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Happy New Year All,

I installed some roof rails over the holiday break and have a few questions. I know that for this install the bolt threads are exposed, so water can possibly get into the bolt mount holes. Will these areas become rust problems eventually? In addition, does water have a path to escape under the original rail tracks (narrow black strips that run entire length of roof, front to back)? I will add pics tonight.


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Gerry
 

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My RRS aluminum rails, aftermarket, have caps on them directly over the mounting holes. I would think water regularly travels down these rail slots, I know my LR3 had issues with clogging towards the front drivers side and i used a tube to help clean them out but never any rust issues after 12 years.
 

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Thanks Benji. The issue with these rails is that they don't sit flush in the track grooves. So, there are gaps where it straddles over the grooves. My thought is to fill the screw mount openings with black silicone caulk.


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