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Old 06-11-2016, 08:53 PM   #1
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Sealant Around Tailights

Want to re-seal the taillights on my 3010, do not want to use silicone. Any recommendations?
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Old 06-11-2016, 11:10 PM   #2
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Want to re-seal the taillights on my 3010, do not want to use silicone. Any recommendations?

I just used Lexel for redoing a lot of spots around my 3010. Works really well, but Lowe's only had it in clear. I don't know if it comes in white.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:47 AM   #3
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Ok, I'll bite.... why not silicone? Thats my "go to" for this type of leak when the seal isn't sealing, but I am open to a better product if it's out there.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:01 AM   #4
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I used silicon.
Just used the solvent based stuff.
Difficult to work with but lasts long- cleans up with mineral spirits.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:53 PM   #5
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I have been using Sikaflex 505 UV. I have been thrilled with it. I use it on every seam that shows any signs of fading. It has built in UV protection so it should last a long time. However, for added security on the inside of the tail lights - I used butyl tape around the perimeter and then sealed the outside edges with 505.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:35 PM   #6
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Very thorough Slim. Sounds like you have had some experience with hard to seal tail lights. Do you do the same on the front clearance lights?
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Old 06-14-2016, 11:13 PM   #7
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Very thorough Slim. Sounds like you have had some experience with hard to seal tail lights. Do you do the same on the front clearance lights?
I am trying to figure out a solution for the clearance lights - I ordered some sealed dragon eyes that I am going to give a shout this weekend - I can update once finished - so far I am liking the idea since they are sealed LED.
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hey,
i have a 2017 camper. the tail lights were poorly installed, and need sealing.
my dealer warned about doing repairs myself, for concern of voiding warranty.
the last time i had my BRAND NEW camper in for warranty work, i got charged full price for the repair, after the work was done.
i'm in a quandary here.
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Old 06-15-2016, 10:25 AM   #9
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hey,
i have a 2017 camper. the tail lights were poorly installed, and need sealing.
my dealer warned about doing repairs myself, for concern of voiding warranty.
the last time i had my BRAND NEW camper in for warranty work, i got charged full price for the repair, after the work was done.
i'm in a quandary here.
Sealing a poorly sealed contact point yourself should not void ANY warranty. Tell them you actually helped them by being proactive in mitigating what could be more extensive moisture damage.
Unless somehow you damaged a component- then it would not be warranty...it would be negligence or an accident.
If some dealer told me that I would laugh in his face, and go elsewhere or fix it myself. Contact the manufacturer and explain the issues with the dealer if they give you static on a warranty repair.

My dealer ordered me a taillamp and shipped it to me to install myself under warranty just this year.
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I'm a firm believer in dielectric grease on most types of exposed electrical connections, grounds and bulbs
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