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1981 lower windshield corner ?


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#1 Mclo

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Posted 4 days ago

So started working on my 1981 trans am and whoever had it before at some point they put putty at the lower corner of the windshield and following the lip?

i know that this ia underneath the fender so why all the putty?

i know a bit about putty but not alot but will learn!

I know my driver side will need some work lol!! but heres the left where i grinded it off and the right side that i left as it was

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#2 Mclo

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Posted A day ago

can anyone help me figuere this out? someone must know some bodyshop around here

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Posted A day ago

Because the sheet metal pieces used to make the body are overlapped, then spot welded, the putty is used to seal where the overlap is. This keeps moisture  out so rust won't start.

 

But, over the course of many years, the putty gets hard and no longer seals out the moisture can work it's way into the panel overlap and rust starts forming.



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As Robert mentioned it's seam sealer that was applied at the factory where panels meet. Use wasn't real consistent car to car or in different areas on a particular car so some places you'll find very little and others you'll find big globs that have no value. I've found globs almost as big as a baseball inside rear quarters in front of the inner wheel wells.


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#5 Mclo

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Posted A day ago

alrighty! Thx folks!!

Now just wondering coule i just put some silicone or urathane over this joints? or should i go back and put some body putty?




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