Author Topic: Seam sealer  (Read 1319 times)

jvb6648

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 70
    • View Profile
Seam sealer
« on: February 08, 2014, 02:13:18 AM »
Any recommendations on which sealer to use. Some reviews say the Eastwood never cured or the two part was to watery. 3M Fast and Firm or is there something else. Brush on or caulking gun application? I'm not looking for original factory look, just a good seal.
Jim
68 Z/28

cook_dw

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1250
    • View Profile
Re: Seam sealer
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 02:20:08 AM »
I always use a caulk gun then use a piece of cardborard to do the spread look.  It takes a little practice but once you get it down it should look pretty good.  Practice on a old piece before moving to the real thing.   ;)
Darrell Cook
1967 LeMans Blue SS/RS L35 clone
1968 Rallye Green SS L78 - unrestored original
1968 Matador Red Z28

68camaroz28

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1144
    • View Profile
Re: Seam sealer
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 04:02:11 AM »
Try using a latex glove and finger to smooth the caulked joint out and then use a flux brush to lightly stroke it out one directional.
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

jvb6648

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 70
    • View Profile
Re: Seam sealer
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 09:56:11 PM »
Thanks guys, techniques are always helpful. What I am more interested in is what brand of sealer anyone might recommend.
Jim
68 Z/28

z28z11

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 757
    • View Profile
Re: Seam sealer
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 10:22:56 PM »
I used 3M, caulking gun application. Sets up perfectly - looks like factory sealer to me. I have always looked to use 3M products when I can - pretty reliable stuff. Plus, it's usually available through many different outlets -

Just my opinion -

Regards,
Steve
1968 Z28 M21/U17 BRG/W
1969 Z28 X77/M20/VE3 LeMans/W
1969 L78 X66/N66 Cortez/BVT
1969 Z11 L48/M35/C60/C06

68camaroz28

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1144
    • View Profile
Re: Seam sealer
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2014, 11:27:42 PM »
Thanks guys, techniques are always helpful. What I am more interested in is what brand of sealer anyone might recommend.
3M was used on our 68Z restoration.
Chick
68 Z/28 NOR 01B Orig motor/trans/rear
69 Z/28 NOR 07A Orig Block & GM Cross-ram/carbs
69 L34 Rest. Nova Father/Son Car
69 L78 Surv Nova Purch 4/69 31K miles
67 L89 Corv Tribute
68 Corv 427/400 Orig motor
07 Corv Z06
R 68Z build- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584

Sauron327

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 905
    • View Profile
Re: Seam sealer
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2014, 11:31:19 PM »
Fast & Firm is garbage, gets brittle and cracks. That's what shops used eons ago before urethane sealers entered the profession. If you do not have a gun for 2 part sealer, Lord Fusor 800EZ is a quality product and tools nicely.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2014, 12:00:40 AM by Sauron327 »

jvb6648

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 70
    • View Profile
Re: Seam sealer
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2014, 03:59:54 AM »
Thanks to all. I'll go with the Lord Fusor.
Jim
68 Z/28

m22mike

  • Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 193
    • View Profile
Re: Seam sealer
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 07:35:38 PM »
Fast & Firm is garbage, gets brittle and cracks. That's what shops used eons ago before urethane sealers entered the profession. If you do not have a gun for 2 part sealer, Lord Fusor 800EZ is a quality product and tools nicely.

Ditto the Lord Fusor X2, that stuff is great, I love and it does not flash off real fast.
X66 L78 M22 4.10 Deluxe Threads, PNT 10/10, Red Hockey stripe