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wld bil 04-06-2004 09:20 PM

What do you use to seal rain gutters.
Greetings all!! New member. I have been browsing the site for a few weeks now. I have not been able to find any info on what to use to reseal rain-gutters with. I just recently picked up a '68 Chevy Panel Truck. I am a huge 67 - 72 Chevy Truck enthusiast. I have owned several, and am really excited about my new "toy". She needs some body work, mostly rocker panel replacement, but she runs. 307 with a three on the tree. I just put HEI on it last weekend. I really woke the thing up!!! Fixin' to put on a 4 bbl and change the cam and put in an auto. My main objective right now is to get it road worthy and reliable. I plan on moving out of state in the near future and don't want to have to deal with moving it in pieces. A 383 full roller with a Powershot is also in the future (someday). Soon, I plan on shooting it with John Deere Blitz Black (discovered on this site). I need to reseal the rain-gutters. The sealer in them now (whats left) is dry-rotted. I know some sealers do not react well with paint. Is there a material made especially for this?

Randy Ferguson 04-06-2004 10:49 PM

Hi Wild Bill,
I've found SEM high build flowable seam sealer to work very well in drip rails. It's also sandable, in case you get a rough spot that needs worked out some. It flows very smooth and I normally just go over it lightly with a red scotch brite prior to sealer and paint to insure adhesion. If memory serves correctly, the product # is 39777.
Hope this helps

Randy Ferguson
Metalshaping & Kustom Paint

41chev 04-06-2004 11:04 PM

I've used 3M Heavy Drip Check a few times. It works well and shrinks itself into the gap or seam you are sealing. Not to friendly after it dries so make you sure you have it only where you want it!

troy-curt 04-07-2004 07:21 AM

I use seam sealer also, there is always some in the shop.
Mask of where you don't want it, slick it down and remove the tape, then re slick the edge.

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wld bil 04-07-2004 09:18 AM

Thanks for the replies. How much do you suspect of each it will take to seal the drip rails on my panel, it is a long wheel base, like an old suburban without the windows. I see the SEM requires and application gun, but seams to be made for this application. The 3m comes in a tube, but knowing how proud 3m is of their products, could become pricey when looking at all I have to cover, but I don't have to buy an application gun. I have experience working with Military grade sealers in the Marine Corps on helicopters and am fairly good at getting it smoothed and where I want it before it dries. Pro's and Con's with both brands. The deciding factor will probably be the final cost to do my truck. Thanks again, I knew I would find what I needed when I got on the site. I am looking forward to being a part of the site for a long time to come. After all, I've just started on my "new" truck.

Thom Laybourne 04-08-2004 01:36 PM

I have used LEAD in my old rails. Just heat and pour. Use a wooden dowel to push around. Doesn't seem to hurt the metal is you miss or splash. Just be careful. I have also worked with friends where we removed the rails. Kinda cool.

You should also check this site out, if you have not already.

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