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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-31-2010, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Help with Headlight

so i want to seal up my gen 4 headlight because it always condensates.
i have to be somewhere in a bout 6 hours. is there anything i can use that will fully cure and ill be able to put my light back in my car so i can leave?
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some 2 part epoxys (sp?) are quick set/dry.....go to ur local auto parts store and ask em, a friend of mine used a 2 part epoxy to fix a boat motor cover and it set in like 45 min.



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yeah they have that at walmart.
how long would it take to fully settle tho?
i want it to be fully sealed so i can put my light back in
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use a heavy duty glue gun. cures right away does one of the best jobs of sealing a headlight

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Hot glue. and wat you can do is. put hot glue all around it and put it in the over at 200* for about 5 mins and it should heat the glue and give it a better seal. work but remove everything first or bulbs will break. Or use. Loctite instant mix expoxy quick set 5 mins.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-31-2010, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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not putting my headlights in the oven,
cant afford to break them

i think i have a heat gun but its not a heavy duty one

isaw some stuff at walmart i was going to buy a while ago it was epoxy with 2 sides to make it come out. maby that will work
but i want something that will dry quick. rtv silicone isnt that great because it takes forever to dry and it drys jelly.
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honestly no matter what you use, if you dont throw them in the oven you probably wont get a good enough seal

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oh well i think the reason my other lights didnt hold well with the silicone was because i only did the bottom

im not putting my lights in the oven
so could i get that epoxy and just use that?
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Unless you plan on never having to open the lights, just use sillicon sealant.

Also, I highly reccommend getting sillica gel packs and putting them in your headlight if you have a spot to do so. That'll suck some of the moisture up.


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Yea i got some of the epoxy stuff but couldnt open it correctly because the directions made no sense. I guess ill have to get different type of silicone. Problem is im always out so there is never a time i can leave my light out for 24 hrs to fully dry
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