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    Guys, Romanz and I found a good replacement gasket. It's $5 for a roll and it's more than enough to do 2 sets of lights. It works great. It's a 3M brand and it's called Foam weatherstripping or something like that. We got it at Discount Auto Parts.

    It works just fine. No leaks. And hell it's WAY cheaper. I don't have the wrapper but I do have some remaining foam. Here's a pic.
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    NEIL B. - 1991 DA945. Owner since 1997.
    Sep 2015 ODOMETER: ~555K km / ~345K miles.
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    if only i had that schtuff a week ago. i couldnt find foam anywhere - craft stores, home depot, lowes, wal-mart...so i got some silicone sealant and "fixed" so to say, the old gasket. no water yet, but i wonder if that silicone crap is gonna come off when it come time to fix them the right way.

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    • #3
      i filled mine in with silicone about 4 months ago, no problems yet.

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      • #4
        How is that foam holding up? I saw that a while back, but wasn't sure if it would work good. I noticed that when I took my brothers tailights off, the gasket was like stuck to the part of the trunk behind it. Almost as if it had some kinda glue, wonder if I should put silicone back there.

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        • #5
          wait, wait...so not having a gasket (or a dead gasket) could cause the light to fog up?!

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          • #6
            yes.
            NEIL B. - 1991 DA945. Owner since 1997.
            Sep 2015 ODOMETER: ~555K km / ~345K miles.
            ANYONE CAN BUY A NEW CAR. IT TAKES A TRUE ENTHUSIAST TO BREATHE LIFE INTO AN OLDER ONE.

            SUPPORT G2IC BY VISITING THE G2IC STORE TO GET OFFICIAL G2IC CLOTHING AND DECALS

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            • #7
              Can we see more pics or did you already install them? Wanted to see how you put the weatherstripping around other parts of the tailight.

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              • #8
                Is the consistency of that foam stuff equal to that of a sponge.. because basically the stock one is there to absorb the water and re-route it to fall to the bottom of the gasket...

                mdt115

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                • #9
                  I don't see the point in posting more pix. That's everything there :p

                  The consistency is that of FOAM. Sponges have bigger "air holes" than this does. Or actually, it could be a sponge, but it would be the synthetic sponges.
                  NEIL B. - 1991 DA945. Owner since 1997.
                  Sep 2015 ODOMETER: ~555K km / ~345K miles.
                  ANYONE CAN BUY A NEW CAR. IT TAKES A TRUE ENTHUSIAST TO BREATHE LIFE INTO AN OLDER ONE.

                  SUPPORT G2IC BY VISITING THE G2IC STORE TO GET OFFICIAL G2IC CLOTHING AND DECALS

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                  • #10
                    Hey Neil, how are those holding up?

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                    • #11


                      The bad thing is that I have a couple of stripped studs on my passenger taillight, so due to the fact there aren't any nuts holding this part of the light down, I do get water in. But on my driver one, it's fine.
                      NEIL B. - 1991 DA945. Owner since 1997.
                      Sep 2015 ODOMETER: ~555K km / ~345K miles.
                      ANYONE CAN BUY A NEW CAR. IT TAKES A TRUE ENTHUSIAST TO BREATHE LIFE INTO AN OLDER ONE.

                      SUPPORT G2IC BY VISITING THE G2IC STORE TO GET OFFICIAL G2IC CLOTHING AND DECALS

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                      • #12
                        is there anywhere on the net where i can get this weatherstrip

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                        • #13
                          just got some at ACE hardware

                          it was 2.99 for a 10ft roll

                          called Poly Foam Weatherstrip

                          they did have one called Rubber Foam
                          but it was hella thin

                          thanks neil

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                          • #14
                            Just go to Wal-Mart where all the window shit is. They have 2 different thicknesses(1/4in & 1/2in). Don't know if the 1/2in would be better or worse.

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                            • #15
                              thanks Neil

                              my tails have been fogging every day

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