Seam sealer for this gap?

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  1. TX79Z28

    TX79Z28 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    As I was stripping my 79 to bare metal, I was hitting the gap between the rocker and the quarter panel (the front part that runs in front of the wheel opening) and what SEEMED to be seam sealer came off. It was not like any other type of seam sealer in the rest of the car. It was completely rigid, and more like a hard molding.

    I want to replace it before painting, but not sure what it was or what I need to use that will adhere to 2K primer....any ideas?
     
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    pix would help, but you could probably use Duraglas(or similar product) to fill and make it pretty, its waterproof too.
     
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    I will take pictures tonight. But it's the gap between the rocker and the quarter. Not the gap in the door jamb area, but the one outside the car. If you follow the front of the quarter, where it butts up to the rocker there is a gap. It seems like some kind of seam sealer was used. I was planning on using the 2K sealer by SEM (PN 39377) just wanted to make sure it was the right product.

    I read other posts where folks have welded it shut, and used filler to smooth. I just want to seal it
     
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    I used seam sealer there. From the jamb around to the wheel opening.
     
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    what seam sealer did you use?
     
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    I welded mine shut when I put new quarters on and then blended the rocker into the quarter - just another option, oh and I seam sealed the area in the door jamb.
     
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    I'm thinking about using the 2K SEM seam sealer. The only drawback is the price. The sealer is $30 and the applicator gun is $70, so it's $100 ... yikes!
     
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    that's good stuff, pricey though. any good quality seam sealer will work fine and most use a standard caulking gun. just make sure you apply primer first (not etching) and allow it to cure before applying. some are sensitive to lacquer thinner and wont harden if used to wipe smooth- use pre paint cleaner to smooth with a cloth rag. good luck! :)
     
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    Mark,

    SEM has their own cleaner "Solve", would I be able to just use SPI's W&G instead? I plan on applying this stuff on SPI 2K primer.
     

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