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 Post Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:22 am 
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I'm wanting to take the yellow light off of my truck, I think its mounted by screws and some kind of sealant. My question is once I get it off, what would be a good product to fill the holes with it? I'm only taking it off it due to it not fitting in my garage..otherwise the drunken yellow work light would stay. Thanks for any help

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 Post subject: Re: Whats a good sealant
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Any clear silicone that will bond to metal.


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SUBARU? wrote:
Any clear silicone that will bond to metal.


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 Post subject: Re: Whats a good sealant
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Go to a place that sells body shop type supplies and get some panel bond, or whatever they recommend. Silicone will eventually fail...

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 Post subject: Re: Whats a good sealant
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kennedy wrote:
Go to a place that sells body shop type supplies and get some panel bond, or whatever they recommend. Silicone will eventually fail...


I disagree provided it's used correctly.


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 Post subject: Re: Whats a good sealant
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kennedy wrote:
Go to a place that sells body shop type supplies and get some panel bond, or whatever they recommend. Silicone will eventually fail...


I disagree provided it's used correctly.


How dose it need to be used correctly?

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Dude! You should leave that light on. :)

If not - we can cram some fiberglass in the holes, and then bondo, prime, and paint your roof.

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 Post subject: Re: Whats a good sealant
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95YJMan wrote:
08H3 wrote:
kennedy wrote:
Go to a place that sells body shop type supplies and get some panel bond, or whatever they recommend. Silicone will eventually fail...


I disagree provided it's used correctly.


How dose it need to be used correctly?


General rule of thumb is that it should be used for a sealant for cracks or gaps less than 1/8" or a hole not over 1/4". I guess I should have clarified that before I countered Kennedy's post. If you do have a hole larger than that, it will still do a good job sealing, but you would want to put some kind of backer in there. You wouldn't want to simply squash a 2" blob of it in a hole and hope it works.

That's all my experience, nothing more....I'm not a "siliconologist"!


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 Post subject: Re: Whats a good sealant
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If it's a small enough hole, you could plug it with a nut and bolt and a rubber washer, otherwise cut a piece of sheetmetal and screw it down around the edges with short sheetmetal screws with sealant under it. And if you go with silicone, I would recomend an acrylic silicone for exterior home use. Something with a long warranty. Definitely not an automotive type silicone. Another option would be a windshield sealant.

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