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Old 09-09-2006, 02:50 PM   #21
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now, for the center piece, do i need to cut around the whole thing, like this



or just here

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Old 09-09-2006, 03:59 PM   #22
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i did this one. careful not to go too far down though, if amber or plastic gets in the red portion its next to impossible to get out.

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Old 09-09-2006, 04:02 PM   #23
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heres what it looked like after cuts made, amber out, and putting back together w/ adhesive.

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Old 09-09-2006, 04:39 PM   #24
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What adhesive are you using? For those that have done this before, has anyone had condesation problems afterwards?
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i used clear silicone adhesive. no condensation problems at all. of course, i spent a good 12 hours making sure all holes were plugged.
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For those that have done this before, has anyone had condesation problems afterwards?
That is one of the reasons I have not done the rear. I have seen one '00 that did it and the condensation looks bad.

The other reason is, in bright sunlight it is very hard to see the turn signals from behind. I noticed this from following behind Bonne'* that have been cleared. Definitely a safety disadvantage.
Get yourself some bright replacement lights.
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Old 09-09-2006, 06:28 PM   #27
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What adhesive are you using? For those that have done this before, has anyone had condesation problems afterwards?
i have had condensation issues, you have to be real sure of seling them up properly.. i rushed it and they leaked, re sealed a bit, and now they seem ok
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done... now i just have to buy some sealant when i have money

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looks a lot cleaner than mine, good job.
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looks a lot cleaner than mine.
thanks! i think the center section turned out great... rather impressed with myself... i have no idea why i was so scared to do it... probably cuz i just cut into several hundred dollars of parts
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