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Condensation in the boot

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by theroo, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. theroo

    theroo Copenworld Newbie

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    2009 Copen 1.3
    Just wondering if anybody has a problem with condensation in the boot of their Copen ???

    Over the cold winter I have found that condensation has built up, I expect from the cabin heat and the exhust heat from under the car. This seems to have caused drips and the underlay is soaking and wet. There is no leak from the high brake light in my car, which could have been the problem.

    Might be worth a check before mold sets in.
     
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  2. Rex

    Rex Copenworld Pioneer

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    Thanks for the tip. I've checked and no sign of damp, phew.

    Just a thought, have you checked the rubber grommet is in place?

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    Rex.
     
  3. theroo

    theroo Copenworld Newbie

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    Thanks for that. The condensation was forming on the inside of the boot lid. The dripping down on the carpet and under the carpet.

    The rest is OK, thats one good thing.
     
  4. smx

    smx Copenworld Member

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    I had a problem with condensation in my boot, i used some left over Sound X matting (cheap dynamat) from my speaker install and lined the bottom of the boot, been dry for over 6 months now.

    If you feel the matting after a long drive it's warm so you can definetly see how condensation would build up.

    Andy
     
  5. Adam K

    Adam K Copenworld Guru

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    I have seen condnsation on the inside of my boot too.
    I don't think my mats are damp though. I'll check.

    I like the idea of using the dynamat stuff to insulate the underside of the boot.
     
  6. Adnan

    Adnan Copenworld Member

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    Hi smx. Can you upload a picture of your boot with the dynamat stuff on. ?:think:
     
  7. dwayner

    dwayner Copenworld Regular

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    Camry Sportivo
    dwayner

    Put some silica condensation absorbers in the boot - i left the window slightly open once, and the rain got in overnight - not a lot, but i had water condensatiopn in every part of the car - put these silica absorbers under the seats, and in 4 days, it was all gone.
     
  8. Adnan

    Adnan Copenworld Member

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    I googled for silica condensation absorber but didnt get any relevant results. Do you have a link for those absorbers ?
     
  9. Binz

    Binz Copenworld Regular

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    search for silica gel in google shopping or ebay. 'Pingi' used to do them shaped like a penguin soft toy but when I just searched they are now just bags.
     
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