Rover 25 Facelift Headlight Glass... Plastic

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Rover 25 Facelift Headlight Glass... Plastic

#1 Post by The Origina lNom » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:25 pm

Just happened across a facelift 25 with separation of the headlight glass from the body.
The inside of the plastic? is filthy what should i use to re-seal the headlight after cleaning ?
Thanks in advance.

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#2 Post by 1234dist » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:38 pm

a dustbin and just replace them, they are to cheap to faf around with
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Re: Rover 25 Facelift Headlight Glass... Plastic

#3 Post by JOHNDQ » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:00 am

Yes reseal with high temp black RTV sealant the MK2 lights are expensive to buy new about £150 from euros. Just make sure to remove all the original sealant first

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#4 Post by The Origina lNom » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:57 pm

Thank you. I knew the cost of replacing them would be exhorbitant.

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#5 Post by JOHNDQ » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:59 pm

That's trouble with the MK2 as only made for a year some parts hard to get and or expensive

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Re: Rover 25 Facelift Headlight Glass... Plastic

#6 Post by Johnny 216GSi » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:30 pm

I've used Sikaflex 291 black marine-grade sealant to good effect where I've needed to seal mechanical parts and metal-to-rubber interfaces whilst rust-proofing. Seems very sticky and tough once cured, and does the job. Marine grade, so salt-water resistant and designed to stop corrosion. Designed for boat hulls, so should keep headlights watertight for a long time (after you've cleaned them and got them bone try of course).

Bought mine in the 300ml caulking gun tube, so you'll need the caulking gun too - or another method of neatly applying the stuff as it can get messy.
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Re: Rover 25 Facelift Headlight Glass... Plastic

#7 Post by ROVER-25X » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:55 pm

I used windscreen sealer/adhesive to seal up my 200 bubble headlights.
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