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Old 01-27-2019, 02:32 PM
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Hatch hinge replacement help



My hatch hinges are shot, I ordered a couple used replacements on ebay and there's this grey stuff around the bolt where it goes through the roof. can anyone identify the material used and where I can pick some up? And do you know if the same stuff or different stuff goes on the glass side also?

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Old 02-09-2019, 09:41 AM
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Re: Hatch hinge replacement help

Itís hard to tell from the photo, and I havenít taken one apart yet, but itís probably some sort of gasket or weatherstripping. There has to be some way to seal those bolts or theyíll leak constantly.
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:40 AM
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Yea, the photo sucks. The stuff looks like grey plastic- but it's definitely not a washer, some kind of putty or something. I pretty much gave up on it at this point lol.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:42 PM
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Re: Hatch hinge replacement help

You could probably just put a small amount of black rtv under the bolt head. That should seal it.
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:56 PM
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bodyman's putty, get it at GM parts counter
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:39 AM
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Im doing mine next weekend, but if its anything like what i found on the rear spoiler/decklid its probably butyl tape. Its a real sticky, substance with the consistency similar to playdough.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:29 AM
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Re: Hatch hinge replacement help

The stuff is like old gum you'd see stuck to the bottom of a table at a restaurant. There's no GM parts counter anywhere near me so I guess that's out. Any other way to get the stuff or a different name? I did online search and only thing that showed up was bondo. It's not butyl tape.
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Old 03-11-2019, 11:24 AM
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A auto parts outlet that has automotive paint supplies may have it...
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This is the stuff we have at work. It stays stickey forever.
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:03 PM
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This stuff should work too, also known as dum-dum. Never hardens
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