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Tail light question (cosmetic) by Asphalt Risin
Started on: 06-20-2014 12:45 AM
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Report this Post06-20-2014 12:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Asphalt RisinSend a Private Message to Asphalt RisinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Wondering if anyone knows what causes this. The black is disappearing at the top (meaty portion) of my tail light lense. It's only the driver's side. I disassembled it, and because it is right at the top, there seems to be bugger all I can do, short of replacing it. I did't see any indication of bad wires, heat, etc. ...just an age thing perhaps?

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Report this Post06-20-2014 12:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for seajaiSend a Private Message to seajaiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It's a delamination of the black mask from the plastic lens and is quite common. Check out these threads on the subject: http://www.fierosearch.com/...tion&Action=DoSearch
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Report this Post06-20-2014 01:12 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Asphalt RisinSend a Private Message to Asphalt RisinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by seajai:

It's a delamination of the black mask from the plastic lens and is quite common. Check out these threads on the subject:



Those are good links. I didn't think that would be considered "delamination" because of the location. I assumed the top of the housing was solid plastic. ...Based on what I'm reading there, the common cure is to simply: mask and paint.
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In fact , most fastback tail lights get delam at the top edges first. My theory is that the sun is at its hottest during midday (12:00) And during midday , where is the sun shining? Yep, straight down. That's why the top edge gets the most delam.
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Report this Post06-21-2014 02:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for KhwClick Here to Email KhwSend a Private Message to KhwEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Kitskaboodle:

In fact , most fastback tail lights get delam at the top edges first. My theory is that the sun is at its hottest during midday (12:00) And during midday , where is the sun shining? Yep, straight down. That's why the top edge gets the most delam.
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I wonder if painting them, in the case that you have a set without de-lamination, would help deter it from happening.
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Originally posted by Kitskaboodle:

In fact , most fastback tail lights get delam at the top edges first. My theory is that the sun is at its hottest during midday (12:00) And during midday , where is the sun shining? Yep, straight down. That's why the top edge gets the most delam.
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It probably doesnt help, thats for sure. ...in the case of my car.... its kept in a garage. Doesn't get driven as often as I'd like. I really wish I had California sun to point the finger at.
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