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post #1 of 3 Old 10-03-2019, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Cheap Roof Basket

Didn't want to spend a bunch on a roof basket, so I went with the Maxx Haul (about $70 on Amazon).

Rusty water started spilling out of the joints after the first couple of rain falls, despite the rubber gaskets stuffed with grease when I assembled it. Instead of caving for a more upscale rack, I decided to try a cheap solution first... Flex Seal! Works great!! Just gotta make sure you hit the gaskets hard, and all the points where it is tack-welded (essentially, any place where the paint or powder coat has a hard time getting to).

Had some decals from my old JK left over, so I dressed it up just a little (with some Grey Flex Seal). Let me know what you think.
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-04-2019, 10:06 AM
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I put black rtv on all of the connecting joints on my roof rack
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-11-2019, 02:44 PM
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Looks pretty good!
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