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Old 01-29-2009, 01:37 PM
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If a hole is painted, you push a clip thru it, it strips the paint off.....then silicone or whatever will not stop it. If you put silicone around it, the clip will displace the silicone also. I would be more concerned with a sealer trapping moisture and causing problems than not having any sealer at all. If you drill a hole and are down to bare metal, then a brush with a little epoxy prime will work. Holes have lasted for years without rusting. What causes the rust is moisture that gets trapped in conjunction with the bare metal. In years past, people did not really take care of cars like they do today. Weeks would go by with dust, dirt, mud, etc, getting caught in the moulding. Bare metal around holes was in contact with this, then rust would start by bubbling the paint first. Cars today from the factory are painted then assembled and holes do not have silicone or whatever to seal them (although there are not as many holes) and they don't rust if taken care of.
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