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Old 02-05-2014, 10:38 PM   #1
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polish and seal or seal and polish

should i seal all the leaks / seams first then polish or should i polish and then seal leaks and seams?

thanks for the info .. not sure what i should do first

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Old 02-06-2014, 07:13 PM   #2
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I'm in the same boat. I'm polishing, then sealing. Which is frustrating because I'm trying to keep the water out! But I want to put a fresh bead of sealant "AFTER" I polish.

I suppose it depends on what you're doing. I am in the middle of a shell of resto. So as I pull out a roof vent, for instance, I will polish around the opening, then seal in the new vent.

One note that may help you is... the only places that I have found need polishing before sealing is around the window tops, and the vertical seams. If you clean & polish those areas first, then seal them, then you can polish the rest later.

Hope that helps!
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