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    Posted: 17-July-2009 at 9:41AM
Unfortunately the latch pillar seals are not yet reproduced for 72 onward and so we're stuck with those dried up, brittle, cracked pieces that we salvage.  So I thought I'd try this plastidip coating on a few trial pieces.  I hit them with four coats (about 1 full can) over a couple of days letting them dry between each coat and I've got to say that they look and feel brand new.  Filled in all the cracks, rounded off sharp edges and covered up bare metal.  Here's a link.  I got mine at Lowes in the paint section.  You might have to ask because they didn't even know they had it when I asked about it.  Paul~
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-July-2009 at 10:01AM

I wound up doing the same thing for my car and was pleased with the way they came out.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-July-2009 at 10:57AM
Latch Pillar Seals? What are those?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-July-2009 at 11:23AM
They are at the top of the latch pillar on the 1/4 panel right below the 1/4 glass. your Cougar dosn't have them .
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-July-2009 at 11:32AM
That's a GREAT idea!!!  I have some red plastidip in stock, so it lookslike I will have to get some of this...I think I picked it up at the Home Depot in the paint section.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-July-2009 at 11:53AM
That idea was so good I'm writing it down.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-July-2009 at 3:18PM
Hey, Paul-- did you dip it or brush it on?  Sounds like brushing would be the best bet...If so, foam brush or regular?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-July-2009 at 6:29PM
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-July-2009 at 2:20AM

No i don't think so only the cars with roll down 1/4 windows. Gee you missed all the fun! lol

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-July-2009 at 10:50PM
Picked up the spray-can version yesterday at the Home Depot!  Last can!  Thanks for the tip, Paul.  I had only seen the dipping cans until now, so the spray will be a good thing...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-July-2009 at 3:35AM
I sprayed rather than dipped.  Glad to help out.  Paul~
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-July-2009 at 11:03AM
Yeah, we use this stuff at work to protect the backs of some parts inside of the dipping tanks, its really tough stuff.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-July-2009 at 2:06PM
latch pillar seal on 76 cougar

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-July-2009 at 2:11PM
 Picture is of a latch pillar seal on a 1976 Cougar.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-July-2009 at 4:23PM
Looks like mine.  I guess they are all ugly! LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-July-2009 at 2:37PM
One last thing, Paul- any special prep work on these?  Thanks!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-July-2009 at 3:27AM
I soaked mine in purple power to get all of the crud off of them and help to supple them up a bit.  Then I did four coats, one a day to build it up.  Paul~
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-July-2009 at 6:02PM
got my spray can today, cant wait to try it...Thanks for the tip!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-October-2009 at 2:43AM
How did folks may out using the old "plasti-dip"?  Paul~
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-October-2009 at 12:54PM
I'm going to dip (spray) mine in a couple of weeks. If Auto Krafters can ever get my weatherstrip kit off backorder. Been waiting over a month now and they are still telling me they have no idea when it will come in!
On another (calmer) note, has anyone tried giving their front bumper rubber trim a shot with the plasti dip? Looks lto me like it would help with some of the dry cracked spots.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-November-2009 at 10:37AM

here is a shot of one done, spray...turned out GREAT....thanks for the tip!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-November-2009 at 10:38AM
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-November-2009 at 11:18AM
Wow, they came out great.  I tool a good look at my latch pillar seals and they are gone, gone, gone.  I  want to order a full rubber set eventually, but who knows if they will ever have them!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-November-2009 at 6:18PM
FYI,,this is about 5 or 6 coats with a spray can...wouldnt mind trying the dip method if they made a can big enough for them to fit, but I think it turned out very well this way..really covers up the small cracks nicely......
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-November-2009 at 1:48AM
Man, I have not been following this, good stuff...now the fun part is...with two sheds and a garage with boxes and boxes of parts.
Where did I put them??Confused 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-November-2009 at 8:56AM
Great photos.  That's what mine looked like too after 4 coats with the spray can.  Paul~
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-November-2009 at 3:48PM
ok tell me this are those seals really called Latch pillar seals by Ford Motor Company or is that what you named them.I would think they would be 1/4 window seals of some sort
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-November-2009 at 3:50PM
i'll have to look at this Torino I got but my last one had good ones of coarse that was back in 1993
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-November-2009 at 5:58PM
REALLY???

There's hope for my sedan after all then.

Between the wagon and what's left on the sedan, that spray stuff ought to get me high and dry and ready for carpet installation.

AWESOME! Thank you for bumping this thread up so I'd see it!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-March-2011 at 12:11PM
This is a great idea!   Thanks for the tip.   Problem is mine completely broke apart and its missing pieces now.   Since mine is a desert car, the rubber is so brittle due to the heat.  I'll have to get some salvage pieces and try this tip.
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