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Old 08-14-2017, 07:13 PM   #1
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How to cover light holes

Just curious how everyone else is covering up light holes if you decided to remove your top school bus ones. We were thinking about just popping them back in and not using them, but one of the covers broke.

We also have four pieces of metal from what used to be the ceiling that we may put up, but we didn't know what e should use to attach it. Maybe panel bond or jb weld? Screws and silicone?

These are what I'm talking about...

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Old 08-14-2017, 07:45 PM   #2
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I used 16 gauge sheet metal. I cut them to fit over the holes. I then put polyurethane caulk behind them and you self tapping screws. You could always rivet the metal in from behind and grind and patch with Bondo for a smooth finish. You can also do the same and weld them. I noticed it makes for easy access to my marker lights and I plan on replacing them so I wanted to be able to send me permanently attached them but still keep access for the future.

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Old 08-14-2017, 08:49 PM   #3
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That looks great. I had to zoom in on my phone just to see where the patches are.
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What I may do is procure some 7" diameter sheet metal plates and do much the same thing. Future access is probably a good idea.
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Old 08-14-2017, 11:38 PM   #5
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Instead of faffing about covering each light's hole, I cut a single piece of aluminum that covers everything, and bonded it on with 3M 5200. When I paint it body color it will look like it came from the factory that way - no seams or joints or rivets or screw heads, just smoooooth all the way across. This is just for the front; the rear warning lights are now extra high-mount brake lights, switched on with the foglights so in bad weather there's no question if I'm slowing down.

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I like your color, NjSurf. Minty-fresh.

I'd use these lights in the back to achieve maximum velocity.

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That looks great. I had to zoom in on my phone just to see where the patches are.
Honestly, those were the temp covers. If I can get to it today, the finished ones have no distortion at all. That was just some flashing to cover the hole while I was deciding what I was going to do.

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My opinion is that if you can't afford the changes or not up to it and are just going to be stuck with them painted over; then i would replace the painted over or color lens with the clear ones on the reverse lights. The new ones look so much cleaner on the reverse lights also. A different sparkle to them and not faded.
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