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Old 01-01-2011, 06:59 PM
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Is seam sealer on a firewall okay?

Can you put seam sealer on a firewall? I have a S-10 that I'm building and I have all the sheet metal welded in on the firewall, so now I need to do something with the seams. I bought a couple tubes of seam sealer and I was reading on the label, and it says to keep away from heat, sparks, open flames and MOTORS. It is Au-ve-co Products 1001 automotive body sealer. I asked a mechanic and he said it was okay, and the factory uses it. Just thought I would get another opinion. I would hate to get the motor back in and this stuff catch on fire. If not what kind of caulk is there that is high temp?

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Old 01-02-2011, 05:23 AM
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AFAIK, that warning is for application only where the product has not had a chance to cure and is still off-gassing volatile compounds...

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3M makes a product we call 'drip check'. It's in a small tube just like the yellow gorilla snot/weather stripping glue. Its perfect for sheet metal seams and small cracks. We use it all the time and looks great when painted over also.
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