[s-cars] Re: taillight lens removal
HaroldMcComas at comcast.net
Thu Dec 9 11:41:25 EST 2004
So I assume this stuff is butyl rubber or what? I bought the butyl rubber
stuff at an auto place, it came in a coil like a piece of rope. The guy
said it was normally used for sealing windshields. With the glazing tape
mentioned in an earlier post I thought originally it was something similiar
to home weatherstripping (foam with a sticky side). So what is originally
used, the black butyl rubber or foam stuff ?
Also how have people mounted their US plates to the Euro tail section? When
my father had the 5000s ( w/ Euro center section) we drilled two holes
through the plate and mounted it like the Germans used to do, I want to
avoid doing that.
85 GTI, for sale: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1610650
> From: "Michael Mulholland" <meyeke at netinc.ca>
> Subject: [s-cars] taillight lens removal
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> the lens is most likely held on with dum-dum an adhesive found at body and
> auto paint suppliers. the stuff is available in boxes or trays of varying
> thickness according to your need. it can not be removed with hard prying
> or any quick force. removal can be made easier with a hair dryer to first
> soften it up....then insert a flat tool beneath a corner or edge and apply
> a constant pressure. in this manner it will first stretch and then
> eventually let go bit by bit. keep applying heat while working and do not
> use rapid brute force or the lens will break first.
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> 54 austin a40 convertible
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