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So my little offroad adventure I splashed a shit ton of water up on the left front of my truck, and I guess some water got in because now I have some condensation. Once it gets warm and sits in the sun will it go away on its own?

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The thing about components that are designed to keep water out is that they're also good at keeping water in. I had this happen with a set of aftermarket tail lights one time and I had to remove them, take out the bulbs, blow out as much of the water as I could with compressed air and then let them sit in the sun for a day. After that, I resealed the seams with clear silicone, reinstalled them and never had another issue.
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The thing about components that are designed to keep water out is that they're also good at keeping water in. I had this happen with a set of aftermarket tail lights one time and I had to remove them, take out the bulbs, blow out as much of the water as I could with compressed air and then let them sit in the sun for a day. After that, I resealed the seams with clear silicone, reinstalled them and never had another issue.
awesome. Well it doesn't really bother me that much, so I'll wait and see what happens when it warms up. and if it doesn't go away then I'll do that. Thanks for the response
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One of the sets I bought for mine used to get moisture in, it never left, I put them away and went with the recons, when I pulled out the bad light the other day I noticed that it was now stained inside, the light will now have to be baked in order to save it
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One of the sets I bought for mine used to get moisture in, it never left, I put them away and went with the recons, when I pulled out the bad light the other day I noticed that it was now stained inside, the light will now have to be baked in order to save it
AHH you're killin me smalls. I was really hoping it'd just go away haha, wishful thinking. I guess we'll see. Maybe an excuse to get projectors n HIDS
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I wouldn't wait to see what happens. Bake in the oven for 15mins at 200deg. If its still there, open it up, wipe dry, close it up, bake for another 15mins, and tighten it all up. You can do as RamTech says and add another bead of silicone to the seam for good measure against it happening again.
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sooo the other day i went out and noticed no more moisture....yayyy. just gotta be careful with it now because obviously it enter easily and escaped easily. I'll keep an eye on it.
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sooo the other day i went out and noticed no more moisture....yayyy. just gotta be careful with it now because obviously it enter easily and escaped easily. I'll keep an eye on it.
It's going to happen again. Might as well fix it now.
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It's going to happen again. Might as well fix it now.
you're right, your're right. A project for another nice day.
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you're right, your're right. A project for another nice day.
Look on the bright side (no pun intended), this is a good chance to mod the lights if you ever wanted to do so.
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