In Reply to: Water leaks question posted by Bill Estes on March 01, 2001 at 07:23:34:
If the top and/or seals are wet, then the seal area is "wetted" and there is a capillary path through the seal area that allows water to seep in between the top and the rubber seal. If you get caught in the rain, tryo to dfind a bridge or something to pull under, dry the matign surfaces of the top and windshield header off, then put the top up.
Another good idea is to always open the doors slightly when you put the top up. The area where the door, windshield and top all come together is a very difficult area to seal. Typically the seal is designed to work when the door is opened and closed with the top up -- think about it -- you open and close your door a lot more often then you put your top up. If you open the doors while putting your top up, you allow the seals to compress in the order which they were designed to work.