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    I was a little bored yesterday afternoon and had recently been looking at LED bulbs for the tail and signal lights. I decided to have a look at my tail lights to see what might fit and pulled them down from the attic. I had spent some time on them way back cleaning them up and such, but on second look, I decided that I could do better. I could see that the lens on one was not well sealed anymore and there was still some dust inside them so off came the lenses for a thorough cleaning. I cleaned out all the old sealant and scrubbed the insides of the lenses and housing clean. Now of course the silver reflective paint looked a little dull, so I went off and got some chrome metallic paint to respray them. a little masking and a quick spray has them much better now.

    I left that to cure overnight and today went at reinstalling the lenses with new butyl sealant which Darran (82GTforME) had generously given me a bunch of a while back. The lenses are now reset and better sealed as well as being a lot cleaner inside. I used some more of the butyl to secure the gaskets onto the rear of the housings and now the tail lights are ready for installation when the car comes home.

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    there is one item though that I might need which is the rubber strip that fits onto the outer end of the light. I only have one. I'm not sure if this piece is a big deal or not, I can't seem to find any reference to it anywhere else and no apparent source for replacements. Any enlightenment on this or if someone has one to sell would be appreciated.

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    A little late but if you havenít picked up headlight housing yet, JBs sells Vision X housings. They are about $80 each so not super cheap but they are DOT/SAE stamped. They accept standard bulbs...Iím running LEDs in mine and the low beams cutoff pretty well.


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    I haven't bought any lights yet. I am holding off until once the car is home again to worry about that. I will look into the JBs lights though, thanks for the info. I'm familiar with Vision X products as I've had a set of their LED driving lights on my motorcycle for years now.

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