So far...and we've had a few downpours..the car has stayed dry. The drain holes are working as puddles appear on the drive as she sets off....but how the water is enering the other side of those taped-over little holes is beyond me!
Drain holes have worked, along with replacing the little sticky tape squares with UV resistant silicon sealant ( Dow Corning 799 ) And I've got rolled up towels next to the silicon should it fail to seal...at least the wate risn't going anywhere then.
The thing is...water still gets to the 'outside' of that silicon, but I have actually sealed around every seam, bulb holder and window in the vicinity. How does it still get there?
I know it's a bodge but my wife was getting pretty upset by this...we've spent over £500 with an engineer trying to sort this leak out! So I went mad with the sealant.
Fingers croswsed it hold. Should you get desparate too...make sure the sealant has at least three feet of clear air around it whilst it cures...ar it won't! I had to re-do the nearside as the black trim was too near and it failed to cure before the next rainfall.