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Offline Wook

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Sealant on passenger kick panel of A/C car? What is it?
« on: October 29, 2008, 12:59:38 AM »
Just removing and replacing the passenger side kick panel on my 79 with A/C.  There is some type of gasket/sealant that is almost clay like in consistency surrounding the door that goes through this panel.  I am wondering what this stuff is called, where can I find it, and is there an alternative if I can't.  Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Re: Sealant on passenger kick panel of A/C car? What is it?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2008, 05:56:34 AM »
I haven't specifically seen what you are talking about, but my brother works in the HVAC field and he used some gray putty/clay like stuff to seal the hole in the siding of my house around where the A/C lines go inside....I can't remember what it is called, but I'll find out....might be a close match?
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Re: Sealant on passenger kick panel of A/C car? What is it?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008, 11:27:20 AM »
Just as an FYI...I used marine grade caulk made by Life Caulk. It's meant to take oil/gas exposure. Did this for both kick panels and they haven't leaked yet.

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Re: Sealant on passenger kick panel of A/C car? What is it?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008, 03:42:04 PM »
just a urethane sealer, kinda like a gasket to keep your vent intake from blowing all over behind the panel and more directed  up towards your dash... its on both sides too by the way
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Re: Sealant on passenger kick panel of A/C car? What is it?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2008, 03:46:51 PM »
Thanks, I hadn't taken off the other side yet.  Maybe I can find this at an auto body supply store?

 I imagine some people just throw the panels back on but I like to do things as correctly as possible so that things work as they should.

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Re: Sealant on passenger kick panel of A/C car? What is it?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2008, 04:29:27 PM »
They'll leak when it rains if you don't seal them.

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Re: Sealant on passenger kick panel of A/C car? What is it?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008, 07:38:05 PM »
They'll leak when it rains if you don't seal them.

And then your floors rust out. ;)

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Re: Sealant on passenger kick panel of A/C car? What is it?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2008, 09:39:59 AM »
If it doesn't rain this weekend....that's exactly what I've got to do to my daughter's T/A.  The passenger side started leaking last winter.  She's really lucky I work on her car, otherwise she wouldn't be able to afford to own it.

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Re: Sealant on passenger kick panel of A/C car? What is it?
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2008, 01:30:13 PM »
Where can you get that stuff?

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Re: Sealant on passenger kick panel of A/C car? What is it?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2008, 12:04:56 AM »
Looks like I've settled on using the 3M ribbon sealer like what is used to do windsheilds.  I figure I'll layer it a few times and squish it in place as I install the panel.  I'll let you know how it works out.