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Fastback68
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posted 04-26-2002 09:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just stripped the paint (and huge gobs of polyfiller!) off a drip rail with the inevitable depressing result: rust. Underneath and sort of inside the lip, the channel gets very narrow and was filled with a rubbery sealer, nicely done so I assume it's original. Anyway, I pried a piece out and the rust had got behind it, so the whole lot came out.
Question: Would you replace that sealer (that appears not to work), or just ignore it? If I ignore it, will the stainless trims flop around?
Thanks!
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mellowyellow
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posted 04-27-2002 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No, it wont. I don't know what kind of sh*t they used when they were new but it lasted a long time. Whatever it was it was applied before paint. I haven't done a coupe or fastback in a long time, so don't remember what to use. But, the trim snaps onto the drip rail and on a fastback, as I recall, they are a bit*ch. Maybe a supplier or restorer will jump in and give you an answer as to what to use.

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71RESTO
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posted 04-27-2002 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71RESTO   Click Here to Email 71RESTO     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Simon,
There's actually an old restorer here in Portland, OR that makes a replacement seal for the drip rail molding to replace the sealer from the factory. I saw them at a swap meet and the guy doeas a very nice job on the seals. His company is "L & E Reproductions" and he can be reached by e-mail at [email protected]
His prices were pretty fair also, so you may want to contact him.

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Fastback68
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posted 04-28-2002 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmmm, thanks for the heads up. So someone actually makes that stuff. But since he's 10,000 miles from me, I'm still wondering if that stuff is important, and if some kind of sealer is definitely needed, I was thinking I could just apply a thickish coat of this zinc chromate paint I now use (maybe similar to the POR 15 some of you guys swear by).

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