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Old 03-16-2019, 02:42 AM   #1
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Replacement headlight seal/ gasket

This maybe common knowledge but I thought I share it anyway. My headlight seals/gaskets were old and deteriorated. Did some searching and wasn't finding much. Finally I came across an old thread on another forum and thought I'd try it. Here are the results
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https://www.mcmaster.com/1129a992

Looks like this:



Sticks like this:



and you end up with this:


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Old 03-16-2019, 02:53 AM   #2
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Good tip I'm sure there are a lot of old gooey gaskets out there in need of replacement . I was lucky to purchase a used set of OEM gaskets in perfect condition so for now I'm set .
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Good tip I'm sure there are a lot of old gooey gaskets out there in need of replacement . I was lucky to purchase a used set of OEM gaskets in perfect condition so for now I'm set .
Where did you find those? 😲
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Great info, for some reason Porsche does not sell the seals separately even though they have their own part number.
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looks good, how many feet of the seal did you need to do both lights?
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looks good, how many feet of the seal did you need to do both lights?
I bought a 5ft roll and have some left over.
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Thanks for this. You must be a mind reader, as I was looking at my messy old gaskets yesterday and wondering what to do with them!
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looks good, how many feet of the seal did you need to do both lights?
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Thanks for this. You must be a mind reader, as I was looking at my messy old gaskets yesterday and wondering what to do with them!
LOL mine were OK but brittle and shrunk up. I replaced them with these. They look good IMO. I'll save the old ones.
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Where did you find those? 😲
Just happened to find a local set from a forum member .......... a one in a million shot
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Will this work for the tail lights?
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Will this work for the tail lights?
I dunno.
I am needing the gasket / trim seal for the hood. Mine was all brittle and just flaked away. I can't locate that piece either. I guess mcmaster is a good place to start
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Will this work for the tail lights?
I don't know but they have diff sizes. You might measure one and see if they have anything thst would work.
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Thanks for this. I ordered some and it arrives today. Gooey washers that are spreading black gunk and streaks are going away. Problem solved for $15.00. Now on to the next project....
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Thanks for this. I ordered some and it arrives today. Gooey washers that are spreading black gunk and streaks are going away. Problem solved for $15.00. Now on to the next project....
Great, let me know how it works out. Make sure you clean the edge of the light where it will be sticking to. I forgot the first time ��
Also make the rubber a little longer than needed, then trim once its locked in. If any parts are sticking out from locking the headlight in they can be worked level will a thin piece of plastic edge or your finger. After it was clamped awhile it sticks pretty well incase you need to remove the light. Good luck.

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I finished mine but forgot to post pics. Incase anyone is curious.
Still need to tuck it here and there.




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Thanks, I ordered mine and it is already here.
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awesome...ordered! what did you use to hold in place? glue?
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awesome...ordered! what did you use to hold in place? glue?
It has double side tape installed on it. Shown in thread 👇
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awesome...ordered! what did you use to hold in place? glue?
this arrived at my house in under 24 hours, enough for both cars and under 25 bucks. Amazed.
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