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    Old Seam Sealer (me again!)

    I have had my car sand blasted but there is a fair amount of original seam sealer left in alot of places. From the blasting the edges have lifted but otherwise it is firm and not falling out (it's actaully quite difficult to pick it out).

    From your experiences should I let sleeping dogs lie or should I remove every ounce of it and do it again?? Some of the bits I have had to remove prior to welding have shown surface rust underneath so starting to think it might be best to remove the lot, sand, prime then re-seal?

    Thoughts? Bear in mind that cars over here are not nearly as rust prone as over there (I did however pull a few kg of dirt and sand out of one rear section of a chassis rail!!!!!!!)
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    Re: Old Seam Sealer (me again!)

    I'd definitely remove it, it comes away fairly easily with a wire wheel mounted in a drill or angle grinder.
    As you say I found a fair bit of surface rust in seams under what looked like perfectly good sealer!
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    Re: Old Seam Sealer (me again!)

    Thanks. This stuff is not a solid but rather something more like thick rubber. It stretches and bends when you try to pull it off and eventually tears in pieces (sometimes I can pull off a long run in one go). It is white. Not sure if this sounds like the original sealer or not.

    Unless others think otherwise I guess I should do the job right and pull it all out. Putting new sealer back in carnt be all that hard?
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    Re: Old Seam Sealer (me again!)

    Yes mate rip it all off. The older stuff was black so yours has been replaced at some point.

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    Re: Old Seam Sealer (me again!)

    Its called drip check sealer

    I use no more gaps, now.
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