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Saving Your Plate Light From Water Damage

Discussion in 'How-To' started by bdmridgeback, Nov 4, 2007.

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  1. Chopper Dave

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    Yeah...thats what I'm going to do Gas....I figured I'd post that to help someone else out on the shipping...when I get my bike back...I'm thinking of drilling the 1/8" hole at the bottom of the channel also...:up:
     
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    Don't order the remover, it is the conformal coating REMOVER!!! It is not the coating spray itself.
    I also redid the link. The site must of changed. It is working now.
    Thanks,
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    I didn't want to add to the holes, so I came up with that design to hide it.
    Any hole will work, just depends on how claens you want the results to be.
     
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    Thanks Jake! :up:
     
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    Yeah I did the "channel/grove" thing but then realized you do a hole too.
     
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    I didn't add any holes to mine, just the channel. I have had it apart since then, and no signs of water standing any more!
     
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    Well I did the sealant to my plate LED, tail lights, and tach lights.
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    plate LEDs
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    Checked the hand controls and they are pretty well sealed...
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    I have yet to do my tag light and tail lights. On my list though.

    Good job guys. :2thumbs:
     
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    cool Gas! :up:
     
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    GREAT HOW TO'S I HAVE LEARNED ALOT AND PLAN ON DOING MY PLATE NEXT WEEK AND COATING THE TAILIGHTS.

    THANKS GUYS FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO TO HELP FELLOW BIG DOG OWNERS!!!!!!
     
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    hey buddy, where can i find the speedo breakdown thread and maybe a speedo diagnose thread. my odo and speedo don't work and i suspect it's the sensor...
     
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    Today while working on Dave's bike...
    http://www.bigdogbiker.com/forums/general/6753-chopper-dave-lift-day-major-pics.html#post105372

    I took a different approach to this plate drain as I said I would in previous posts here.

    The plate setup
    http://www.bigdogbiker.com/forums/how/955-saving-your-plate-light-water-damage.html

    Did the hole thru the back instead, figure the same thing is accomplished but instead of having a channel in the side where the led bezel and backing plate meet, just one more hole in the backing plate to join the rest of the others.
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    Then as an added measure... siliconed shut all the extra holes
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    I think its a good improvement to this process.
     
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