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Offline TransAm_Stan

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Qtr. Replacement: Sealers / Adhesives Between Body Panels
« on: July 11, 2011, 03:39:41 PM »
Gents:

In taking apart my tail pan & quarter panels I have found where the factory used at least 3 different sealers or adhesives.

Between the spot welds of the tail pan & the bumper brackets/trunk area I see a red substance.

Between the spot welds of the trunk drop off panel & the outer quarter (low) I found a black almost a foamy type substance .

Then there is a seam sealer liberally applied to the outside of various places where 2 pieces of metal come together, welded or not.

And the undercoating (tar) in the wheel wells.

My question is what are you guys doing when you put these panels together?  I plan to drill holes in one panel & weld thru the hole & that will be my "spot weld".

I do plan on using weld-thru primer on all my welded panels.  I am just wondering if I need to do more with what I believe are adhesives as from the factory.

Thanks for your time.

Stan

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Re: Qtr. Replacement: Sealers / Adhesives Between Body Panels
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011, 04:00:04 PM »
What you're describing are different types of seam sealer....none of the panels are glued like newer cars.

In place of spot welds, you can do as you describe and use plug welds.
Jeff

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