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Old 08-13-2007, 04:31 AM   #1
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Default What Type of Sealent To Use for Headlights? (specific Brand?)

I was having some condensation issues with my recently cleared headlights. Originally i didn't use any additional sealent when I resealed the headlights, other than the stuff that was already there, but now it needs more. Im not sure what brand or type is the best to go with. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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^^^Yes, the black stuff.
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3M makes some as well. It comes on a roll like tape.
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Eurethane (black) adhesive is what is originally in there and is what is used to install windshields. This is recommended if you want a good seal.
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i used a tube of some white silicon adhesive i found at the hardware store. I very lightly applied it over the remaining OEM black sealent and that was at least three years ago now maybe more! no water in my lights
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Thanks guys for your help, i've heard good stuff about the permatex i think i'll go with that. But do you any of you know if you can easily re-heat to 220 degrees and break the permatex seal to get back into the inside of the headlights, just like the stock sealent?
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Thanks guys for your help, i've heard good stuff about the permatex i think i'll go with that. But do you any of you know if you can easily re-heat to 220 degrees and break the permatex seal to get back into the inside of the headlights, just like the stock sealent?
Its not that bad to break the new seal......BE CAREFUL though as the silicone is "stringy" and sticky.....when your using it, you dont want it to get inside the light housing and ruin your project ....just an FYI
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Thanks guys for your help, i've heard good stuff about the permatex i think i'll go with that. But do you any of you know if you can easily re-heat to 220 degrees and break the permatex seal to get back into the inside of the headlights, just like the stock sealent?
Yes I've done it. If it doesn't work the first time, just pop it back in for a few more minutes.
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Perfect! Thanks guys.
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