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Old 08-16-2014, 04:41 PM   #1
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Sealing around Exterior Lights

Hello all,

Needing info for the best Sealant to use on the Exterior Lights. Many Thanks!
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Old 08-16-2014, 05:54 PM   #2
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this may be interesting!
I am thinking of making Rubber Gaskets the same footprints of the light fixture. I am then thinking of using sealant at the screws so that it can be removed in the future.
I am considering using Silkaflex because of the elasticity making it easier to remove.
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Old 08-16-2014, 08:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info steve,much appreciated.
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Sikiflex 221. Gray color with some elasticity. Google it for details.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:50 AM   #5
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Thanks AC,

I have some Vulkem and Parbond, would this be sufficient since I already have some on hand? many Thanks,
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:51 PM   #6
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I have always taped off and used a thin application of par bond. Have not had to re-apply after 4years yet, and it still looks pretty much like it did right after application.


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You can tape it off & use Vulkem too. I've used that for many years. So, the choice between the two is up to you :-)
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Thanks Rich and Becky, that is what I needed to knowÖI have some of both on hand.
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When you tape off your clearance lights to reseal what is the gap you try to tape off.

Do you remove the clearance light housing. I don't know what it looks like with the lens off but I'm guess there is hole for the wires and the holes for the mounting screws. Should those be sealed then the housing reinstalled and then a thin bead around the base. Would Acryl-R be a good candidate for the base with Termpro 635 or Parbond for the wire and mounting holes?

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Would Acryl-R be a good candidate for the base with Termpro 635 or Parbond for the wire and mounting hole?
I'd probably go with parbond for the base and trempro 635 for the wires and hole. Acrylic r is better for the seams, and I've never been happy with the 635 performance in sunlight, seems to chalk up and dry out quickly.
When I tape off I usually end up around 1/32" ish, don't measure it, just try to keep it pretty close.
Most light bases have small holes on the base to allow drainage, make sure it's on bottom and don't cover it with sealant.
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