Headlight Sealant Info **READ ME**

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  1. honda_dude

    honda_dude Well-Known Member

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    yea i kno there is alot of threads out there that explains this but everyones says different things. Butyl Rubber, Silicone II, etc.....

    Lets get it straight..

    If you have condensation or fogging problems, what is the best to use??

    Also if you blackhoused ur headlight, what is the best to use to prevent this?

    It would also be good if you tell us what you used to reseal ur headlight and how it is working now.
     
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    Re: Headlight Sealant

    Ok best as I can explain.


    Condensation/Fogging - Best remedy is too dry out the housing with a hair dryer then add extra sealant of your choice on the housing. Next thing to consider is before you put them back together glue in some silica packs (things you see that comes in shoes and what not to absorb moisture) to bottom inside the housing.

    Butyl Rubber - Is a special sealant/adhesive that comes in a roll and always stays pliable never hardens. Nissan uses it to seal body panels, lights etc.. Honda uses something similar called HondaBond. It does come in tubes though, for the home application around windows and such.

    Silicone II - Is basically silicone with some extra properties. Mold/Mildew resistant, doesn't shrink, water proof, UV resistant and all that..
     
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    Re: Headlight Sealant

    whoa.....good one darryl
     
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    Re: Headlight Sealant

    thanks darryl..i guess ur the headlight guy..lol..this should be made as a sticky..:thumbsup: cause many ppl ask about this
     
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    DarkSideAccord nadeshiko fobz ftw..

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    moved and stickied :beer:
     
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    hey darryl or anyone who can answer this,

    What is the best sealant to used after blackhousing a headlight to make sure the leaks go away if there is any or to prevent leak, fog...etc....
     
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    I used some sealant, can't remember which one, but after a year it started to peel, so I just place some transparent tape...no more problems
     
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    Scotch Tape FTW???????

    lol

    J/K
     
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    i never used silicone... :hide: haha and my headlights have been fine... just do a good job and reuse the OEM glue hahaha.. ive done 2 blackhousings on my stock headlights so far... i think i could use some silicone though. theres a lil fogging after some carwashes.
     
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    anyone know if honda bond is available at local dealerships or does have to be ordered?
     

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