i pulled off the tail lights today (stock 87 style) and WOW, the gaskets are fubar'd. what would a new gasket set for the tail lights cost from toyota? anyone tried making their own? thanks guys
For a mere $12US per gasket, it's probably worth saving the creative juices [aka time] for other, more worthy projects. Just my NSHO.7M-Boost said:fair enough, but creativity is a key component in the automotive world. got a price for the replacements?
Your disclaimer should not be taken lightly. That shi+ is what many would consider to be permanent. If the lights leak after using that stuff, good luck getting the lights off to resolve it.KnightRydeR said:Butyl is like silicone, but its based on rubber that's very soft and pliable but also very tacky......If you plan on taking apart your tails often, then go with the gasket, if not, butyl.
Larry_A said:Your disclaimer should not be taken lightly. That shi+ is what many would consider to be permanent. If the lights leak after using that stuff, good luck getting the lights off to resolve it.
KnightRydeR said:Butyl is not fully permanent, it does come off, you just have to pull them and cut the strands as they come off. I mean for peace of mind, i'd recommend the gaskets, they've lasted for 14 years for me.. Worth spending the money and getting it over with. But the butyl stuff is what newer cars are going with. My maxima has butyl, Nissan doesn't believe in gaskets.
Remember, the more rubber on the car, the more chances of something leaking.
where exactly is this place you got the material from? toyota wants $27.50 PER GASKET. i don't think i'll be paying that. and i can't seem to find a place with material around my area. anyone have a contact?7MA70 said:I just made my own gaskets from 'gasket foam' bought from a foam and vinyl manufacurer. Just use the old ones as stencils and trim as needed. Took me a whole 25 minutes to cut new gaskets and install - really not as hard as everyone seems to make out. That was 3 months ago and there's no leaks yet.