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masterc333 10-26-2012 04:07 PM

Roof Rail bolt holes
 
Hey guys, I'm new here and i really like this forum already! So today I removed my roof rack on my wj. I've seen many people do this the their jeeps and I think it looks great! I noticed that the bolt holes went down further than i though. I don't want water to get down there so what do you guys use to cover up the holes?

Thanks! :thumbsup:

DSRKVR 10-26-2012 05:53 PM

Re: Roof Rail bolt holes
 
I agree they look awesome without the rack!

I just have mine filled up with caulking. Did that about a year ago, and they have held up fantastic for being such a quick fix. I intend to do something more permanent/attractive eventually, just haven't gotten there yet.

masterc333 10-26-2012 06:30 PM

Re: Roof Rail bolt holes
 
thanks for the reply DSRKVR! Thats what i was thinking about doing but I might want to put them back on some day (not likely haha) anybody have another solution? if water gets in there where does it go?

bill_de 10-26-2012 06:35 PM

Re: Roof Rail bolt holes
 
If the holes are threaded, how about a bolt with a very shallow head. Maybe even painted to match the paint.

masterc333 10-26-2012 06:49 PM

Re: Roof Rail bolt holes
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bill_de (Post 703216)
If the holes are threaded, how about a bolt with a very shallow head. Maybe even painted to match the paint.

good idea! anyone know what bolts will fit the holes? of is there any way i could use some sort of a cap to fill the holes?

fixer5000 10-27-2012 06:14 AM

Re: Roof Rail bolt holes
 
goop some silicone glue to a setscrew of the correct size and wind em in there

TJXJWJ 10-28-2012 02:38 PM

Re: Roof Rail bolt holes
 
I tried a low profile "pan" head torx bolt in mine, painted to match, and still didn't really care for how much they stuck out. I decided to go with a little silicone in the hole and around the top of the nutsert (after a good cleaning) and then installed some black plastic push-in fasteners like shown in this link: http://www.jeepgarage.org/f197/roof-...lete-5209.html

Good luck! Makes for a much cleaner look in my opinion and makes your Jeep appear lowered a bit.


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