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Old 07-19-2004, 01:51 AM   #1
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I am leaving for Florida on Saturday, my mom is going down there, and of course i have to tag along. Well she promised to take me to all the junkyards in the area [about 5]. Well, I am going to try to find as many parts as I can, because around here its hard to find SSE parts. If I do find some intact taillights, can I remove the clear plastic cover to buff and wax to a beautiful shine and put them back on w/o any damage? Or is it not worth it to do anything beyond external cleaning? Also I am thinking of doing the same to my headlights and turnsignals, so is it possible with them either?

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might as well get the whole taillight assembly. good luck finding one in decent shape though, as they're really hard to come by.

I might just end up removing my plastic covers and run just the blackie things. There'* this dark blue SSE that I saw last week (and yesterday) with... BLUE TAPE covering the lenses
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What I meant was to take off the plastic cover to clean to make it nice, clean, and good looking. Is that even required, being that the inside is sealed? I know they are very hard to come by, but I am hoping I will come across one. Hopefully for an affordable price . Oh well, guess I can't hope for too much.


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What I meant was to take off the plastic cover to clean to make it nice, clean, and good looking. Is that even required, being that the inside is sealed? I know they are very hard to come by, but I am hoping I will come across one. Hopefully for an affordable price . Oh well, guess I can't hope for too much.


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The problem is that they aren't sealed very well.... after 5-10 winters, they tend to crack and let water in, then the water freezes and cracks them even worse.

If you do find yourself a good set (which will be very very rare), put some extra sealant on them to make sure nothing gets in.
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Yeah even if you take them apart there is going to be corrosion inside there and they wont look like new if you clean. Finding a good set anywhere is about 1 in about 100 SSE'* Ive seen only 1 good set in a JY and I live in michigan .. the home of the wreckers yard.
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