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Old 04-11-2011, 10:46 PM
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Overwhelmed by the selection of seam sealers: want your professional advice/opinions

Hi, once again. I'm getting ready to lay some epoxy down on my roof, which means I'll have to get some new seam sealer in the window gutters (this is a 67 Mustang).

I've been reading up a lot here on seam sealers. While normally the research helps me, I'm only become more overwhelmed..

I read Brian Martin's detailed thread linked in the Rust Wiki about seam sealers. I noticed he said 3M's Drip Check isn't that great. Well crap, that throws out what I was planning on using for my drip rails.

Then he says their Fast n Firm is better. Fast n Firm beige caulk is what I've been using, though I've noticed it's already cracking on the interior of the car and the car has sat in the garage for the last year while the restoration continues.

So maybe a 2k product is a better option. There's so many choices, even when I read. That is why I like to ask for what you guys are using. Usually a certain name will come up over and over again, indicating it's a safe bet. I'm not a shop, and don't have the skill or knowledge base you guys do, but I want to use the same quality materials that you guys do whenever I can. I'm just a DIY'er trying to do the best I can

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Seam sealer

Hey Lizer,
I'm a painter in a body shop and I've painted over some awesome self levelling sealer but I can't think of the name, I'll find out if you still want to know ,
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that would be awesome if you'd be able to find out. Thanks.
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This is the stuff to use, I'v been hearing good things about it by the pro's, but I have not used it personally, yet, but have used other urethane seam sealers. Only down side is it needs its own applicator gun...

http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/3m-u...1-p-10388.aspx


I have used this, and you use a regular caulking gun.

http://www.levineautoparts.com/transtar4172.html

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This is a two part (2k) and actually made for drip rails, but its expensive stuff.
My son has a couple tubes of this for his cab drip rail, but no experience with it yet.

http://www.levineautoparts.com/self-...am-sealer.html

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seam sealer

Chas350 has the right idea, the self leveling stuff is excellent on an old pickup roof where it cant run but in your case it would want to sag down the sloped part of your rails, whatever you choose when you brushing it out or smoothing it with your finger use plenty of silicone wax remover (we use Tumbler) to wet the surface, it really helps to achieve a smooth finnish, hope I was some help,
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For Chas350, the 2k stuff is nice but sometimes they kick off to fast and you may not achieve the desired look before its not workable anymore,
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Chas350 has the right idea, the self leveling stuff is excellent on an old pickup roof where it cant run but in your case it would want to sag down the sloped part of your rails, whatever you choose when you brushing it out or smoothing it with your finger use plenty of silicone wax remover (we use Tumbler) to wet the surface, it really helps to achieve a smooth finnish, hope I was some help,
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For Chas350, the 2k stuff is nice but sometimes they kick off to fast and you may not achieve the desired look before its not workable anymore,

good to know, thanks
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