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Old 08-30-2006, 12:19 PM   #11
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Just curious. When you separate the lights or add heat to them, doesn't that delaminate the black inner lines? I know it does on the lid mounted tails. How do you fix the black lines on the outers if they become delaminsted?
nope if you check out my post it comes apart really nice if you Carfull and / or Bake the tail lights in a over at 200*F for 20mins. they come right apart

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I guess then if it does become delaminated why wouldn't you pull the tail lights apart, as in your method, and then fix them? Why would there ever become a need to buy a "new" replacement set because of delamination? I mean, I can understand the inners needing to be replaced because they don't come apart.

Or is it that I'm missing something here?
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I guess then if it does become delaminated why wouldn't you pull the tail lights apart, as in your method, and then fix them? Why would there ever become a need to buy a "new" replacement set because of delamination? I mean, I can understand the inners needing to be replaced because they don't come apart.

Or is it that I'm missing something here?
you can't fix the delamination, the way it looks like its made is when they Form the clear part the black part is milted to the clear part when its hot, thats what it looks like they did, so you cant get it to stick on together.
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Okay, I think I got it. I've never had one apart so I didn't know how they were constructed. I like the idea of covering the red/amber/white areas on the out side and then painting them with semi-gloss trim paint. Might have to then spray a few coats of clear coat.

GM should have made all of the components in the tail lights completely separate so fixing them could be possible. I guess that'* how they get their money though?
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Not to be off topic about fixing the delam.. it'* been done. A couple of people taped them off.. painted where the black used to be and reassembled..

Wow.. it looked spectacular and you couldn't tell.
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you guys do relize that Booze'* intent is to reseal the tails to keep water out.
Not clear them.
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Anyone tried a heat gun on the black?
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Anyone tried a heat gun on the black?
yes, it will take too long to do it that way safely, PeterG22000 and I tride that, its gets to hot to heat it evenly, Just pop it in your oven for 20mins at 200*F and your set, or you can take it Vary slow a caful and just use a screw drive and do it by hand lie some people did
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you guys do relize that Booze'* intent is to reseal the tails to keep water out.
Not clear them.
Thanks for tryin

I may clear them, but if i did LED are a definate, one of the major drawback to clearing IMO was seeing a red bulb inside...and if i did the outers the inners would have to be done

and to take it another step if i ever do get around to do it i'll make sequentials, using teh brake lights, and i'd disregard the amber color alltogether

but the intent of this was geting rid of the water inside but apparently i failed
next time i'll do something with it, something worth being listed as a modification
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