Where can I get the “playdo” used behind the kick panels?

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  1. mrluckies

    mrluckies Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Where can I get the “playdo “ like material that seals the kick panels to the car body on a 1970 camaro?

    when I took my car apart all those years ago, I didn’t understand why there was gray modeling clay like material behind them. Now I understand as I drive the car and the draft from the cowl comes down around into the cabin.
     
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    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Duct seal or home HVAC systems.
    You can get it at your local Home Depot, Menards etc.

    I've used a couple of different brands over the years and they all seem to work.

    Not only does it keep air out, it prevents water from coming into the passenger compartment.
    It's definitely required to seal those kick panels.
     
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    mrluckies Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Awesome, thx for the info!!!
     
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    3m strip caulk
     
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    Napa sells the calk strips.
     
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    On a side note, do this work in a nicely heated garage or on a hot day as this will help the caulk to conform to things. Also slowly work your way around in a circle tightening the screws down.

    Jim
     
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    I wonder if that’s a jerry springer episode: “looking for conforming caulk on a hot day…”
     
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    Original out of my 70 IMG_20171126_143440.jpg IMG_20171126_143529.jpg IMG_20171126_143440.jpg IMG_20171126_143529.jpg IMG_20171126_143454.jpg
     
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    That stuff was used all over the cowl.
     

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