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Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by Mr Sunshine, Jan 22, 2018.
What's the best way to remove the hard white seam sealer between the cowl and the firewall?
I've had to use a sharpened, shortened putty knife. Haven't tried a sharp bladed multi-tool or air chisel, but I'll bet either would work. Or I get close to it with a picture of Rosie ODumbell. That will make anything go soft.
I'm scraping with different hand tools, putty knife and chisels etc. I think I will try a wire wheel next weekend and see how it goes. If it doesn't go well I'll try a picture of Rosie!
You don't want to want to destroy it with that! LOL. May try a propane torch. heat it and dig it out. Then wire wheel.
Wire wheel in a die grinder should clean it out, will get the metal bare too.
I've used a 5 way putty knife. Sharp and very stiff and will stand up to a hamm
er. Eye protection and gloves are a must.
I bought a oscillating tool from harbor freight, sealant just peals away does not become air borne
great for removing ziebart and dried joint filler. I use the 3/8 bi metal blades with teeth in close areas
1 1/8 in bi metal blade with teeth
and rigid scarper
here is a picture of how well it cleaned
The $40 HF tool sounds like a good option. I know eastwood also has an electric rotary tool that works good for this and costs $200. And I'm usually the guy that if I need the tool I buy the tool, but it seams like I've been spending more on tools lately that on my car so looking to avoid another high dollar specialty tool.
So if I torch this stuff will it just burn-off? As hard as it is I can't imagine that it would turn soft again, but I guess I can give it a try, nothing much to lose.