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Glue holding headlights together?

Okay so all of a sudden my driver side headlight has a SH*TT load of moisture inside
so before i just buy new ones i like doing stuff myself so im gonna take them apart. I know to bake them at 350 for like 5-10minutes and what not but what kind of glue do i need to buy to reseal them once im done?

I also might decide to pull a vette and paint the housings
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Re: Glue holding headlights together?

ohh! Also, I just right about this. Would I need certain heat resistant paint instead of just regular base car paint? Cause the regular paint will probably melt right?
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Re: Glue holding headlights together?

Regular paint is fine. It's not going to melt, but high heat paint won't hurt.

It might not be the actual seal and glue, one of the rubber venting holes might be clogged or blocked, not letting moisture out. But who knows.

You can buy the sealant at the dealership, or just heat the stuff in there up and try to get tighter clips to hold the lens tighter. Another option is silicone, but you'll never be able to open them back up again.

And go for the body color housing!! I'd love to see how that turns out, I think it'll look sick. Hell, if it turns out good maybe I'll do it too. I never thought about it on these cars but with those aftermarket lights it might turn out pretty sweet.
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Re: Glue holding headlights together?

I recently had a moisure problem in a rear tail light. Pulled the unit and ran a fan toward the open holes after draining a little moisture to dry it out. After I was sure it was dry, I went to the local parts store and bought some black sealer for the foam gasket. I put it on both sides of the foam and put it back together. It's been 3 months and lots of rain and no moisture. If you tell the parts guy you want the stuff (Form-a-gasket I think) that doesn't harden, but stays tacky, you'll be able to get it back apart if need be. I'm in the glass business and there are various glazing compounds(caulk tubes) that will seal but not harden as well.
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Re: Glue holding headlights together?

That's true. We call it gorilla snot. Lol
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Re: Glue holding headlights together?

Yeahh I kinda wanna take them apart to paint the housings milano red, I love painting and doing unique things. Ill have to find a place to find sealer stuff
Thanks guys

Also, fusion, where are those venting holes you were taking about, I didn't even knew they had them lol
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