Sheet Metal Seams

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by mabatts@iname.com, May 31, 2001.

  1. mabatts@iname.com
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    I am having a problem with the sheet metal seams forward of the right
    rear wheel where the quarter panel meets the hull behind the raised
    1/4 lips. The seam has a 1mm gap for about 8 inches that is leaking
    water at a good rate under the door.

    What is the best way to re-seal the seam? Is epoxy a better solution
    than arc welding and if so what type and how to properly fill that
    area to seal it?

    I have tried silicone with some success, but the seams open up with
    the body flexing.

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Mike Batts
    66 Red
    Fenton, MI
     
  2. tommyintpa@aol.com
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    <font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="3" FAMILY="SERIF" FACE="Calisto MT" LANG="0">In a message dated 6/4/01 5:46:16 PM Pacific Daylight Time, mabatts@iname.com
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    <blockquote TYPE="CITE" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">I have tried silicone with some success, but the seams open up with
    the body flexing.



    Any help will be appreciated.



    Mike Batts

    66 Red

    Fenton, MI

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    Hi You may want to try this. Sold by JCWhitney catalog #649R-04 page #74 item
    #89NSO651U call 1-800/592-4486 or jcwhitney.com

    Brush-on Seam Sealer. Its the same as the factory used. It's the stuff you
    can see in the corners of lots of cars. You could glue your whole car
    together with stuff.

    You are gonna have to get that silicone off COMPLETELY to get any kind of
    "goop" to stick. Try lacquer thinner for that but it will kill your paint if
    your not careful. Even new silicone wont stick to old silicone. Mr. G would
    probably recommend "Glove It" to do the entire bilge. Maybe someone with some
    glove it experience could tell you if it will fill a gap that big. Tommy in
    Tampa Red 68 White 64 Red 67</font>
     
  3. mabatts@iname.com
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    This is a second try at this message. The first time never made it
    to the email post for some reason last week.

    I am having a problem with the sheet metal seams forward of the right
    rear wheel where the quarter panel meets the hull behind the raised
    1/4 lips. The seam has a 1mm gap for about 8 inches that is leaking
    water at a good rate under the door.

    What is the best way to re-seal the seam? Is epoxy a better solution
    than arc welding and if so what type and how to properly fill that
    area to seal it?

    I have tried silicone with some success, but the seams open up with
    the body flexing.

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Mike Batts
    66 Red
    Fenton, MI
     
  4. Mike,

    Por 15 makes a great seam sealer you can find it at www.por15.com I
    would think welding is the best alternative depending on the
    condition of you car if you are in the refurb stage or not. You can
    also use Gluvit as a sealer after you put seam sealer on. Hope this
    helps

    Doug
     
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