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Roof fix

Discussion in '1st Gen 1981-1990 CVH' started by 88 escort GT, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. 88 escort GT

    88 escort GT FEOA Member

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    I have a 88 escort GT. On the outside corner of my roof on both sides there’s some sort filler or something in there (my guess is it has something to do with water runoff). Mine is cracked up. Does anyone know how to remove it and how to replace it? What do I replace it with? Thanks.
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    Picture please!
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  3. ricksgt

    ricksgt MY 1989 Ford Escort Terlingua GT .

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    drip rail repair ,,,,:thumbsup::D,,

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    ricksgt MY 1989 Ford Escort Terlingua GT .

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    if the video above doesn't help you there are others on YouTube . ,, just look for " drip rail repair " .
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  5. 1982 EXPert

    1982 EXPert FEOA Member

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    What's in there is a sealant that appears like body filler.

    Simply sand/grind it off, then:
    Primer area
    Fill/seal area
    Primer area
    Paint area

    Wire brushes work best in those troffs.

    I'm told the GT's aren't removable but EXP's are, makes them much easier to work with.
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    Thanks. Good stuff. This is exactly what I needed. Thanks again.
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    88 escort GT FEOA Member

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    Thanks. I plan on taking a small flat head screwdriver get most of the old filler out then using the wire brush and sandpaper. Thanks
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