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Tail Lamp is Now a Fish Tank

 
Old 05-08-2003, 11:10 AM
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Driving home last night, I got a call from my friend who was following me. "You've got a fish tank in your rear tail lamp.". Does anyone know what sort of compound/silicon that can be used to "reseal" the tail lamp? I don't know where the leak is, so I'm thinking I have to redo the whole fixture. Any suggestions? Btw, the taillamps are OEM.
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theres special automotive silicone you can get from a parts shop.
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or regular silicone from the hardware store...clear drying
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instead of just resealing the assembly, bake them in the oven on 200 until you can pull them apart. THEN reseal with silicone. Just a heads up in case you werent going to do that.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Dengar &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">instead of just resealing the assembly, bake them in the oven on 200 until you can pull them apart. THEN reseal with silicone. Just a heads up in case you werent going to do that.</TD></TR></TABLE>


4reaL?

damn you learn something everyday.. sweet
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by EgSick &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">


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damn you learn something everyday.. sweet</TD></TR></TABLE>
yes. 4 4real.
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thanks for all the information.. i'll look into that this afternoon.
i have some other things i need to work on. the seller did not tell me about a lot of the problems on this vehicle, and i'm running into the majority of them now. Shady buyers suck.
Anyway, I'm also looking into doing the side-trim duplicolor job (i think B18-C5 posted something on it).

thanks again!!
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the getto fix.....

drill a SMALL hole in the bottom where you cant see it= no more H2O..... for getto rigging
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hahahaha..ghetto fix might work for temporary use. i don't know if i want to get my exhaust or do some "detail" work, like red/white tail lamps.
thanks for all your help!!
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Mocky57 &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Btw, the taillamps are OEM.
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damn i didnt know honda made altezzas..

be really carefull about baking them since they are plastic, not glass like the headlights, 200degrees may even be alittle high.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by euclid &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">
damn i didnt know honda made altezzas..

be really carefull about baking them since they are plastic, not glass like the headlights, 200degrees may even be alittle high.</TD></TR></TABLE>

hahaha..yes.. i haven't dabbled in the altezza's what i meant by that was, i didn't want people suggesting i go back to my oem headlights, when i already have the oem ones installed
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by IEATLINT &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the getto fix.....

drill a SMALL hole in the bottom where you cant see it= no more H2O..... for getto rigging</TD></TR></TABLE>

Worked fine for me.

You live in Kent, you would know about ghetto rigging.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by SkyeC &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You live in Kent, you would know about ghetto rigging.</TD></TR></TABLE>

sad but true.....oh so true
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clear liquid nails.
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250* F for 5 minutes
Pull apart gently using a pry like a flathead
Make sure to use a razor to cut the silicon as it comes out
Now you can reseal and rebake.
Push tightly in.

I had water in both headlights. That was my excuse to paint them and I did. I resealed them with the SAME silicon Honda already had on them. And guess what?? 0 leaks. Been over a month now.
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