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    Should I change the rubber seal or the complete cover???

    Hi:
    I bought my 2011 RXT-X 260 RS from a previous owner and as all of you guys know that means that there's always things to repair. I was washing my Seadoo this weekend and notice some water getting into the hull. The water was getting in through the two back panels that cover the battery and the IBR. Sometime ago I read something here about them deforming, but not sure and what year. They look like they have some curvie areas, but both of them look the same, should they be like that or completely flat? I'm posting some picture to give you guys an idea so you can help me decide if I should just change the rubber seals (which look a little flat in some areas) or should I change both panels completely. The left one number is 291002859 and the right one is 291002862.
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    I take my panels off after i'm done riding for the day/weekend and spray them with XPS once a month.. they usually "puff" back up

    if they are leaking
    1. try adjusting the screws
    2. if they are still leaking replace them (the seals)

    still have the original seals on mine going on 4th season this year
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    Sorry, but by "puff" you mean???

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    un-flatten

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    These doors leak. It is a known issue and there really inst anything you can do about it except add a big piece of weather stripping around the whole edge of the door but make sure it isnt too thick because it will make locking the door very hard to do...

    Replacing them doesnt work either. I have done this on a brand new ski and they are still warped.

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    Just add some weather stripping. Its $2 at any hard ware store. Its best to open the seat and remove the panels after you ride to air out the ski for storage.

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    Great idea guys, thanks a lot. I heard that they upgraded this panels, but also heard that the new ones also leak so I will give your idea a try. I thought about buying new rubber seals for the panels and maybe cutting the old one in half to maybe make a bigger seal, but I think your idea is way better.

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    And when you apply the new weather stripping, apply it to the hull and not to the door. It will ensure that it sticks and seals properly

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    Ok, thanks a lot, You guys saved my wallet because I was about to pay $200.00 for two new doors.

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    $2 is a lot better than $200 any day...

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