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Old 08-31-2006, 11:25 AM   #31
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1/4" tape and VHT sounds like a good idea
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That'* my thoughts exactly. VHT may work better that paint?
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:04 PM   #33
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Before we launched off pinstriping, etc. I asked if the tail lamp on a 1990 Bonneville could be seperated and relaminated.

This evening I found the answer is a resounding NO. I got the housing apart with no problem and removed the colored lenses. However, attempts to seperate the clear from the black plastic that makes them appear as a black border is pointless. All I got for my efforts was one corner seperated and a cracked clear lens. The parts are too thin and brittle to seperate. Heat didn't work, lots of toothpicks, flexing the parts, nothing. While the impact seperate some sections, the rest remains firmly connected together.

Glued the mess back together and RTV'd the housing back in place. Looks like the only way to make them black is to mask off the lenses from the outside, following the original pattern as best as I can, then shoot black paint on the outside of the lens. This sucks.
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yeah, i pulled mine appart, but my goal at the time was removing the water inside, dad fingerd the black and basicaly delaminated the most of it, before there was no delamination around the edges, now its mostly delamed, so water gets in easier now, next time i need to get the silicone sealant around the outer part of the lense too...

and also next time i think im gona try the tape and VHT too
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