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

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We have introduced our 2018 to 2020 Wrangler JL and JT Gladiator Drip Rail
extensions.
Alleviating The Dreaded Drip
This product is designed to rout the water that runs down on you the driver or the
passenger when opening the door of the JL Wrangler when it is raining. The
product does so by routing the flow of the water forward and to the outside of the
Jeep body to the base of the windshield frame away from the drivers and
passenger compartment.
We offer three finish versions of the Drip Rail Extensions.
UV Gloss Black mainly for Wranglers that are painted Black or Dark Grey.
UV Semi Gloss Black for Jeeps with the satin Black Tops
Customer Paint to Match. This version is for customers who want to paint the
Drip Rail Extensions to match the color of the Jeep. Customers can paint the
extensions with spray can paint. We recommend that customers purchase
matching color paint and a clear coat paint to finish the drip rails correctly.
Customers can purchase spray can paint from the Jeep dealers, some auto part
stores and online. You need the paint code usually listed on a sticker located on
the drivers door of the just below the door latching mechanism. We do not paint.
The UV Versions are $ 74.00 a Pair and the customer paint to match version is
$69.00 a pair. These are delivered prices to addresses in the lower 48 states.
Additional fees apply when shipping to Canada or other countries.
We use PayPal for financial transactions. You do not need a PayPal account to
use the service.
Simply let us know which version you would like to purchase and we will send
you a PayPal funds request.
We ship the product by USPS. Products usually ship within 24 hrs of paid orders.
Email us at [email protected],View at Truck Master designs.com
or Products- Truck Master Designs.





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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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I can only find "Coax-Seal" as tape. This looks more like a putty/clay that I would mold into a wedge and put in the end of the rail. Was this a wad of coax-seal tape? Or am I just not looking on Amazon in the right place? Any advice or a PM with a link to the right product would be appreciated!
 

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First thing that came to mind as a builder was a little duct seal compound experiment. Molded small pieces in gutter and over windshield seal where raised ribs are. Easy enough to remove if it doesn’t work.

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I can only find "Coax-Seal" as tape. This looks more like a putty/clay that I would mold into a wedge and put in the end of the rail. Was this a wad of coax-seal tape? Or am I just not looking on Amazon in the right place? Any advice or a PM with a link to the right product would be appreciated!
It's a sort of tape. You pull a length off and wad into the shape you want.
 

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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.
You should patent this idea before someone steals it, stops the drips and an awesome increase in gas mileage, I'm sure that was an unexpected bonus.
 

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I bought the drip rails from truck master designs. Here's a couple of pics installed.

Can't vouch for rain effectiveness yet but they seem to be very similar to
the sweep solution in design.

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I bought the drip rails from truck master designs. Here's a couple of pics installed.

Can't vouch for rain effectiveness yet but they seem to be very similar to
the sweep solution in design.

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That looks kinda......bulky......? I'm gonna give it a shot anyway. Thanks for posting this.
 

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I bought the drip rails from truck master designs. Here's a couple of pics installed.

Can't vouch for rain effectiveness yet but they seem to be very similar to
the sweep solution in design.

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What is the cost?
 

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I bought the drip rails from truck master designs. Here's a couple of pics installed.

Can't vouch for rain effectiveness yet but they seem to be very similar to
the sweep solution in design.

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20200530_174038.jpg
Is this basically a rubber strip that you 3M tape to the door seam?
Does it impact door opening in any way?
How secure is it, like if you were driving with the doors off?
Sorry for the barrage of questions, but the website has like no information on it.
 

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Is this basically a rubber strip that you 3M tape to the door seam?
Does it impact door opening in any way?
How secure is it, like if you were driving with the doors off?
Sorry for the barrage of questions, but the website has like no information on it.
No problem, glad to give something back to this community which has been invaluable to me.

It's painted or unpainted hard plastic attached with double sided tape, your choice on paint. I got the semi-gloss black. Unpainted if you want to paint to match.

I had it up to 80 yesterday, no signs of moving. With doors closed. It doesn't interfere with doors, the weatherproof rubber surround of the door seals to it.

Don't know about doors off but I wouldn't be concerned. It's on there pretty tight and taped attached both outside the car and in the door jamb.
 

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Do you know if this will work with a Sunrider as well as the Freedom tops?
Freedom + Sky One Touch (what I have). Don't know about soft tops, guy in another thread says doesn't work for them.
 

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