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Old 03-06-2021, 06:29 PM   #1
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Tail light water damage and lens replacment

I went to replace a bad bulb in my tail light and noticed water has been leaking in there and started rotting the wood. Also, both lenses are starting to crack. This is on a 2016 Thor ACE 29.2.

First, does anyone know where I can buy a replacement lens? I cant seen to find it online.

Second, how should I deal with the rot? It doesn't seem too bad or structural so should I repair it with epoxy or rot fix? Or try and dig is all out? I currently have the lights out so it can start to dry out a bit. Also, should I paint it with Killz or Flex Seal rubber spray? Thanks for the help!!!
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Old 03-06-2021, 06:43 PM   #2
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Old 03-07-2021, 02:24 AM   #3
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Same issue, this is what I ended up doing:

https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f8...tml#post279747
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Old 03-07-2021, 12:09 PM   #4
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Thank you both. Ill check it out. Fortunately the wood around the screws is still solid and we have a few days of sun so hopefully things dry out decently.
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Old 03-08-2021, 12:59 PM   #5
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Thank you for the direction. I have a plan now!

One thing is not completely clear. Is it better to try and dig out the soft wood and fill the void or leave it in and reinforce it with epoxy or a wood rot stiffener?
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Old 03-08-2021, 02:24 PM   #6
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I think you'd be fine just using a wood stiffener and/or epoxy, but others may chime in. It's really hard to tell how far down the wood damage goes anyhow.
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Old 03-08-2021, 03:13 PM   #7
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Yeah, I am really scared to start digging! I definitely do not want to have to pull the wall open. Fortunately the wood where the screws go in is fine. I just want to prevent further damage.


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I think you'd be fine just using a wood stiffener and/or epoxy, but others may chime in. It's really hard to tell how far down the wood damage goes anyhow.
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Old 03-08-2021, 03:27 PM   #8
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I was able to use slightly longer screws 1 1/2" and it was fine. Be sure to use stainless.
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Old 03-08-2021, 03:29 PM   #9
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Will do!

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I was able to use slightly longer screws 1 1/2" and it was fine. Be sure to use stainless.
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Old 03-13-2021, 08:03 PM   #10
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This product worked well for me.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-8-fl-...0131/206680616
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