1967 Camaro ss. Leaking trunk

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Old 05-16-2019, 08:29 PM
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My 67 has water coming in through the rear taillights every time I wash the car. Iíve changed the gaskets twice and no luck at all. Still puddles of water come in. I was told to use silicone on the frame housing between the gasket and the body but I donít want to mess up the paint in case I ever have to change the gasket in the future. Can anyone give me any ideas ? Iím
 
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Have you checked to make sure the water isn't coming through the lens and not around them ??
 
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Iíll check that. Thx.
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:51 AM
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Climb inside trunk with a flash light. Close lid and have someone on outside with hose running water around edges, lights etc. and look for water leaking on inside.Worked for me.
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:57 AM
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Have you considered giving your car a sponge bath instead? The garden hose method is the worse way to wash a classic car, getting water in a bunch of places you don't want it to go.
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:09 AM
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Worked for finding my trunk leak after trying to figure out were water was coming from. Each to there own opinion.
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:18 AM
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I didnít realize that there are two gaskets involved with the tail lights. One for the housing and one for the lens. The lens gasket is gone so I think that is the problem. I ordered them so when they come Iíll give that a try. Iíll let u guys know if it works. Thanks guys for the feedback
 
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The sponge bath idea sounds great but how do I get the soap off without water? Ideas?
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 01:51 PM
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You don't need soap, plain old water gets dirt and grime off just fine. Soap is good for removing grease, oil, or wax though.
 
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Old 05-18-2019, 03:02 PM
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I was only kidding about the soap. Lolol. I know water gets off dirt. But. The water is the problem. Remember ? Trunk leak. Someone said deal with the leak and donít use water. Just sponge bathe her.
 

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