Alternative to sealing the rear ligts?

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timrosser
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Alternative to sealing the rear ligts?

Post by timrosser » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:30 pm

Ive just discovered "Noise insulating rubber windshield strips" designed to press and grip into the gap where the windscreen meets the dashboard, perhaps these could be re-purposed to fill the gap between the bodywork and the rear lights, encouraging water to run out over the top rather than, well, fining all manner of ways to oxidize as much 480 as possible on their way to the ground, for visual reference the link below shows the sort of thing I mean...

best Tim

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1-6m-No ... 77391.html

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Re: Alternative to sealing the rear ligts?

Post by jifflemon » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:44 pm

Camping mat, or butyl strips are a better solution.... shall try and find a link

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Re: Alternative to sealing the rear ligts?

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:40 pm

Carbuildersolutions.com carry Butyl tape, the T-shaped seal and seal adhesive foam rubber strip (like camping mat). They've been pretty quick with my two recent orders.

I have the laser cut seals from Joep (camping mat type stuff that Jeff suggests) but actually think theT-shape seal addition is a pretty good idea too
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