Tail Light Thread

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by elarm1, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. David Pepiton

    David Pepiton Active Member

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    yeah 17x10.5x275 nitto 555r's

    really want to get 315s since the 275s look stretched.
     
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    Onefine88 Previously 89SSC18

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    CHEEZ GRATORZZ! Yep as most did, 15 years a go also I "followed the fad" of installing LX lenses on my GT. But a couple of years ago I blew the dust off, shot a fresh coat of base/clear ,and reinstalled these beauties. I just luv-em!
    Best pic I currently have of my back side.
    IMG_20130915_130359_547.jpg
     
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  3. elarm1

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    Those Cheez gratorzz or sorry GT's sure do look good!
     
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  5. Grabbin' Asphalt

    Grabbin' Asphalt Mustang Master

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    Yo, ....Nice!!! Whats your secret to cleaning those up??!!
     
  6. stykthyn

    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    315s are the smallest i would go on that rim.
     
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    I have to confess, they were it excellent shape when I bought the car. I just keep them clean and maintain them at this point.
    I like to use Meguiar’s PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish. I'd like to swap them out for some cobra style eventually.
    Thanks
     
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    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    keep yours. they look sweet.
     
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    Thanks, I appreciate it.
    I have such big plans/dreams for this car. I also have a wife and 3 teenage kids that usually get every extra dollar I have.
    Don't get me wrong, I love them, but d@#n it will be nice when ol' dad can spend some money on himself for a change.
    This whole being a responsible adult thing is getting old...:)
     
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    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    I feel you man. Between myself and the wife I have four kids ages 14-6. I am just now getting to the point where I can start throwing nickels ad dimes at it.
     
  11. Grabbin' Asphalt

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    I believe I'm gonna' try the wet sand paper grit stated above and finish with your suggestion. I've never really done any good cleaning on them so they should take to it. Any tips with that stuff?? I'm just not removing them for now.
     
  12. cdurbin

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    I'm sure there's 10 different ways you can do it but I just hand buff it on and off. Nothing real special about it for me at least.
    It will probably depend on how bad the lenses are.
     
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    yeah as soon as the 275s are done I'm going to 315s
     
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    Before with the tinted tails
    IMG_3567.jpg

    After
    IMG_0185_zpsefcd1cc0.jpg
     
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    ^^ I like them both. I also like how the third brake light is "hidden"!
     
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    Now I feel kinda dumb...I've owned this car for 2 years and didn't even relize the third brake light was tinted/hidden. I guess it works lol.
     
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    What did you use to seal the lenses back up?
    I noticed some moisture inside mine after I washed it. I was going to go ahead and pull them apart, clean and paint the inside and reseal.
    I saw a kit with Butyl tape from LMR but I'b rather get something local if possible.
    Thanks
     
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    napa had the same butyl tape local for me.
     
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    Did you spray ALL the silver housing, upper two and far edge only or did you spray it also on the lower red strip too??
     
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    Just the parts that were silver
     

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