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Old 06-16-2012, 09:30 AM   #21
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I came across way to remove trim. Spray with WD-49 wait 15 Min and carefully pry gasket off-now if I only had the replacement-Larry












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Old 06-17-2012, 05:54 PM   #22
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the plan is to remove light assembly take to ace get matching gasket material and replace-should work-larry
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:41 PM   #23
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Gooey seals

Never received a response from the weather strip company, so I searched their catalog and found something that I thought might work. It is just a flat foam material with adhesive on one side. The catalog list it as " thick, but the stuff that came was 3/16" thick which is just right. The original seal is about 3/16" wide. I bought 6 feet of it since the old seal is 31" long, but it turned out that I only needed to get 3 feet. The new seal material is 1" wide, which is too wide, but I wasn't sure how much I needed to cut it down to make it work. Turns out that slicing it right down the middle at " wide worked out perfectly, so I only used half of what I bought. Doesn't look quite as nice as the original seal which has a rounded appearance on the exposed edge, but at least its not leaving black goo all over the fender and at a glance, or at speed, I doubt that anyone will notice the difference
Here's what I bought. Cost me $25.96 for the 6 feet, but you only need to get 3 feet. You might be able to find something similar at the hardware store, but everything I found was either too thin or too thick, or was too light a sponge.
https://dealer.steelerubber.com/Ecommerce/SpecialExtrusionDetail.aspx?IID=11289





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Old 07-05-2012, 05:05 AM   #24
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Neat stuff. Do you have any installed pics?

Larry - how is your approach to the problem going?
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:19 PM   #25
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Neat stuff. Do you have any installed pics?
Here ya go, it was getting too dark last night when I finished up.



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Old 07-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #26
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That looks really good! (Now I'm never going to be able to sell these seals )
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:03 AM   #27
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headlight trim part two

Spin that is one great looking job-been doing leather seats this week but am copying your post for next job-sorry Mark looks like you're stuck with them-thanks again guys-Larry
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:55 PM   #28
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Looks cool. Thanks for prototyping.
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Old 03-10-2019, 02:57 PM   #29
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This worked perfect. Love the clean look and it was very easy. Thx for the tip. At least this will work until I can get the replacement gaskets
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