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Offline kamilb1998

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Argh! Snapped a corner off my rear light
« on: 06, November, 2012 - 18:11:02 »
It was already going and when I tugged at the rear of the tonneau cover to remove it, it caught on the corner snapping it off in several pieces.  >:( Quite noticeable, especially as the rest of the C5 is practically immaculate. On the lookout for a mint replacement rear light.


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Re: Argh! Snapped a corner off my rear light
« Reply #1 on: 06, November, 2012 - 18:47:27 »
Nightmare ! (but rather common sadly) Can you not glue it back on if you still have the bit ?
« Last Edit: 06, November, 2012 - 18:58:55 by radiomarty »

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Re: Argh! Snapped a corner off my rear light
« Reply #2 on: 06, November, 2012 - 19:20:17 »
Nightmare ! (but rather common sadly) Can you not glue it back on if you still have the bit ?

I put the bit that came off in the boot but couldn't find it when I got home. I don't think it's worth repairing the light anyway as the inside plastic has also cracked around the lip that keeps the bottom part of the light attached to the C5, and the corner was slightly chipped since I got it anyway.

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Re: Argh! Snapped a corner off my rear light
« Reply #3 on: 06, November, 2012 - 19:30:51 »
OK - Hope you are able to pick one up soon bud  :)

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Re: Argh! Snapped a corner off my rear light
« Reply #4 on: 06, November, 2012 - 21:01:31 »
I hope so - it looks horrible now  :'(

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Re: Argh! Snapped a corner off my rear light
« Reply #5 on: 07, November, 2012 - 14:52:57 »
Hi there just as a quick fix use a litte nail polish .....

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Re: Argh! Snapped a corner off my rear light
« Reply #6 on: 07, November, 2012 - 16:44:08 »
Nail polish??  How does that work?

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Re: Argh! Snapped a corner off my rear light
« Reply #7 on: 07, November, 2012 - 17:47:43 »
Hi there just as a quick fix use a litte nail polish .....

Chas have you been painting your nails again ?   ;) ;)


I think Chas means if you paint the bodyshell with red nail varnish where the missing corner is - it will be a quick easy fix for now and not look half as bad from a distance  :)
« Last Edit: 07, November, 2012 - 18:03:28 by radiomarty »

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Re: Argh! Snapped a corner off my rear light
« Reply #8 on: 08, November, 2012 - 08:50:15 »
Only at the weekends................................................

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Argh! Snapped a corner off my rear light
« Reply #9 on: 08, November, 2012 - 12:05:23 »
Hi kamilb1998,

if you do decide to use nail varnish try it out on a hidden surface first, as it contains a high percentage of  nitrocellulose, and this may attack the plastic.

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Re: Argh! Snapped a corner off my rear light
« Reply #10 on: 08, November, 2012 - 16:03:16 »
Hi kamilb1998,

if you do decide to use nail varnish try it out on a hidden surface first, as it contains a high percentage of  nitrocellulose, and this may attack the plastic.

I don't think I'll be using nail varnish, I imagine it looking quite tacky.

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Re: Argh! Snapped a corner off my rear light
« Reply #11 on: 09, November, 2012 - 11:12:54 »
A bit of clear sellotape over the missing corner painted red will keep the rain out until a new lens is obtained