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Old 05-23-2018, 06:29 AM   #1
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drip rail sealer

I was looking at the 3m self leveling seam sealer for my drip rail and see it takes a dual piston gun to apply it...
the gun to do this is very pricey just for my one time use....
is there a good alternative?

after a little searching I see eastwood has some
[Eastwood 2K Self Leveling Seam Sealer Cartridge item #51653Z ]
that looks like it can be used in a regular caulking gun....
anybody used the eastwood self leveling? and would one tube do the entire drip rail over both doors and around the back of the cab...I think one is enough but better to ask....

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Old 05-23-2018, 10:25 PM   #2
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Re: drip rail sealer

When I needed a double barrel caulking gun I ran up town to the local body shop and borrowed theirs.
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:42 PM   #3
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Re: drip rail sealer

yeah I had thought of that Ryan..but im not sure theyd let just anybody borrow their stuff...don't hurt to ask though...
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:02 PM   #4
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Re: drip rail sealer

3M 08571 is only $55, or is that the one your referring to as expensive.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:28 AM   #5
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Re: drip rail sealer

yeah that's one that I was looking at...and they go in price up to over $100.....that's a lot of $$$ just to use it for 10 min....
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:04 AM   #6
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Re: drip rail sealer

You don't need self levelling or even 2k sealer. A good quality air dry seam sealer for $10, a finger to smooth, and a coat of paint is all you need.
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:19 AM   #7
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Re: drip rail sealer

air dry seam sealer
interesting...any particular brand? I just tried google>>air dry seam sealer .. not sure what im looking at
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:18 AM   #8
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Re: drip rail sealer

Here's one example. There are many options available.
https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-...3193911&rt=rud
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:01 AM   #9
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Re: drip rail sealer

I used Eastwood's and was great! Leveled well and easy to paint over.
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Old 05-29-2018, 12:37 AM   #10
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Re: drip rail sealer

I bought a 3M air dry seam sealer from NAPA that works in a normal caulking gun. I have just shot my cab in epoxy primer and will likely be applying the seam sealer in the next couple of days. I can share the 3M part number, as well as my experience with applying it, if you're interested? I have never used this product before, but most 3M products work pretty well, in my experience.

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Old 05-30-2018, 02:13 PM   #11
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Re: drip rail sealer

3M fast n firm. Been used by quality shops to seal drip rails for years. Can be used with a conventional calk gun.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-08505-Seal.../dp/B000PEWDKG
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Old 05-30-2018, 02:42 PM   #12
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Re: drip rail sealer

just so happens I have a tube of 3m 8505....I may just use that then....just wanted to use the best product for this.....
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