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Rear light misting any cure.

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Re: Rear light misting any cure.

Post by Squeel » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:25 pm

I've done it now by replacing the gasket in 2 parts as previous posts and drying out the lights with a hair dryer until completely dry. Since then I've had no misting problems (touchwood)
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Re: Rear light misting any cure.

Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:15 pm

Just ordered some adhesive neoprene - £10 for a metre square - Thanks Phil for the idea, will see how we go.
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Re: Rear light misting any cure.

Post by SeeJay » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:36 pm

I had condensation issues on my R3's rear lights,so did a 'belt 'n braces job..

Removed the units,cleaned off all traces of the old gaskets,dried the lights out for a few hours in front of a fan heater,then refitted with new gaskets from Mazda - £25 a side - plus a liberal bead of silicone sealant all round :roll:

No more misted up lenses \:D/
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Re: Rear light misting any cure.

Post by zippyonline » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:25 am

I thought I'd share these photos on this thread too.
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OEM vs custom design.
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This allows drainage through the middle rather than allow the crap to accumulate at the top of the gasket. The mazda "fix" was a TSB with a big thick chunk of neoprene at the top of the light cluster to intercept the boot drainage channel, this also accumulates crap and eventually fails - I think this is a far more elegant design, and the theory has been tested by many members on here previously.

This is all proper design - I used a computer and everything (although ironically no photos of the final design evolution other than finished product!) :lol:
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I'll see how these goes, if I'm happy with them, and there's any interest, I can organise a group buy - it works out at a reasonable cost if I get a batch of 10 plotted.
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Re: Rear light misting any cure.

Post by Shagrington » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:14 pm

SeeJay wrote:I had condensation issues on my R3's rear lights,so did a 'belt 'n braces job..
I believe Aston at Essex Rotary has had a delivery of his gaskets for the R3 lights recently if anybody else with an R3 is having this issue and wants a better gasket.
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