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Tail Light Gasket Material

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Chilly, May 15, 2019 at 7:20 AM.

  1. May 15, 2019 at 7:20 AM
    Chilly

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    I vaguely recall the front running lights, tail lights, and reverse lights had a thin foam rubber type gasket between lights and body panel. Does anyone have a recommendation on what material to use? This was on an intermediate
     
  2. May 15, 2019 at 8:23 AM
    sterlclan

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    I used gasket paper as I had a huge roll. the plastic lid from the can o coffee?
     
  3. May 15, 2019 at 10:11 AM
    Chilly

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    I think it was thin closed cell foam sort of like the foam you'd put under a truck cap except thin and of course a sheet.
     
  4. May 15, 2019 at 10:45 AM
    timgr

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    The book says Jeep PN 991442, original PN (says to use 998472, Thriftside taillight app).

    It's a foam of some kind. That kind of stuff can be bought aftermarket if you are willing to pay a premium price to get exactly what you want: McMaster-Carr

    For me, I have a big box of salvaged packing material that I would look through for something suitable.
     
  5. May 15, 2019 at 2:43 PM
    Chilly

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    Reminds me of the stuff in kid's crafts for making Christmas decorations. Often with adhesive backing. I'll have to check out Hobby Lobby.
     
  6. May 15, 2019 at 2:52 PM
    FinoCJ

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    I used Felpro gasket material when needing gaskets for my various light housings etc - comes in various thickness and materials (rubber vs cork vs foam etc) so make sure to get what you want:
    Fel-Pro Gasket Material
     
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  7. May 15, 2019 at 3:08 PM
    Buildflycrash

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    I used this for the headlight buckets, fenders and grill. Worked well, easy to apply thick or pull it out to a thin strip.

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  8. May 15, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    Hobby Lobby will have closed cell foam in sheets and various thickness, colors, etc. I have bought it there, works good.
     
  9. May 16, 2019 at 4:02 PM
    Chilly

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    Found some in craft section of wal mart. Would prefer to give Hobby Lobby my money but it's an hr drive where I rarely go. Got two each 8.5x11 sheets of black and white.
     

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