Common questions

Do you prime before seam sealer?


Do you prime before seam sealer?

The sealer must be applied to a primer/sealer material or e-coat and never to bare metal. This helps to keep the sealer from sticking to the primer and makes clean up much easier.

How do you apply seam sealer to a car?

Apply a thin bead of the appropriate seam sealer to the bare metal or primer-coated joint. Carefully tool the sealer into the joint. This seam sealer tight coat ensures that you seal the seam properly before you begin work to create the desired appearance.

Should I use seam sealer?

Seam sealer is made to cover and seal areas where panels may have been welded or overlapped. It will keep the seam from getting moisture in between panels and rusting out. As long as you use the correct seam sealer and prepared the panel correctly it will last the lifetime of the vehicle.

Does seam sealer dry hard?

Check out the best automotive seam sealers to protect your vehicle. This brushable product has excellent adhesion to prevent air and rain from entering your vehicle. Its flexible design means it won’t shrink surfaces, or harden or crack once it’s dried. You can paint over the undercoating in 60 minutes.

Do you paint before seam sealer?

It depends on the application but most of the time it’s applied after the primer. In most cases I apply the primer, do any prep work then, right before painting, I’ll apply the sealer, allow it to harden then paint.

Can you apply new seam sealer over old?

While most one-part seam sealers can be applied over bare metal, most two-part seam sealers are recommended to be applied over a corrosion resistant primer (unless specified as able to be applied over bare metal).

Can I paint seam sealer?

It took that long for the paint to dry on the seam sealer. That stuff dries to the touch and can be painted in 10-30 minutes but depending on the thickness it outgases for quite some time, which slows the cure process of the paint.

Do you paint over seam sealer?

How long before you can paint over seam sealer?

1K Seam Sealer can be painted immediately with most solvent-based coatings, or up to 24 hours without scuffing.