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Firewall Cowl Molding
#1
What are you guys trimming the firewall cowl with?  You can see in the photo below, mine looks like it had caulking on it and was sprayed over with yellow paint.  Now the caulking is starting to crumble and show through the paint.  This is the edge that runs behind the air cleaner and below the wiper motor.  I am thinking about adding some kind of split molding but not sure how it would fit around the strut braces.

I'd like to see some photos of how you finished off your cowl edge...

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1971 Mach 1 - 306cid/C4 Bright Yellow
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#2
Well imo, it should be black, not painted body color, then it's easy to redo with a sealer. I used a 3M strip mastic sealer, which is paintable. Here's mine if it helps.......... or not!
Geoff.


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#3
I use 3M seam sealer and paint. Very close to factory seam sealer. Chuck
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#4
Rocketfoot,
I scraped all the original seam sealer out, taped off the edges and used a self-leveling seam sealer that is typically used for drip rails along the roof edge.
The seal sealer leveled out nicely and I painted the cowl area completely with SEM Trim black...
Thanks, Jay
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#5
Barry, I can't think of any molding that would fit nice and stay in place
You may want to re-do the seam sealer, then the easiest match would be to
tape a nice straight line right above the lip or right at the edge and go with the same black
that is below on the firewall.
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(02-13-2018, 11:53 AM)OMS Wrote: Barry, I can't think of any molding that would fit nice and stay in place
You may want to re-do the seam sealer, then the easiest match would be to
tape a nice straight line right above the lip or right at the edge and go with the same black
that is below on the firewall.

Yes, I was kind of thinking the same...I am not going to paint it yellow I know that, LOL! 

I was just trying to avoid scrapping the old stuff out because it is going to make one HELL of a mess!   whistling

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#7
So your car has the narrow skinny radiator?
Not much you can do to dress up the weld flange on the cowl for sure. The satin black will hide some and most never look that close only the owner, lol.
David


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#8
How about filling the cracks with seam sealer, let it dry and put another coat on. Let it dry and paint it semi-gloss black. Just an idea. Chuck
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(02-14-2018, 04:25 PM)c9zx Wrote: How about filling the cracks with seam sealer, let it dry and put another coat on. Let it dry and paint it semi-gloss black. Just an idea. Chuck

I'd advise against this, as the original material isn't adhering very well and can crumble some more, taking the new coat with it.

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Yeah, I would like to pull the old stuff out and re-apply new seam sealant.  I will just leave it black. 

I kinda wish my cowl and strut brackets were black as well but that is a little more work than I want right now, LOL!

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