Originally Posted by vision.dynamix
It just makes a mess.
Also standard silicone releases caustic fumes during curing that has been known to etch reflectors and lenses, or even eat away lenses.
Put the lamps together, bake again to soften the sealant thats there, push the lamps the rest of the way back together, done.
I've done a lot of these for local guys and all different kinds of cars. Haven't bothered counting how many. You are correct about the silicone, IF you heat it in the oven. If you simply apply it as per my statement, it is not an issue whatsoever. I've seen many guys turn their lights into fish bowls from not properly sealing them. My Evo went a solid 5 years before I sold it...not a single issue with the silicone. I'd rather take the extra step to assure there isn't a problem than have a leak. My two cents. To each their own.