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Old 05-06-2020, 11:03 PM   #1
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Found a ton of leaks! Glad I stripped it down

Well my wife and I finally got our interior completely stripped from our Ď59 Overlander and thank god we decided to pull every panel out. There are a ton of leaks showing through the body panel seams. Iím going to try my hardest to clean off all the black asphalt sealant and then use a scotch brute wheel on the grinder to clean up around the leaks. My plan currently is to seal all the seams on the inside with either Lexel or Sikaflex 221 and then cap every seam with Flex Seal spray. Iím hoping that will take care of the inside. On the outside Iím going to tape all exterior panel seams and use something to seal those up. Iíve read good things about Acryl-R (?) or even Lexel since itís clear. Hope Iím on the right path here. Iíd love to hear some feedback on our plan. Thanks yíall.
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Old 05-07-2020, 06:07 AM   #2
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Sounds like youíre going all out to assure against future leaks. Thatís a good thing. Before you reseal the interior joints, inspect the rivets on the exterior to make sure theyíre all well bucked. We found some missing, or were never installed. Just easier to do it now than later. I removed the black mastic on the interior by removing all that would come off with a metal paint scraper, then solvent like Goof Off, finally like you mentioned with a Scotch Brite pad. Sounds good on the interior sealant. On the exterior we taped the joints as you are planning, but used Captain Tolleyís as a wicking sealant and Parbond as the topical flush sealant. One reason I like Parbond is itís silver color and holding characteristics. Good luck
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