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Old 08-13-2014, 11:01 AM   #1
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Sealing a new Scare Light?

I'm going to be replacing the scare light on my 1967 Sovereign and wondered if I'll need any sealants to keep it water tight.

Any advice appreciated, thanks.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:33 AM   #2
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When we replaced the lens on our scarelight, it was accompanied with the sealing gasket. Unscrewed the original melted one, cleaned out the fixture and popped the new one back on. It is amazing how much this little light will illuminate!!
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:29 PM   #3
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I put a sealed LED replacement in mine. It also came with a rubber gasket.
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:26 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback. My new scare light comes with a gasket too. Was just wondering if it will do the job by itself, or whether there was a "trick" for the long-haul such as adding a touch of vulkem to something.
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No leaks on mine as far as I can tell. Have had a couple of good rains.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:22 PM   #6
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When we replaced the lens on our scarelight, it was accompanied with the sealing gasket. Unscrewed the original melted one, cleaned out the fixture and popped the new one back on. It is amazing how much this little light will illuminate!!
Melted? Our scare light works but the wife noted that it appeared that it was odd shaped, like it had melted. I thought it was normal but maybe not???
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Hmmm - maybe you are right. I agree they are just odd shaped. Thanks~
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They are a little odd shaped and the plastic lens will burn and melt using the stock 1141 bulbs. On both my Airstreams I replaced the OEM light with sealed LED glass lenses.
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They are a little odd shaped and the plastic lens will burn and melt using the stock 1141 bulbs. On both my Airstreams I replaced the OEM light with sealed LED glass lenses.
Ours is still working and doesn't seem to be burned. The wife commented that it seemed to have a somewhat melted look about it. We haven't had the trailer very long and use the light only when one of us heads to the facilities. I use my trusty Coleman Dual Fuel lantern to light up the campsite.

If it goes bad I'll swap it out for the LED light.
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I'm going to be replacing the scare light on my 1967 Sovereign and wondered if I'll need any sealants to keep it water tight.

Any advice appreciated, thanks.
If it were me, I would add a little sealant. The scare light on my 2005 has a thin bead around it that was done at the factory.
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