Section 01-00: Body Service
1996 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-Super Duty, and Bronco Workshop Manual

Body Sealer Types and Application

While many sealers are used during vehicle assembly, the following all-purpose sealers have been selected for service use. The method and points of application are shown in each applicable group.


Liquid Butyl Sealer

Liquid Butyl Sealer C9AZ-19554-B (Black) or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESB-M4G162-A does not run, is fast drying, and remains semi-elastic. The sealer can be used for seam sealing in such areas as the floorpan, wheelhouse, dash panel, running board, door openings and drip rails. It can also be used to seal outside moulding clip holes, and for windshield and rear window installation.


Caulking Cord

Caulking Cord D6AZ-19560-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESB-M4G32-A has a plastic base with a filler, is heavy bodied, and is commonly known as perma-gum. It is used on spot-weld holes, around mounting clips and between two surfaces not sealed by a gasket.


Weatherstrip Adhesive

Weatherstrip Adhesive E8AZ-19552-A or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESB-M2G14-A is a quick-drying, strong adhesive designed to hold weatherstripping to doors, bodies, cowl ventilators and the surrounding metal. Windows and windshields that are set in rubber can be effectively sealed against leakage by flowing adhesive into affected areas.

Clean all grease, dirt and old sealer from surfaces, and wash the surfaces thoroughly with a cloth moistened with a suitable commercial cleaner. For best results, apply a medium coat of adhesive to both surfaces, allow it to dry until tacky and then press both surfaces firmly together.


Silicone Lubricant

Silicone Lubricant C0AZ-19553-AA (jelly) or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESR-M13P4-A is to be used on the door and window weatherstrips. It is recommended that silicone lubricant be applied to the weatherstrips at every lubrication period. Its use makes the doors easier to close, avoids weatherstrip squeaks, retards weatherstrip wear due to chafing between the door glass upper frame and the weatherstrip, and helps to retain door window alignment by reducing friction between the glass frame and rubber weatherstrip.