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Old 09-26-2009, 12:05 PM
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Seam sealer?

Two questions guys first i have a 95 firebird and wondered how good the seam sealer is the factory used. I"m stripping my car down and you think I should leave their seam sealer on or put on my duramix? And second question is some spots that you can see should I strip the sealer off and put on some metal to metal evercoat filler on the seams or will the sealer be the best bet?

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Im sure the OEM sealer is good stuff but it is going on 15 years now and I would strip it off and re apply 3M 3808 sealer and no on the second one
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Seam sealer is the ONLY thing you want to use, any other stuff like body filler will crack. 3M makes the best body seam sealer IMHO.

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First off, DON'T EVER fill seams with anything but seam sealer or weld them up if you will, but NO polyester (metal to metal, reg "bondo", NOTHING) filler.

There is a certain amount of movement at those seams they need something that is a little flexable.

3808 3M couldn't be found in my latest 3M catalog and the number is so small I figure that is out of production.

If you want the best, you want a 2K sealer, Duramix, 3M, SEM, Evercoat, Fusor, I don't care the brand they will all be very similar.

Be sure you get a SEAM SEALER, and not a "Self leveling" seam sealer which flows way too much for 99% of seams.

Here is a "Basics" I did on seam sealers that may be of help. Click here

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