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Old 04-07-2018, 02:10 PM
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Default Turnsignal gaskets or not

Why do some cars have this large black gasket between turnsignal/brake light and body and others of similar age donít? Is it just some people remove the gaskets for a cleaner look?
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Old 04-07-2018, 06:08 PM
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I purchased my BDR (#1360) and the car was delivered without any black gaskets between the turn signal/brake light or any other turn signal in the front of the car. I do not understand why Backdraft would insert such a gasket unless they anticipated a heavy wet environment. I live in sunny Arizona. I would never need such gaskets as I never drive in wet weather which is rare out here. Phil
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Old 04-07-2018, 06:18 PM
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May be to protect the paint.

Turn signal light rubbing against the paint as you drive.

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Old 04-07-2018, 06:37 PM
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There should be a gasket on the front and rear signal lights to seal out dust/moisture and reduce vibration against the body.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:39 AM
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I have sold several gaskets sets for the Backdraft cars. They fill in the gap and seal out moisture and rubbing to the paint.
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Old 04-09-2018, 05:13 PM
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I have the gap on my ERA front running lights/turn signals. I just use big "O"
rings and they are perfect...and cheap! No more gap.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:42 PM
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Some of us inverted the gaskets around the headlight bezels to seal inside the body without being seen
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