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Old 03-09-2006, 01:42 PM   #1
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There is a lot of crud built up inside of my corner lights.

Can I just pull the bulbs out and run some soap and water though the lamp to clean it? Or is there a better way to clean them out?
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buy clear corners........
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Heh, heh...like he said.

But seriously, I just have to ask how crud can be building up inside them. Mine are sealed all around including at the bulb. Did you lose the seals that go between the bulb holder and the corners? I know mine is a different model, but the concept should be the same.

As far as cleaning them, I believe that you should be able to use some soap and water and maybe a soft bottle brush to clean them. However if you do, make sure they a completely dried out before putting back on or condensation could cause some problems for you.
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Drying will be the largest problem. It'll take a while.
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I do have clear corners.

I bought them used and they are a little cruddy inside.
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I'll third that. You'll bee running without 'em for a while until they are completely dry.

Try making a tool with some pieces of rag or something and some wire. Reach in there and "sweep" it out....

Or open 'em up
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I'll try that. Seems easier than using water.
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Don't forget to use alcohol (in YOU dummy! Not the corners!)

No, seriously, try the rag method (good suggestion MOS). I have used a rag on a bottle brush for some things too. A possibility I guess.
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Bottle Brush!! That'* what I was thinking of and couldn't remember!!!
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