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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Seam seals, front 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, left suspension turret

Seam seals, front 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.
 -  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, right suspension turret

Seam seals, front 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.
 -  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, left side of engine compartment

Seam seals, front 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, right side of engine compartment

Seam seals, front 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, centre of engine compartment
Upper illustration for LHD vehicles
Lower illustration for RHD vehicles

Seam seals, front 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, left wheel housing

Seam seals, front 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.
1 -  Water drain holes free of sealant.

 
     
Seam seals, right wheel housing

Seam seals, front 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.
1 -  Water drain holes free of sealant.

 
     
Seam seals, bonnet
Illustration shows left side. The right side is the mirror image.

Seam seals, front 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.
As of model year 2014, the areas to be smoothened shown in the illustration must be brushed.

 
     
Seam seals, A-pillar
Illustration shows left side. The right side is the mirror image.

Seam seals, front 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.
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