VERY common problem- eZ fix! Gummi-pflege (Archived 2002-05)
Posted by Rachel on 14-May-2002 at 15:14:
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In Reply to: Leaking canopy posted by David on 13-May-2002 at 18:10:
Happy ending, easy cheap repair, keep a tube in the car...
Khromepony1 wrote on Z3 Rides on 9/4/08 after Hurricane Gustave hit his home town in Louisiana:
Just purchased this product online. It is apparently the replacement
for the BMW item no longer available. This is a runny liquid not a
paste. It does not stop the drip from the corner of the top where it
meets the winshield post. It does make the rubber parts new looking
Just recently I applied it just before driving through GUSTAVE. The
dripping actually increased. Two towel day!
Disappointing as the old product was a paste type. This stuff reminds
me of a product that I had used before called NU-VINYL.
I have however discovered how to stop the drip. K Y JELLY works in the
corner for the drip. It is water based, cheap, clean, and safe for
rubber I'm sure!
Just re-apply when the top is going up.
On 9/4/08 2:41 PM, Dennis Hebert wrote on Z3Rides:
The new product is liquid and makes the rubber nice and smooth and shiny so the water runs in faster.
On 9/4/08 4:17 PM, Greg Paul wrote on Z3Rides:
You all need to go out and get a product called Dow Corning 4. It is the exact same product as Gummi Pflege. I'm not sure where you can buy it in your local but check online. I have been using it for about 5 years, since my original tube of Gummi P sprung a few leaks in the tube :-)
So I would go for the KY Jelly or Dow Corning 4 instead of the new Gummi product.
There is also a "permanent" fix with glue:
Fast Woman's Fix on Bimmerfest
ZTRE's Fix on Roadfly- and a bit of explanation for using RTV:
ZTRE (Luca) writes on Z3 Rides on 9/04/08:
In my case the Inner plug shrunk to the point that I couldn't glue it back
to the outer gasket. I had to fill the hole with RTV and even it out using a
wooden stick that women use to spread the wax. In the link to Roadfly I
posted pix of my fix.
RTV is basically a liquid gasket/sealant that will cure but will maintain
the elasticity of a regular gasket. As it cure it will not shrink/crack so
if you apply it nicely, it will look great.
The one I used is made for high temperature application (when I replaced my
valve cover gasket BMW recommended to use some where the half-moon portion
of the gasket is) and it's black. This made the fix look OEM.
I wouldn't recommend use Gorilla glue since it is not a product specifically
design for this. RTV is.