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#1 OFFLINE   jettech462

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:43 AM

If you will notice the inside of your doors along the lower edge where the outer panel is bent over the inner panel it will catch water, dirt, salt or any other thing that could cause corrosion. My fix was to get a tube of silicone sealant and put a bead and smooth it out. I have a white Flex so white sealant blended right in and looks like it came that way.

#2 OFFLINE   Mtech

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:06 PM

Not something I would do. The bottom lip of the doors goes into a seal that runs the length of the wheelbase.

Additionally you want to ensure that the drains in the door have nothing blocking them from proper function.

It is my hope that Ford has adequately designed the 'wrap in' doors to resist both road debris to the outer surface and other stuff sitting on the top - inner surface.

My piece of mind comes in a spray bottle of Rust Check. :blink:

#3 OFFLINE   roush3

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:10 PM

Not something I would do. The bottom lip of the doors goes into a seal that runs the length of the wheelbase.

Additionally you want to ensure that the drains in the door have nothing blocking them from proper function.

It is my hope that Ford has adequately designed the 'wrap in' doors to resist both road debris to the outer surface and other stuff sitting on the top - inner surface.

My piece of mind comes in a spray bottle of Rust Check. :blink:


I put silicon in mine too cause salt collected there and as long as you dont plug the door drain which are above the lip u should have no problems

#4 OFFLINE   Nunzio

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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:46 PM

I put silicon in mine too cause salt collected there and as long as you dont plug the door drain which are above the lip u should have no problems


FYI, silicone is highly corrosive by itself. I would have used a body sealer specifically designed for sealing body panels.






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