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Re: [T3] repro rear cargo mat


On 13 Jan 2004 at 13:00, Dave Hall wrote:

> My original one does just that!  Little corners stick up on the C-post.
> Annoying though, and not usual for rubber to get larger 

If the rubber compounds are not compatable with liquids that they get exposed 
to, they tend to absorb them. This make them swell up and soften. It's 
unfortunate that VW made some poor choices for rubber materials when they 
speced some of their rubber parts.

A particularly bad example of this is the rubber gasket that seals between the 
oil filler socket and the body of the car. These always get oily and eventually 
turn to mush.

-- 
Jim Adney
jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, WI 53711-3054
USA

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