Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Bronco Info: 1996 XLT w/ 351 & E4OD
Seam Sealer Vs Bathroom Caulk/Silicon
As I do my rebuild I know I will need to seal up the seams int he sheet metal I am replacing. After doing some research I can't seem to find a good compairative of these.
3M Seam Sealer ~20.00 online
3M Automotive (MMM8361) 3M Ultrapro Urethane Seam Sealer, Gray, 310 mL Foil Pack
High solids seam sealer ideal for sealing interior and exterior automotive and RV seams and joints
Adheres well to primed metal and paintable surfaces
Can be smoothed to a featheredge and/or brushed
Tack free and paintable in 30 minutes
Will not shrink or crack, and can be baked at higher temperatures than ordinary seam sealers
Flexible, damage resistant foil package allows virtually 100% usage. More economical than conventional cartridges. Specifically designed applicator gun, part number 08398, provides professional results. Duplicates OEM sealer appearance.
Silicone Caulk ~7.00
Dap 08640 Bathroom Silicone Rubber Caulk 10.1-Ounce White
All purpose bathroom caulk
Seals nonporous surfaces around ceramic tile and plumbing fixtures with 100-Percent silicone rubber
Meets requirements of FDA regulation number 21 CFR 177 2600
From the Manufacturer
Superior quality, multi-purpose sealant. Offers long-lasting flexibility and excellent adhesion. Provide a weatherproof, watertight seal. Resists cracking, crumbling and chalking. Interior/exterior use. 50 Year Durability Guarantee. Meets Federal Specification TT-S-001543A, Class A.
100% silicone rubber with mildicide. Excellent for sealing around ceramic tiles and plumbing fixtures. Won't crack, crumble, or dry out. White. No. 00680: 3 oz. squeeze tube No. 08640: 10 oz. cartridge
Has anyone had any issues with using the caulk? Has anyone used both and do they have pros/cons vs one another?
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