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Tail light housing rear cover seal

Pulled both the tail light housings on my "new" '85 to clean/inspect and ended up taking the back cover plates off. The sealant was dry and mostly rattling around inside the housing. Any suggestions on what to reseal with?

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Use a flat "putty" roll that looks like a film reel - you can get from any RV supplies store - they are perfect sealant (to reseal with) for inside of the housing.
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You can get a roll of that whitish caulk at Home Depot also
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What's wrong with a new factory seal?

Mine also looked 30 years old:

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Mine were really bad and the wiring harness was totally dried out and crumbs. I found new wiring harnesses from my Porsche dealer and cleaned and glass beaded the housings. I then resealed with silicone caulk. It will outlast me.
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Best thing I have seen is butyl tape/rope. Napa has it.

Does not get hard. Seals very well with no mess.

Butyl Tape - Auto Glass Tape - Tape, Gaffers, Camera, Paper

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