Re sealing overcab joint

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  1. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

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    This has got to be one of the worst jobs there is :Sad:

    This is how it was a year ago and it only got worse so time to bite the bullet and sort it.
    I kept putting it off because it is so difficult to access and damn awkward
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    First I cleaned everything with resin polish and pulled out all the loose sealant before cleaning the area to be applied with Sika 205 cleaner Aktivator
    Then I applied a generous bead of Sika 221 and removed the excess with a spare nozzle that I'd cut to a profile with point each side. The points left two grooves in the sealant which would make it easier to remove any sealer outside of the points once set.

    Here cleaning up next day
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    The existing sealant that was still sound I left in place and just feathered the new stuff into it
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    Overall not perfection but I'm pleased with my efforts
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    Seal

    Nice neat job. We'll done.:Eeek:
     
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    Very nice job, I'd be really pleased with that if I were you:thumb:
     
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    Nice one :thumb: should have used masking tape :thumb:
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    I suggest you try that it's not that easy
     
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    got the tee shirt :Wink::BigGrin:
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    Maybe if I had a tressels and a youngman board and laid on my back perhaps otherwise far too much like hard work in comparisson. Just maintaining the correct distance around two curves is bad enough if you could do it on a bench. I think you're having a Giraffe :Rofl1:
    Got any piccys :BigGrin:
     
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    Actually Terry now my mind is in gear (champagne night) yes you are correct! I could have used masking tape without bothering too much about the line as it would have taken less time to remove what was outside of my lines (although that only took half an hour including polishing off) :thumb:
     
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    Don't beat yourself up about it -:BigGrin:-I think you made a very nice job of it -- :thumb::thumb:
    I have had yrs of experience of sealing windows both with masking tape and free hand -if you intend to smooth it off then it;s a lot easier with the tape :Wink: I say again -nice job :thumb::BigGrin:
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    Nice job!!!!!
    I might even try to do mine now:Eeek:
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    It came out better than I'd hoped anyway. I've seen many a used van at shows to know what badly fettled up looks like :Eeek: Top tip! don't buy it if it looks sh1t
     
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    Would have taken you five mins to mask up a min to run sealant another to smooth with wet finger and another to pull off both tapes at once :thumb::BigGrin: Same result :thumb: you got there in the end :Wink::thumb:
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    It looks a lot better than some manufactures turn out :thumb::Wink:
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    How did you reach the middle? I did mine this morning as well as most of the other joints all over the place, but I could only do as far as I could reach on the overcab bit.:Doh:
     
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    I stood on this [​IMG]
    Folded mirrors in and grabed the mirror upper arm pivot point to assist mounting the tyre :Laughing:
     
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    Not sure if you've seen them but i have a sealant kit that has all different silicone profiles which eliminates the surplus that would need to be taken off. A decent gun also helps with a better application.

    I use a power pro gun and have found it the best one I've come across in years
     
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    You must be a flaming gymnast, I try that with general cleaning of the overcab. It leaves me with one hand to work with and usually a few pulled muscles.:Rofl1:
     
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    Yes and try using masking tape too :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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