Well after some not so gentle persuasion, attacking the problem blockage from both ends…i was able to dislodge:-
Soft top plastic window zip body
A piece of wire
Thankfully my drain holes are now clear and clean.
I am relieved that the sound reducing flaps remain intact.
An annoyingly stressful job is now completed.
Hi Grant when I first read this, I thought you’d broken/lost these parts during your efforts to clear your tubes then I realised you’d actually got these random items from the drain tubes! It’s amazing how things disappear into these black holes glad you got it sorted. A job well worth doing.
You wouldn’t believe how much of a bugger it was to clear a zip body from the tube. It was stuck at an angle about 2/3rds the way down the drain hole.
Tricky little buggers…zips
To keep them clean in future invest in one of these, it makes cleaning these a doddle
Yes indeed I do use a trombone brush.
I don’t think I will have the same problem in future because I don’t intend to use the drain holes as rubbish bins…lol
The bits are from when a roof was replaced, probably by one of those clowns who hack the top off the car, with the frame in-situ.
That is exactly the conclusion I came to.
A tad more care by whoever replaced the roof would have saved me an hour or two of stress.