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post #1 of 19 Old 04-07-2016, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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OEM sunroof wind guard question

I have recently purchased a Mazda OEM sunroof windshield from mazdagear.com. It appears that it attaches to the roof of the car when the sunroof is open. The way it attaches seems like it could be problematic for leaks. Does anyone have any leaking issues after installing one of these? Thanks
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@Metallurgist I just got one of these today too and was wondering the same. I am going to install mine tomorrow. Have you installed yours?
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I think we are all waiting for someone to do this.Im with metal because the way it is installed it looks like it could leak.
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On my first Mazda 6 (2004 model), I had the factory moonroof deflector on it and I took it off because it collected dust and dirt around the seal which was hard to get fully clean. It ended up leaving a couple of very small spots where the paint was damaged a bit as a result. On that one, the deflector had hooks that would go down into the roof opening and hook around under the lip of the moonroof. There was screws on top of the deflector to pull the hooks up tight to hold it in place. When you closed the moonroof, the rubber gasket would compress around the hooks and I never had any issues with it leaking in the year or so that I had it on there. I don't know if the new deflectors still install that way or not.

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Thanks for the replies, I have yet to install mine.
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@Vipre77 I believe the one I got is that style you were speaking of. I will be installing mine tonight, and that is a good heads up about the dust collecting. I will need to watch for this.
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Here you go @VANDAL and @Metallurgist I just did the install.
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It doesn't look like the rubber gasket is sealed at the corner but it does look great maybe when it is on for awhile the gasket will seal all the way.How hard was the install?
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