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I haven't seen any recent posts on this so I'm hoping someone might have a solution. I've got my crossbars out right now so I can carry my kayak this summer, and of course when you pull the crossbars out to use them, it leaves a hole that was previously hidden when they they were tucked into the side rails. I know water will drain out of these holes, but I have trees in my driveway that will dump leaves and pine needles and acorns, etc. in these holes. Has anyone found a way to plug these holes and prevent crap from getting in them? Thanks!
 

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Try the hardware store - Look for rubber chair leg caps. OR sink stoppers. If necessary they could be glued in with sealant.
 

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I haven't seen any recent posts on this so I'm hoping someone might have a solution. I've got my crossbars out right now so I can carry my kayak this summer, and of course when you pull the crossbars out to use them, it leaves a hole that was previously hidden when they they were tucked into the side rails. I know water will drain out of these holes, but I have trees in my driveway that will dump leaves and pine needles and acorns, etc. in these holes. Has anyone found a way to plug these holes and prevent crap from getting in them? Thanks!
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I have been searching around my house for items that may work. So far a pool noodle cut and cheese grated down to 1/4 bigger than proper size works well. (doesn't look all that pretty but stops the buzz from happening). Other ideas that I had but haven't tried were a squash ball,pill jar with pop off lid wrapped in tape, wooden plug might do the job as well. I was also thinking is Subaru threaded the opening then you might be able to screw in a abs plug. Just ideas here. If you try them and they work, let us know. If you have any other ideas, then post them here as well.
 

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No they don't.....what they do use is called Bear Bond.....more like roofing membrane....very sticky and strong.... Duct tape:headslap: nice try:rolleyes:
Yup, use sheets of it when one of our club members kissed the wall with his GT3-Cup car. Out come the sheets and once it's on, it's on that's for sure!:gasp: And known as Bare-Bond panels

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No they don't.....what they do use is called Bear Bond.....more like roofing membrane....very sticky and strong.... Duct tape:headslap: nice try:rolleyes:
Yup, use sheets of it when one of our club members kissed the wall with his GT3-Cup car. Out come the sheets and once it's on, it's on that's for sure!:gasp: And known as Bare-Bond panels

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I should have used Bear Bond with my sarcasm.
 

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Same issue here. Looking to get black rubber stoppers to plug them up. But in the short term, a cork from a balvenie whiskey bottle works quite well. Larger diameter cap part plugs the hole, while the cork section prevents it from falling down into the hole.
 

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Tried different sized drain plugs with no luck. Then found 2 black neoprene hacky sacs. Fits snuggly and is removable. I will keep them in the glove box when not in use. Great way to stretch the legs too on a long trip.
 
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