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Old 08-01-2020, 11:05 PM   #1
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Started working on the drip rails today

Scraped and wire brushed the old sealer from the drip rails and was pleasantly surprised to find the rust wasnít too bad. Gotta clean it up some more. Then rust mort, primer and new sealer.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:36 AM   #2
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Re: Started working on the drip rails today

I started out doing the seal replacement. I found a bunch of bondo in a dent on the front of my roof skin. Now I'm replacing the skin.
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:28 PM   #3
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Re: Started working on the drip rails today

Can you guy tell me what seam sealer you are going with ?
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:48 PM   #4
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Re: Started working on the drip rails today

It's been a few years now, but I believe I used a 3M self leveling sealer designed for applications like the drip rail. I got it at the local paint shop. That is probably the best bet is to ask at a paint shop.
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:54 PM   #5
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I think I'm going to use 3M 08307. I've read it's pretty runny so you have to be careful with the vertical parts behind the doors
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:21 PM   #6
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Re: Started working on the drip rails today

I need to tackle this I bought 3m 08367 tube says you cam apparently it directly to bare metal.
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:06 PM   #7
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:33 PM   #8
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Re: Started working on the drip rails today

Guy at FinishMaster suggested this. It is what he uses. Not self leveling but has about a 30 minute working time. Figure Iíll try it in the vertical parts and if I like it keep going. If not Iíll stop and use a self leveling sealer on the horizontal.
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:02 AM   #9
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Re: Started working on the drip rails today

I just went through a bunch of seam sealing for the first time. Vertical surfaces do require the heavy body stuff (or the medium body self leveling if you can), but I wouldn't use it for anything that would show, once you get a peak it's always there. I would buy both types before you start. I used SEM brand.

I would also suggest using painters tape liberally to keep the lines clean and the sealer where you want it. Before the working time is up, peel the tape up and you get a nice edge.

But thanks for posting this, I'll be following along as the PO of my truck used bathroom caulking for the drip rail. I'll be hopefully fixing it before the fall.
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Old 08-03-2020, 06:25 AM   #10
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Re: Started working on the drip rails today

Got to get to this on my truck as well. What kinda of scraper did you use to chisel the old sealer out? And anything special as far as shape of wire wheel you found most beneficial? (picture?)
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Old 08-03-2020, 04:32 PM   #11
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Re: Started working on the drip rails today

As far as a scraper goes I bought a couple cheap wood chisels of different sizes. One really narrow for the vertical part of the drip rail. Used a hammer and sharpened the chisels as needed.
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Old 08-03-2020, 10:15 PM   #12
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Re: Started working on the drip rails today

I used an old screw driver with occasional help from a hammer. Some of the tighter areas I used a broken hack saw blade. Then I finished with a twist knot wire wheel like this:
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Old 08-03-2020, 11:14 PM   #13
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I went with the old sharpened chisel and occasional hammer. I then finished with the wire wheel on a grinder. It was much easier to clean out after I took the outer roof skin off.
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Old 08-04-2020, 09:26 AM   #14
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Re: Started working on the drip rails today

Following.....this endeavor is in my near future
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