Water retention in Trunk lid

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  1. Max57

    Max57 Silver Member

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    I know this is an old issue, but has anyone ever found a remedy to prevent the trunk lid from retaining so much water after a hard rain-fall or even after washing the car?

    I can't believe how much water continues to drain even after a decent amount of time has passed. As years go by, I'm sure this might result in rust issues.
     
  2. solo7777

    solo7777 SRT Terminator Hellcat Car Club Western Regional President HCC Charter Member

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    Open and close (slam) it 10 times. That gets most of it.
     
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    The best method is to use an air dryer. They have them on autogeek. That's the best way to blow dry around the trunk after you wash it. You can also lay a towel down over the back bumper with the trunk lid open and that helps catch some of the water as well.
     
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    could drill 1 or 2 small holes in bottom of lid at rear of car.
     
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    Fionn MacCumhaill Irish A'Hole - Wanna Fight About It!? Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    I have contemplated drilling a small hole (1/16") on each side under the tail light assembly near the corner where the water seeps from the plastic joints. Since it seems the water is trapped between the plastic and the housing assembly. Just waiting till I can take apart the light assembly to determine whether that will solve the issue or not.
     
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    CNYHC SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Buy a leaf blower and use it just for the car...
     
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    Leaf blowers can blow small amounts of oil with the air and are not ideal. I had a professional detailer show me the blower he uses for his business. It's called a Metro Blaster Sidekick. Autogeek.net has them for $89. They work awesome after you wash the car, especially on the trunk, wheels, brakes, around the hood vents, under the hood, grill, etc. Cuts down on towel drying and associated fine scratches in the clear coat.

    Metro Blaster SideKick
     
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    I got armor wet/dry vacuum and worked like a charm
     
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    Yes it hold a lot of water let me know if you find a fix I'm thing the seal arnt on there right
     
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    I use a leaf blower to dry the car. For me, that takes care of the water issue.
     
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    I've used a Husqvarna BT150 backpack leaf blower and it does the job quite nicely.... Neighbors probably think I'm crazy though :)
     
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