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Old 07-18-2018, 04:32 AM   #1
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Foam drip tray torn, is it possible to repair

Have discovered finally that cause of water in boxster 986 is both foam drip trays are damaged,has any body ever tried to repair them?

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Old 07-18-2018, 06:58 AM   #2
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I had a torn window seal on a different car that I repaired about five years ago with 3M silicone weather strip adhesive. It has held up very well and remained flexible. I think it will work in the drip pan if it is just cut/torn and not missing any material.
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Yes you can use black permatex or silicone sealant to fix the trays. Make sure your drains are clear as well. You can test your repair with a liter of water poured in the tray on each side.make sure the carpet stays dry and the water is draing to the ground.
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I was thinking of trying black plasti-dip spray, or maybe even flex seal.
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eh, depending on how bad it is, its possible to repair. That said, if these things fail, you can end up with an expensive mess with the immobilizer. If its a small cut, seal it, if there are mutliple spots or bigger issues, just replace them.
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I used a silicon sealant, but the trays aren't that expensive if memory serves me (~$20)

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I just used waterproof duct tape to patch, looks like **************** but has held up ok
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I used a silicon sealant, but the trays aren't that expensive if memory serves me (~$20)

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I did the same with some tears and punctures. Worked great.
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eh, depending on how bad it is, its possible to repair. That said, if these things fail, you can end up with an expensive mess with the immobilizer. If its a small cut, seal it, if there are mutliple spots or bigger issues, just replace them.
I’m with QC on this one. Given the potential severity of a failure, and the fact it’s a cheap replacement, a repair would only be a stop gap to replacing for me. Unless of course it was a very, very minor tear. While this one doesn’t stack up to an IMS, piece of mind, it’s kind of close. Water gets in your immobilizer and it’s game over till it’s fixed/replaced. WAY more a PITA and much more expensive than a simple little foam tray...

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