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How to remove the sticky black stuff on the edges of the pano roof

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by astrotoy, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. astrotoy

    astrotoy Supporting Member

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    At my last service, I think they put on some extra of that black sticky stuff (think it is a sealant) for the edges of the panoroof. However, when I open the roof, a thin line of the stuff comes out onto the roof. Is there a good solvent to remove it? Any longer term solutions without having to drive back to Fremont? Thanks.
     
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  3. TokyoRush

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    They replaced all of that stuff at my last service. Apparently this was a problem with a lot of the early pano roof installs. Oh, and at the same time they were able to fix my sunroof so it doesn't make any noise - :biggrin:
     
  4. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

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    Tesla service fixed that for me on warranty in February or something (although I should note that I didn't take it to service just for that).
     
  5. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    that SAME exact thing happened to me. I just used window cleaner and wiped it pretty hard until it came off. Guess bug & tar removal would have been easier....doh
     
  6. astrotoy

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    Thanks to all. I used some lighter fluid and the stuff came off. Now to try the roof again to see whether it reappears.
     
  7. olanmills

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    GooGone worked for me, but then I also needed some water and a little hand soap to remove the residue that GooGone leaves behind.
     
  8. JakeP

    JakeP S P4996 / X P6028

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    I was told this was "butyl rubber", which would be scraped out and replaced with a higher temperature lubricant at my annual service.
     

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