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Old 02-03-2016, 05:57 PM   #1
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seams

I was wonder what to use to seal the body seams.
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Old 02-03-2016, 06:48 PM   #2
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Which seams? Do they leak? Generally we need a lot more info when you ask a question.
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sorry the seam on the sides where the panels meet and yes they leak sitting inside on the floor you can see light from outside
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Still not enough info. Sounds like you must have inner panels off? Still, I can't think of any place on a Bluebird that the outer panels don't overlap. Can you post a picture of exactly where you are talking about?
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they overlap but tomorrow I will get a picture
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let me start over its a 2002 bluebird all inner panels are off plywood is off the floor behind the wheel on the driver side the are two seams that leak what can I use to seal them also I would like to seal all seams anyway just for peace of mind
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:51 PM   #7
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OEM grade "Seam Sealer". Most any auto paint supply.
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seam on the sides where the panels meet and yes they leak sitting inside on the floor you can see light from outside
That's why I requested pictures, I don't see how you could see light on a overlapping seam that isn't damaged in some way.
On a seam that overlaps, if it leaks, I don't really see any way of fixing it other than take it apart and apply sealer where it overlaps. I don't see that slapping something on the outside of it would do much good, maybe short term. If you put it on the outside it will maybe work for a while, but look bad. If you put it on the inside, it may keep the water out, but water will get in that far and probably rust.
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on of the seams from the out side

from the inside
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Say WHAT? That's just wrong. Looks like somebody at the factory omitted the original seam sealer/caulk/adhesive.

That said...injecting an OEM type seam sealer will keep water out but you will have to work it deep into the joints...not just on the outer edges.

Bummer.
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