Sealing the rear lights

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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by balto8 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:13 pm

I do want a set of those too! How to?

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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by gltease » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:32 pm

balto8 wrote:I do want a set of those too! How to?

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i'll pm u the details
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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:09 pm

Can I add myself to the want list please?

Could someone PM me Joep's details so I can see how to obtain his new seals?

Thanks and Best Regards,

Jay. :D

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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by gltease » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:21 pm

Jay-Kay-Em wrote:Can I add myself to the want list please?

Could someone PM me Joep's details so I can see how to obtain his new seals?

Thanks and Best Regards,

Jay. :D
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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by balto8 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:51 am

I have bought Joeps seals in the past when I replaced both my back light clusters. They do the job as good as the original ones. But you may need to add some clear silicon sealant on top of that if you want to get a complete full sealing of the lights. One another design defect in our beloved 480s.
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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by Norm57 » Mon May 13, 2019 10:06 am

Hi all, have tried to pm Joep regarding rear light seals but does not appear to have sent( end of last month). If anyone has his email would much appreciate it. Hope he is still making them!

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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by jifflemon » Mon May 13, 2019 10:28 am

He’s absolutely still doing them - I’ve had a set in the last month or so. I usually contact him via Facebook, so if you need me to check with him, drop me a pm with the email address you used to contact him and I can ask him to check.

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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by Norm57 » Mon May 13, 2019 12:35 pm

jifflemon wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 10:28 am
He’s absolutely still doing them - I’ve had a set in the last month or so. I usually contact him via Facebook, so if you need me to check with him, drop me a pm with the email address you used to contact him and I can ask him to check.
Cheers Jiff , its his email that i need if you have it pls pm me or am on facebook messenger

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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by Norm57 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:44 am

Hi all, now i have a new (old) daily driver, a nice Rover 75. Have decided its time to fit Joeps rear light seals.so any tips or do’s and dont do’s much appreciated thanks in advance.

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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by jifflemon » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:20 am

NEVER forget the top nut when removing the lamps, we don't want any breakages!

Spend time cleaning off all the old sealant from both the metalwork and the lights.

Sticky side goes to the lights. Practise placing them on a few times BEFORE removing the backing tape, as they stick very well!

Tighten lamps in VERY gently and evenly.

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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by Norm57 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:12 am

Am i correct? There are only 3 nuts holding the lense in place. Have undone these but cannot shift it. Do not want to force it for obvious reasons£££££

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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:17 am

Norm57 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:12 am
Am i correct? There are only 3 nuts holding the lense in place. Have undone these but cannot shift it. Do not want to force it for obvious reasons£££££
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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by Norm57 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:54 am

jamescarruthers wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:17 am
Norm57 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:12 am
Am i correct? There are only 3 nuts holding the lense in place. Have undone these but cannot shift it. Do not want to force it for obvious reasons£££££
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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:28 pm

Sorry!‎

If you think they are sealed in, then you might have to abandon the removal idea and apply more sealant. 

However, the original seals (foamy rubber like what Joep sold you or earlier a butyl tape) might just be very well adhered to the paint. Mine came out with patience and ‎a very thin pallet knife. It is like a wallpaper scraper but thinner. One false move though and they could crack so be very very careful and work your way around the lights and resist the temptation to lever anything until the very end. ‎

Wishing you the best of luck!‎
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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by Norm57 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:01 pm

Hurray! 5 hours later 1 rear light out. You were right James they were well stuck in.

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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by Norm57 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:01 pm

Hurray! 5 hours later 1 rear light out. You were right James they were well stuck in.

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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by jamescarruthers » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:12 pm

Phew! :hopping:
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F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by Norm57 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:16 pm

Bl**dy typical, the other one out in 15min with gasket attached!!!

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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by dcwalker » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:16 am

Norm57 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:16 pm
Bl**dy typical, the other one out in 15min with gasket attached!!!
:rofl: yep, that's 480s for you!

Good work though, and hopefully you'll soon be able to report that no water is getting in that way now...

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Re: Sealing the rear lights

Post by Norm57 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:32 pm

Both rear lights resealed and replaced :D have added a thin run of clear sealant to top for added security. So tomorrow when it gets a wash will see how effective my handy work is! Here's hoping.

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