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A method and apparatus for forming a sealed joint comprises a joint member having at least one elongate component that comprises a top surface, a bottom surface, a first component side and a second component side, wherein at least a portion of the top surface has a contour which is curved. In forming a joint a first member is formed on a substrate. The joint member is positioned against the first member and the substrate. A second member is formed on the substrate immediately adjacent to the joint member. In some embodiments the joint member comprises two components, one of which is removed following formation of the second member.