Water in trunk lid

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  1. Lew

    Lew Silver Member

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    Anybody else? Is this normal?
    Wash the car, blow it dry. Open trunk lid and blow jamb & lid dry. Close trunk, water drips onto bumper from trunk lid. Okay no big deal, dry it up. 20-30 minutes after car is completely dry, open trunk lid and water pours into trunk from the open lid.

    This seems to me like an invitation to rust. Normal or do I have a bad seal somewhere like maybe the rear spoiler?
     
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  2. F6F-3

    F6F-3 SRT Hellcat Owner Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    It does it to me too. It gets caught in the plastic trim.
     
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    It's just the way the trunk sheet metal and trim are designed. There are actually weep holes in the bottom (two oval plugs with openings around them).

    I don't think you will ever have a rust issue. It's an annoyance as you dry the car, it leaks and you get water spots.

    solo7777 recommended opening and closing the trunk several times and that seems to get most of it. If you have compressed air you can also blow it out.

    It's a pain in the behind!
     
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  4. Lew

    Lew Silver Member

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    I'm not talking water spots. I'm guessing I get a full cup of water out of the trunk lid twenty minutes after I've dried it thoroughly.
     
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    Yup, and that is what creates the water spots of not dried. We all have the same issue.
     
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  6. Jim M

    Jim M SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Even my '08 Challenger does the same thing.
     
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    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Yeah I have to do that trunk thing many times open and close and dry same time
     
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    yep, the ol' "Wave That Lid 50 Times" maneuver.... you get some strange looks from people :)
     
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    Yeah it's a pain that's why I use demineralized water to rinse and blow it dry with a heated air car dryer which solves both issues still have to open trunk to drain water though
     
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    bolivarshagnasty Gold Member

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    Buy a battery operated leaf blower. Use it to blow around door handles, wheels, trunk lid, etc.. Saves a lot of time drying.
     
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    FreightTrain Comfortably Numb

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    I use a clean micro fiber and wipe down the car after washing.. takes 10 minutes and no spots.. finish off at trunk area. no fuss, no muss, no leaf blower to buy
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    Another thing to add....After all of the wiping and opening and closing of the trunk, because we all don't want even a drip remaining, I place a towel between the lid and bumper to soak up any remaining drips until it is dry/done.
     
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    same issue....i use a leaf blower and go at it several x's.....hasnt been a big deal, but i noticed its different from my 2011
     
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    I found that the less you touch your finish with even microfiber the better especially the rear tailight plastic is easy to put micro scratches which I why I bought one of these Master Blaster Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner yeah it was 400 buck but to me worth the money and with a foam cannon I rarely have to touch my finish with any debris on it also a CR spotless demineralizer I am detail shop set! :cool:
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    YES!!! I spend so much time blowing my car dry and then pop the trunk to put my head gets soaked!:mad: It taunts my car detail OCD!
     

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