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John Deere Boy 11-27-2006 05:50 PM

Old busted hotness (new tails)
 
Old and busted:

http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~tjburris/.../RHoldtail.jpg

New Hotness:

http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~tjburris/.../RHnewtail.jpg

The left outer lens is brand new, and the entire right outer is from a junkyard. Anybody got good inners?

http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~tjburris/bonhost/RH.jpg
http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~tjburris/bonhost/LH.jpg
http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~tjburris/bonhost/tails.jpg

1993 SLE 11-27-2006 05:53 PM

JDB i believe that i have good inners with no delam....

and the outers are NIIIIICE...

John Deere Boy 11-27-2006 06:04 PM

Thanks..i'll get in touch about the inners. I forgot to mention that when i took the LH side apart to put the new lens on, some of the tar sealant got messed up, so i used some bin caulking I had sitting around. It worked great and was just as tacky as the tar, but when i got it all put together, the gray caulk showed :shock: Its not too noticeable, and i wont' take it back apart unless someone else notices it besides me.

This is the stuff
http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~tjburris/bonhost/tar.jpg

willwren 11-27-2006 08:28 PM

Those look damn nice. Might be time to be proactive about preventing future delam. I'd be tempted to use clear RTV sealant around the outer lens cover on all the pieces.

1993 SLE 11-27-2006 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by willwren
Those look damn nice. Might be time to be proactive about preventing future delam. I'd be tempted to use clear RTV sealant around the outer lens cover on all the pieces.

:D

that is what i did with the Tails that i got from a 95 SSEi that were perfect.....i think that its a very good solution, and i recommend it

Peterg22000 11-27-2006 09:17 PM

im not sure how adding anything to the outside of the light will stop the delame, from what i have seen is that the delame is from the two layers of plastic separating due to temp change or being hit.

bonnie94ssei 11-27-2006 09:30 PM

I have two perfect outers, but my inners have very slight delam on them. Nice tails!

John Deere Boy 11-27-2006 11:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Peterg22000
im not sure how adding anything to the outside of the light will stop the delam

I kind of agree. The delam on both my outters started on the inside, not at the edge. But sealant can't hurt, especially on the side i took apart.

1993 SLE 11-27-2006 11:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Peterg22000
im not sure how adding anything to the outside of the light will stop the delame, from what i have seen is that the delame is from the two layers of plastic separating due to temp change or being hit.

water can enter between the plastic parts of the lens

J Wikoff 11-28-2006 12:07 AM

I've found that the corner of the trunk can tap that point on the outer lamp when you shut it. And that point is where a very high percent of outers start delaming. I have mine adjusted low enough so the that corner will not hit it.


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