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Silicone sealant for BHLM?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jandrews, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    jandrews

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    Hey guys,

    Bezels are drying overnight for the BHLM, also clearcornered while I was in there. Looking to apply some silicone sealant when I reassemble and button everything up tomorrow...can you guys recommend some good brands I could find at Lowes/Vatozone/Advance? Just want to be sure it gets done right.
     
  2. Apr 9, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    TacoSupreem

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  3. Apr 9, 2010 at 8:21 PM
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  4. Apr 9, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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    No silicone. That stuff is a mess and a half. Use 3M Windo-Weld.

    It will look like this or similar. You can find it at most auto part stores.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Apr 9, 2010 at 11:36 PM
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    none!! if you put them together right, you will need no additional sealant. i've done over a handful this way and have never had a leak.
     
  6. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:20 AM
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    Got the Windo-Weld...like the idea of removing and replacing the original sealant adhesive...
     
  7. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:22 AM
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    I used RTV
     
  8. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    permatex black rtv silicone......and they probably make a clear type as well. good stuff.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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    Going with the windo-weld...seems more straightforward with less chance of error...that fucking OEM sealant is horrible to work with.

    Viet has a badass write-up here on the windo-weld, along with the rest of BHLM. Only con to the WW is the shit is pricey...$20 for the kit...but hell, I want it done right. Pics later today after I get reassembled.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/65226-how-black-head-light-mod.html
     
  10. Apr 10, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    Pics as promised. The Windo-Weld seemed to work great...washed it after letting them cure for a couple hours, and no problems. Thanks for the input fellas!

    [​IMG]

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  11. Apr 10, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    nice....looks great.
     
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    +1 does look great!
     
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    +1 if they are OEM.
     
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    i used "grey seam sealer" from autozone, it is used to seal seams in bodypanels where water could get in.. no problems yet.. even with a power washer
     
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