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  • Tail Light Lens Gaskets for '53/'54 Sedans?

    What are you '53/'54 sedan guys doing for tail light lens gaskets? SI doesn't repro them. Not sure if an adequate gasket can be cut out of that thin foam gasket material by hand.

    I was thinking maybe a small diameter bead of RTV, and let it set fully before putting the lens on.

    Ideas?
    Paul
    Winston-Salem, NC
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    In the past I have used rope caulk on some cars.
    Frank van Doorn
    Omaha, Ne.
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    • #3
      Frank has a good idea using rope caulk (aka dum-dum). I was thinking also you could trace the lens onto a thin cork gasket material & then cut it out with an xacto knife.
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      • #4
        Maybe you can find something here, www.steelerubber.com. They have a good selection of universal rubber pieces and I heard that they can possibly make gaskets if you have an original or send them the lens. Not 100% sure on that though.

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        • #5
          I have not tried it yet, but wouldn't paintable caulk from a tube make a good gasket? There are no gaskets available from SI for the marker/signal lights for my '55 Prez and I thought of using paintable caulk instead of a gasket. Any thoughts?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by 2moredoors View Post
            I have not tried it yet, but wouldn't paintable caulk from a tube make a good gasket? There are no gaskets available from SI for the marker/signal lights for my '55 Prez and I thought of using paintable caulk instead of a gasket. Any thoughts?
            You might end up with too much adhesion making it almost impossible to change a bulb without breaking the lens when you try to remove it. I'd stick with Dum-Dum or gasket material.

            Bob

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            • #7
              How about trying a rubber or neoprene spline that holds screens in house windows and doors? Never tried it, but thought just popped into my brain. junior
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              • #8
                That's a good idea Junior, I'll check that material out at Lowes tomorrow.

                Keep the suggestions coming!!
                Paul
                Winston-Salem, NC
                Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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