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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: 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 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, tail light
Illustration shows left side. The right side is the mirror image.

Seam seals, rear 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.
 -  Brushing seals
Sealant in the marked areas must be brushed following application.
  Note
When smoothing or 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.

 
     
Seam seals, rear cross panel

Seam seals, rear body

 -  Coarse seam seals
Coarse seam seals require that the sealant be applied at least 20 mm wide and 2 mm high.
 -  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.
 -  Brushing seals
Sealant in the marked areas must be brushed following application.
  Note
When smoothing or 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.

 
     
Seam seals, right side panel, fuel filler neck

Seam seals, rear 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.
 -  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.

 
     
Seam seals, rear left wheel housing

Seam seals, rear body

 -  Coarse seam seals
Coarse seam seals require that the sealant be applied at least 20 mm wide and 2 mm high.
 -  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.

 
     
Seam seals, rear right wheel housing

Seam seals, rear body

 -  Coarse seam seals
Coarse seam seals require that the sealant be applied at least 20 mm wide and 2 mm high.
 -  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.

 
     
Seam seals, inner rear wheel housing
Illustration shows left side. The right side is the mirror image.

Seam seals, rear body

 -  Coarse seam seals
Coarse seam seals require that the sealant be applied at least 20 mm wide and 2 mm high.
 -  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.

 
     
Seam seals, inner rear lid with plastic spoiler

Seam seals, rear 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.
 -  Brushing seals
Sealant in the marked areas must be brushed following application.
  Note
When smoothing or 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.

 
     
Seam seals, inner rear lid without plastic spoiler

Seam seals, rear 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.
 -  Brushing seals
Sealant in the marked areas must be brushed following application.
  Note
When smoothing or 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.

 
     
Seam seals, rear lid, exterior view
Illustration shows left side. The right side is the mirror image.

Seam seals, rear 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.
 -  Brushing seals
Sealant in the marked areas must be brushed following application.
  Note
When smoothing or 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.

 
     
Seam seals, rear underbody
In the magnifying glass view, the area of the left floor section and tunnel is shown. The right side is the mirror image.

Seam seals, rear body

 -  Coarse seam seals
Coarse seam seals require that the sealant be applied at least 20 mm wide and 2 mm high.

 
     
Seam seals, rear underbody, vehicles with multi-link suspension
All detail views are applicable for the left and right side.

Seam seals, rear body

 -  Coarse seam seals
Coarse seam seals require that the sealant be applied at least 20 mm wide and 2 mm high.
 -  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.

 
     
Seam seals, underbody, vehicles with torsion beam rear suspension

Seam seals, rear body

 -  Coarse seam seals
Coarse seam seals require that the sealant be applied at least 20 mm wide and 2 mm high.
 -  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.

 
     
Seam seals, underbody, 4-Motion vehicles

Seam seals, rear body

 -  Coarse seam seals
Coarse seam seals require that the sealant be applied at least 20 mm wide and 2 mm high.
 -  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.
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