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Old 02-24-2019, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default '37 trunk hinge question

Can someone tell me what was used in these metal cups that go over the trunk hinge bolts inside the car. When I removed them originally, they seemed to be full of something like old plumber's putty. Was that to keep water from leaking into the trunk? What's the proper material to use on these? I'm thinking of using plumbers putty again....... Thanks, Bill Campbell
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:08 PM   #2
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You could use the plumber's putty , but a better choice would be the soft black automotive strip type sealer.
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I'm not familiar with that. Do you have a brand? Is it like tape or what?
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Old 02-24-2019, 08:11 PM   #4
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Ok, I see Napa has something like that, if that's what you mean. I'll try them.
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Default Re: '37 trunk hinge question

Maybe 3M strip caulk - # 08578



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Old 02-25-2019, 09:31 AM   #6
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Maybe 3M strip caulk - # 08578
This would be the same stuff I initially recommended. Can be found at some auto parts stores or your local automotive paint dealer. thanks for the part # Paul
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