

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