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Username Post: cement for fender extensions to fender        (Topic#5659)
brad_bb 
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11-12-01 07:20 AM - Post#40939    

It's my day for questions. In need to bolt my fender extensions(splash pan sides) to my fenders. The assembly manual shows that cement was used. I remember it was kind of gray/green strip caulk like. 3M strip caulk is black, is there anything available closer to what was originally used?

If someone else can design it, I sure as heck can figure out how to fix it!


 
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Re: cement for fender extensions to fender
11-12-01 04:27 PM - Post#40940    
    In response to brad_bb

You can also buy the 3M strip caulk in gray, if that's what you'd like to use. You may be right about the cement or caulking but I've never noticed it before on the 55 front fender extensions and never used anything there.






 
Anonymous 

Re: cement for fender extensions to fender
11-12-01 04:49 PM - Post#40941    
    In response to 67SS427

Hi Brad,

The adhesive you are interested in was used to prevent "road splash" from seaping from the seam in the front fender.

45 years later, any seam sealant may be used. I have never met a judge who made a statement about this sealant.

So, you have many options. The good news is that today's materials are certainly better than what was used "way back then".

I would recommend a seam sealant - although I prefer 3M products - everyone seems (no pun intended) to have their favorite.

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Rick_L 
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Re: cement for fender extensions to fender
11-12-01 04:52 PM - Post#40942    
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Never seen one without the caulking.

I thought all the caulking was gray, not black, good to know if it's ever needed that way.

The caulking isn't going to do a lot, except that when you drive it in the rain there will be a leak there, and you'll get a muddy streak. I guess some surface rust could form in the joint, but you should have paint on that if you've taken it apart.



 
Anonymous 

Re: cement for fender extensions to fender
11-13-01 05:18 AM - Post#40943    
    In response to Rick_L

Yes guy's, 3M makes the caulking in gray, white and black., Any good 3M store has it and some dealerships also carry it.

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brad_bb 
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Re: cement for fender extensions to fender
11-15-01 04:51 AM - Post#40944    
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I'm being told by my local autobody supply store that 3M isn't making it in grey anymore. I guess I will try to find a real thick seam sealer in light grey.

If someone else can design it, I sure as heck can figure out how to fix it!


 
brad_bb 
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Re: cement for fender extensions to fender
11-29-01 05:20 AM - Post#40945    
    In response to brad_bb

What I ended up using is 3/16 diameter rope caulk from Menards. It's off white in color. It says that it never hardens or dries out. Menards basically sells it for use on windows, but it should work just fine in this application, to keep water from collecting in this seam. As it turns out, 3M strip caulk is only available in black anymore.

[This message has been edited by brad_bb (edited 11-29-2001).]

If someone else can design it, I sure as heck can figure out how to fix it!


 
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