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PostSubject: Condensation in headlight   Condensation in headlight EmptyWed 12 Mar - 20:03

Seem to have a lot of condensation inside drivers side headlight?
The lights were de-tangoed when I bought it, could the seal be FOOKED?
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PostSubject: Re: Condensation in headlight   Condensation in headlight EmptyWed 12 Mar - 20:35

Sounds like they are not sealed correctly, Mario is the whizz at splitting them and resealing them again, he likes putting them on the oven to bake  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Condensation in headlight   Condensation in headlight EmptyWed 12 Mar - 20:37

What temp? How long?
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PostSubject: Re: Condensation in headlight   Condensation in headlight EmptyWed 12 Mar - 20:58

Daz they aren't sealed properly. You need to take out the screws in the back of the headlight housing and put in the oven for 10 mins at 100 degrees centigrade. That will soften the sealant up enough for you to pry the casing open - depending on what type of sealant was use to reseal the headlight.

Once you have it opened you need to dry out the inside with a hairdryer or something but a really good tip I got was to put a couple of those silica gel packs you find in shoe boxes these days inside the headlight housing when you reseal it as they absorb massive amounts of moisture - obviously making sure you put them behind the silver reflector where they can't be seen or are in direct contact with any heat.

You need to reseal using a rubber butyl type sealant which is flexible but don't put too much in the channels or the 2 halves won't push together properly and therefore won't seal properly.

Put headlight back in the oven for 5 mins at 100 degrees, remove from oven, put in the silica gel packs, apply the new sealant, squeeze 2 halves together and put screws back in.

That should be you sorted!

This is the type of stuff to use:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rubber-Based-Strong-Butyl-Sealant-Caravan-Car-Home-DIY-Glass-Panel-GRP-sealer-/221384238072
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PostSubject: Re: Condensation in headlight   Condensation in headlight EmptyWed 12 Mar - 21:08

Cheers Mario, sounds bit mad cooking your headlight, but I understand why, hopefully if we get a nice weekend weather wise, will give it ago, Gordon Ramsay (eat ya heart out) clown 
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PostSubject: Re: Condensation in headlight   Condensation in headlight EmptyWed 12 Mar - 21:09

DAZ.STI wrote:
Cheers Mario, sounds bit mad cooking your headlight, but I understand why, hopefully if we get a nice weekend weather wise, will give it ago, Gordon Ramsay (eat ya heart out) clown 

Nah mate - more like Heston Blummenthal  lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Condensation in headlight   Condensation in headlight EmptyWed 12 Mar - 21:11

That's who I meant but couldn't spell it scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: Condensation in headlight   Condensation in headlight EmptyWed 12 Mar - 21:13

DAZ.STI wrote:
That's who I meant but couldn't spell it scratch 

 lol! lol! lol! 
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