The FIX for the drip rail water leaking that anyone can do

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And where does this Pants Change take place ? Looking forward to the Video
I do this thang that I roll the seat all the way back, I lay on my back and straddle me legs around de steering wheel above the dash, loop the pants on, then you arch your back and do this little hop on your back as you quickly pull the pants up under you while you are airborne.

10/10 Works every time.





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Nice fix. I just use a small towel and run it along drip rail with my hand before opening the door. Removes water and done. Dry towel for next time. Old school guy.
 

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I just got a 2020 Rubicon, and I feel like either Jeep fixed the issue or I'm not having this problem, any others with 2020?
I have a 2020 and definitely have the drip issue in heavy rain, but in Vancouver we get more rain than most of you. I picked up some of the Sugru mouldable glue and I'm going to try that approach as I've seen some on the forums report success. I have the One Touch roof if that makes a difference, though I'm pretty sure it doesn't as it should be the same as the hard top channel wise.
 

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I just put some 2'' pucks on the front and left the rear stock. So now I have a reverse rake. My rig looks like total crap, but the lift in the front keeps the water from streaming in the jeep on those rainy days.:LOL:
 

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I solved mine by parking the Jeep angled up slightly. The water caught in the gutter then drains towards the back.
When I am outside opening the door I run my finger along the gutter to push the water out. Problem is that the gutter is not the source, it is the seam between the windshield frame and the freedom panels.
 

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Yeah plugging just the gutter front end stops most all the water dripping. But some small drips continue down the windshield frame and freedom top seal under heavy rain. We have left it as - since we get only 5 drips or so getting in.

If you search you can find prefab JL extension gutters like shown by the OP for sale.
 

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Wow, how have I not gotten wet in the last 2 years and 42,000 plus miles on my JL? And trust me it rains here in Virginia, a lot! I think I'll pass, thanks for posting though John I'm sure there will be some others on here who don't want to get wet! :)
 
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I just keep a pair of dry pants in the Jeep, when it rains! Change pants!

Problem solved!
And where does this Pants Change take place ? Looking forward to the Video
I can do better than that: I just don't wear pants when it's raining, only my trusty gold lamé thong...
 

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how’s this? I purposely made it slightly higher than the rail. Being black it blends in.
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Dave:

I'm new to coax seal. Would you be able to provide a link to the version of the product you used? Thanks.

What I see on the internet comes on a roll of tape--maybe that's exactly where you sourced yours for your hack.

Maybe it's goop like (moldable) on a roll of tape and I just don't realize it.

The stuff you used kind of reminds me of Sugru: that moldable glue.

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Dave:

I'm new to coax seal. Would you be able to provide a link to the version of the product you used? Thanks.

What I see on the internet comes on a roll of tape--maybe that's exactly where you sourced yours for your hack.

Maybe it's goop like (moldable) on a roll of tape and I just don't realize it.

The stuff you used kind of reminds me of Sugru: that moldable glue.

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You can use pretty much anything.

I used fun-tack. It eliminates most but not all of the leaking.
 

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Dave:

I'm new to coax seal. Would you be able to provide a link to the version of the product you used? Thanks.

What I see on the internet comes on a roll of tape--maybe that's exactly where you sourced yours for your hack.

Maybe it's goop like (moldable) on a roll of tape and I just don't realize it.

The stuff you used kind of reminds me of Sugru: that moldable glue.

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yes its essentially a tape that molds and stays malleable. I use it for a lot of my ham radio stuff. Pull a length then just roll it into a ball.

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Great job.
I have fixed my ST, HT, and BESTOP SR from leaks and no wind noise.
-get a hot glue gun with clear or colored glue sticks (I used black)
-use a popsicle stick to temp put on front edge of drip rail
-fill in with glue stick 2 in back from the open front edge
- drill a small hole under the drip rail 2in from the front after glue is hardened.
be sure to drill at the center of the drip rail closest to the door frame as the drip rail is angled in
-drill a small hole 2 in from rear drip rail

Summary:
2 holes in front drip rail and 2 holes in rear of the drip rail plus hot glue filled in the front 2 drip rails.

Ran each top thru car wash and soaked in driveway and no more drips.
Test drive with each tops at 75MPG and no wind noise.
Very nice but I usually stop reading instructions when I see the word "drill".
I do this thang that I roll the seat all the way back, I lay on my back and straddle me legs around de steering wheel above the dash, loop the pants on, then you arch your back and do this little hop on your back as you quickly pull the pants up under you while you are airborne.

10/10 Works every time.
Great write-up. This should've gotten it's own sticky thread. :giggle:
 

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Wow, how have I not gotten wet in the last 2 years and 42,000 plus miles on my JL? And trust me it rains here in Virginia, a lot! I think I'll pass, thanks for posting though John I'm sure there will be some others on here who don't want to get wet! :)
Fellow 757 JL Jeeper here! nice to see some local presence on the forum.
 

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I live in East Tennessee and it rains a lot here. My wife and I just laugh and say F-ing Jeep. I understand if you are dressed nice for a dinner or a business meeting. More than anything, for me is the rear fender with mud transfer to my clothes. Once again F-ing Jeep. I find most of the water runs onto the plastic threshold and out the door I don’t really find it to be a big deal. I sure appreciate your write up for solutions, and the time you spent to share your ideas for others.
 

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