I have been preparing my SLK R170 engine bay for a repaint and among other things I have removed all the partly damaged factory seam sealer. I was going to apply brushable sealer on the same places to imitate the original factory look but now I really don't know. It looks now quite neat around the bay without the seam sealer and what's more, to my mind there was sealer in some places where it is not needed at all. Of course, there are a couple of spots where the sealer is important but mostly it looks unnecessary. What do you think?