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Old April 23rd, 2016, 07:36 PM
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what to use to cushion headlight surround

Just got powder coated SS headlight surround and don't want to just screw the into the front aluminum housing where it might scrape or am I being too OCD.

My paint is in excellent shape. Is there a foam tape or very thin rubber washer that you would use in this situation?
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Old April 23rd, 2016, 07:39 PM
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Teflon / PTFE washers ...
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Soapy water / KY jelly, etc. is is basically a must. Yes, good idea to remove trim panels - only takes 5 more minutes to do so.
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They have all sorts of rubber/plastic washers at Home Depot in the hardware section, I would check there.
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mylar washers is what i actual meant ... but yeah home depot would probably have something suitable. I recall working on JimC's 110 many years ago and he had us punching washers out of butyl pond liner ... i still have a couple of strips in my cubby.
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Foam will trap moisture and grit. I would go with what Jason and Pablo said.
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Thanks. I'll go to HD tomorrow.
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