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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Seam seals, middle body

  Note
Seam seals made during repair work must be identical in appearance and thickness to the original seam seals.
To avoid damage or faulty operation, brush seam seals smooth near attachments which must be attached.
Water drainage holes must remain clear.
All threaded studs and welded nuts with metric threads as well as all other studs and contact surfaces for assembly must be functional following the extent of the sealing work.
Sealant must never be applied to bare substrates. Substrates must always be filled first.
   
Seam seals, roof without sunroof
Illustration shows left side. The right side is the mirror image.

Seam seals, middle body

 -  Fine seam seals
Fine seam seals require that the sealant extend at least 3 mm from the seam in each direction and must have a height of 0.5 mm.
 -  Smoothing seals
Sealant in the marked areas must be smoothed following application.
  Note
When smoothing the sealant seam, ensure that the sheet metal edges which are to be protected are not exposed and that the metal is covered with a sufficiently thick layer of PVC.

 
     
Seam seals, roof with sunroof
In the magnifying glass views the left side is shown. The right side is the mirror image.

Seam seals, middle body

 -  Fine seam seals
Fine seam seals require that the sealant extend at least 3 mm from the seam in each direction and must have a height of 0.5 mm.
 -  Smoothing seals
Sealant in the marked areas must be smoothed following application.
  Note
When smoothing the sealant seam, ensure that the sheet metal edges which are to be protected are not exposed and that the metal is covered with a sufficiently thick layer of PVC.

 
     
Seam seals, front door of 2-door
In the illustration the left door is shown. The right side is the mirror image.

Seam seals, middle body

 -  Fine seam seals
Fine seam seals require that the sealant extend at least 3 mm from the seam in each direction and must have a height of 0.5 mm.
 -  Sealing the folded seam groove
The marked areas must be closed following application of sealant to the folded seam groove.
 -  Brushing seals
Sealant in the marked areas must be brushed following application.
  Note
When brushing the sealant seam, ensure that the sheet metal edges which are to be protected are not exposed and that the metal is covered with a sufficiently thick layer of PVC. Ensure that the “U” of the folded seam remains sealed.

 
     
Seam seals, front door of 4-door
In the illustration the left door is shown. The right side is the mirror image.

Seam seals, middle body

 -  Fine seam seals
Fine seam seals require that the sealant extend at least 3 mm from the seam in each direction and must have a height of 0.5 mm.
 -  Sealing the folded seam groove
The marked areas must be closed following application of sealant to the folded seam groove.
 -  Brushing seals
Sealant in the marked areas must be brushed following application.
  Note
When brushing the sealant seam, ensure that the sheet metal edges which are to be protected are not exposed and that the metal is covered with a sufficiently thick layer of PVC. Ensure that the “U” of the folded seam remains sealed.

 
     
Seam seals, rear door of 4-door
In the illustration the left door is shown. The right side is the mirror image.

Seam seals, middle body

 -  Fine seam seals
Fine seam seals require that the sealant extend at least 3 mm from the seam in each direction and must have a height of 0.5 mm.
 -  Sealing the folded seam groove
The marked areas must be closed following application of sealant to the folded seam groove.
 -  Brushing seals
Sealant in the marked areas must be brushed following application.
  Note
When brushing the sealant seam, ensure that the sheet metal edges which are to be protected are not exposed and that the metal is covered with a sufficiently thick layer of PVC. Ensure that the “U” of the folded seam remains sealed.

 
     
Seam seals, centre underbody
In the upper magnifying glass view, the floor section and the left side member is shown. The right side is the mirror image.
In the lower magnifying glass view, the right side of the tunnel reinforcement is shown. The left side is the mirror image.

Seam seals, middle body

 -  Coarse seam seals
Coarse seam seals require that the sealant be applied at least 20 mm wide and 2 mm high.
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  Note Seam seals made during repair work must be identical in appearance and thickness to the original seam seals. To avoid ...

Seam seals, rear body
  Note Seam seals made during repair work must be identical in appearance and thickness to the original seam seals. To avoid ...

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