Weatherproofing The Car

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I have been getting a bit fed up with the fact that every time it rains or I wash the car, water finds its way inside. Looking into this problem on the various forums, it seems to be quite a common problem.  Mini's can have a tendency to imitate a tea bag.

For the majority of the time, the car is covered over with a waterproof 4 ply car cover specifically for the mini. So from that point of view it is not a problem,  but I cannot always guarantee that it will be covered up and coupled with the fact that cars should not leak. I decided to try and fix the problem.


Tuesday, June 26, 2013
Weatherproofing Part 1 - Door Seals
Weatherproofing Part 1 - Door Seals

First job is to replace the door seals and the weather strips.









Monday, July 1, 2013
Weatherproofing Part 2 - (Inside the door) - So near and yet...!!
Weatherproofing Part 2 - (Inside the door) - So near and yet...!!


Well having sealed the doors with new rubbers, my attention is now drawn to solving the problem of what happens to the water once it is inside the door.








Saturday, July 6, 2013
Weatherproofing Part 3 - (Inside the door) - A bit closer still!!
Weatherproofing Part 3 - (Inside the door) - A bit closer still!!


With everything I had learned from the previous attempt at creating an inner door curtain, I can now see the areas that need attention to nail this problem









Saturday, August 3, 2013
Be Gone, Evil Pointy Bits.
Be Gone, Evil Pointy Bits.

The last job is to round off the pointy bits on the end of the winder mechanism to stop it tearing the inner door curtain.








All in all this seems to have been successful. It has been tested under some pretty severe weather conditions and so far proved to be a winner. Long may it last!!



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