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Old 09-26-2006, 01:59 AM   #1
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Got a killer deal on these from another Explorerforum member (Clear Corners):
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BUT, they are drilled for strobes (I was aware when I purchased them):
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So, I don't want strobes, any way to patch these holes?
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Well, just for appearnce, try sticking a small piece of shiny aluminum tape onto the back of a larger piece, and then apply it over the hole, so the smaller piece is facing in. It won't be a good reflector, but it will make the hole less obvious.
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Well, just for appearnce, try sticking a small piece of shiny aluminum tape onto the back of a larger piece, and then apply it over the hole, so the smaller piece is facing in. It won't be a good reflector, but it will make the hole less obvious.
yeah, well, you can't see the hole looking in the lamp housing, just when you turn it around and off the vehicle. Make sense?

I'm more worried about condensation buildup...
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JB weld and another peice of plastic
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Could you use a strobe housing, and just don't hook it up/put bulbs in?

Other than that, JB Weld...
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Well, just for appearnce, try sticking a small piece of shiny aluminum tape onto the back of a larger piece, and then apply it over the hole, so the smaller piece is facing in. It won't be a good reflector, but it will make the hole less obvious.
yeah, well, you can't see the hole looking in the lamp housing, just when you turn it around and off the vehicle. Make sense?

I'm more worried about condensation buildup...
Most aluminum tape has really good adhesive, but the heat might get to it. You might try some of that insulating shiny tape, it'll stay stuck through d*mn near any kind of abuse, and the seal should be good enough to keep water out.
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Could you use a strobe housing, and just don't hook it up/put bulbs in?

Other than that, JB Weld...
kinda what I was thinking too....

Remind me, what is a JB weld?
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How large is the hole?

Could always just take a small piece of metal, plastic, etc and put some RTV around the hole and cover it that way. Guaranteed seal.
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How large is the hole?

Could always just take a small piece of metal, plastic, etc and put some RTV around the hole and cover it that way. Guaranteed seal.
quarter-half inch wide. Yeah, kinda thinking RTV Silicone something...
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What about one of those thick plastic push trees like you find in your trunk or splash shields?
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