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Old 02-10-2005, 12:28 PM   #11
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Could a heat gun, or something similar, be used to "relaminate"?
yes but you would have to remove all the orignal material on the light, and then relaminate, but what could be used??
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What is causing the delamination? is it the sun or is it water damage?
I'll bet it is the sun. Ultraviolet radiation is incredibly harmful to certain plastics. Cars from the South often have problems with sun damage on the tops of the rear seats and the shelf under the window. That'* why we want to buy our used cars from folks who covered the seats and kept them in garages.
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I agree that you would probably have to fully disassemble them, and THOROUGHLY clean them. As soon as they start to delaminate, moisture gets in there with all sorts of debris. It would be a daunting task.

Tinting is FAR easier, and I like the look
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there was about a cup of water in each of my lights, and when i squeezed the delamination part, water would move around inside...

it think its only cuz air and water are getting inside...

i tried for about an hour to get them to laminate, using super glue and what not...basically impossible to have it look good
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I agree that you would probably have to fully disassemble them, and THOROUGHLY clean them. As soon as they start to delaminate, moisture gets in there with all sorts of debris. It would be a daunting task.

Tinting is FAR easier, and I like the look
Will, what'* the chance of breaking the lights when you dissemble them? I replaced the dash cluster in my 78 Camaro and the plastic was so brittle it took nothing to break it.
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I wouldn't even consider trying it unless they were HORRIBLY delaminated and not worth much anyway.

They're expensive, hard to find, and put together totally different than SE taillights. I think they're sealed with a vulcanizing compound. That would mean they're going to be tougher to pull apart than front corner lights.
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I wouldn't even consider trying it unless they were HORRIBLY delaminated and not worth much anyway.

They're expensive, hard to find, and put together totally different than SE taillights. I think they're sealed with a vulcanizing compound. That would mean they're going to be tougher to pull apart than front corner lights.
nope...front corners are twice as hard...

mine came apart within 10 min each... stuck together with some clips and a really really really really really really sticky silicon glue tar.... worst stuff ever to work with...

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So is the black stripeing molded into the out shell or is it accessible?
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So is the black stripeing molded into the out shell or is it accessible?
its glued to the clear part...and thats where it comes delaminated from...

some of the strips were loose in mine..
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So the saga continues! Check this out!

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=323180#323180
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