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Old 09-09-2006, 10:13 AM   #1
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Caulking???

I am partially confused with how this seam caulking works.

I know you use it to fill in gaps in the body panels.

How then do you access any part of your car? Hood, doors, and trunk? Do you get in and out Dukes Of Hazzard style? Do you have to re-caulk any time you open your hood or trunk?

Anyone have pictures and explanations of their caulk?

Haha! I just realized how that last line sounds but I am going to leave it 'cause it's too funny.
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Old 09-09-2006, 11:00 AM   #2
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I think that basjoos was the first with the caulk and that he used a razor blade to split the caulk so that he could open panels ect. I'm sure he'll chime in. I've been using scotch tape. Works like a champ and if you need to open something just peel and stick more on when your done.
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with the scotch tape, dont you worry about that sticky crap that it leaves behind?
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On my car, the sticky crap looks better than what is underneath.
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Old 09-09-2006, 12:21 PM   #5
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with the scotch tape, dont you worry about that sticky crap that it leaves behind?
It has a good coat of wax on it and I've had no problems with the sticky stuff it comes off clean.
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Old 09-09-2006, 01:53 PM   #6
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Zpiloto & krousdb: you scotch tape your seams? I must be becoming lazy to find that surprising.
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Old 09-09-2006, 02:18 PM   #7
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I a similar subject. I use clear packing tape for a grill block on my car (it has little grill openings). I does look a bit ghetto. But does do a good job of filling small holes and cracks.
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Zpiloto & krousdb: you scotch tape your seams? I must be becoming lazy to find that surprising.
Everything except the hood. I have that open just about everyday tinkering with something.
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Old 09-09-2006, 03:30 PM   #9
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If you want the car to actually look decent, you could use bondo, sand it down, and re-paint. Then it won't look as if it were tacked on. Use an exacto knife to cut a small enough gap to open the hood/doors/ect, while preventing any significant disturbance to attached airflow.
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Anybody have any data on the potential gain from minimizing gaps? Could you rank it along side other improvements?
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