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Old 10 Feb 2009, 11:42 am
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Good Morning

I LOVE my "new" (9000 miles)2007 PT Turbo convertable!!
We have had some great weather in the bay area so I have had the top down more ofter than not.
Now the weather has changed and we are seeing alot of rain.
I always have my side window open a bit, regardless of the weather, but because of the design of the window I am getting dripped on.
(recent edit) The drip comes from the front part of the window frame and not from the top.


Thanks for any suggestions or any aftermarket solutions.

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Old 10 Feb 2009, 03:27 pm
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well on a hardtop (mine) i put them drip guards but you cant do that on a vert and really you cant redesign the window so Im kinda guessing you are gonna have to roll it up???or deal with the drops
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 03:35 pm
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Thanks CruserDad76 for the reply.

A convertable would be a problem in that situation, however, it seems to drip from the front frame of the window and not from the top. I guess I wasn't clear enough when I described the issue.
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 03:53 pm
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OK but the rain guards i have go up that fount pillar and then across the top if the window I'm not sure if they make them that just go up the fount pillar??? guess it is possible that they do
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 03:55 pm
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I moved your post to the Convertible part of the forum so hopefully you get some replies from vert owners.
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Old 17 Feb 2009, 04:07 pm
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with the way the verts windows lay against the weather stripping on the top I would imagine you'll get a drip if you put the window down even a little. In the same way the door breaks the window seal when it "scoots" the window down when you first touch the door handle, even that little would be enough for wind to blow water up the "A" pillar off the windshield and into the interior. I would opt for leaving the window all the way up and turning on the dash vents.

I think even if you lowered the back windows for ventilation it would still allow water inside.
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 11:47 am
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Sorry for the delay in my reply but thanks Goasthawk

I LOVE MY CONVERTABLE !!! and will pray for sun in the mean time.....
If I had my way the windows and the top would be down all the time!
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 04:45 am
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Nothing can be done, it is a design design issue of the car/top. The sewn in drip edge stops at the front/"A" pillar on your car. The water runs down and drips/over flows at the "A" pillar as that is where the drip molding ends. There is a natural slant of the car forward as well. On real rainy days people also complain when they open their doors water drips down onto the floor from the roof as well. I have seen this complaint before and there is no fix! This concern is nothing compared to the Sebring hard top convertible. Any questions LeakPro Intro Page Thanks, John
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 10:34 am
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Thanks ptragtop. At least I have a definitive answer even if it is not what I wanted to hear
It's only water, right?

Thanks to all of you for responding to my question.....
I'm sure I will have more questions in the future..

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Old 09 Mar 2009, 01:46 pm
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As the saying goes "into each Life (or PT Cruiser Convertible in our case) a little rain must fall".
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