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thanks i think it will be alright but a new problem accured yesterday. I pulled the taillights have and they were literally flooded on the inside. im assuming it got around the seal this time and not the gap. what a pain!!
You gotta let it air out to dry. The Garage should be ok.
Oh also don't feel so bad lol, after all the heavy rain we had recently, I noticed that on one of my tail lights....it finally happened lol. I had a tiny bit of condensation in the same gap area as you....but it's going away nicely.
Ok. I took a look at the pix. yeah it looks like since there is a slight gap on the edge, the condensation happens. I have that same gap as well, but I haven't had that happen. It's probably just a fitment issue being that these things are aftermarket. Not sure if there can be a way to alter it to get a tighter fit. I would ask some of the other guys in the E39 forum about that.
They do look nice. I wouldn't say you're being "picky" about it, but i can see how it would annoy someone to see that every time it rains or you wash the car. You can try to seal up that gap as best you can without making it obvious, but there may still be some condensation still.
yeah lets see if i can describe this a little better.
In this picture the scraper object? i have in the gap is how bad it is of a gap.but when you can see the point is where the gap stop and the condensation gets in, but you can see where it stops and that it doesnt get in the housing itself http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/b...Picture021.jpg
I didn't notice a gap on mine at all. Might be a new manufacturer of the lights that is making them that way. I agree with you on the condensation thing. it drives me nuts to see that. I haven't seen it happen to mine though.
im on my second set of ebay taillights. the second set probably being the best one so far but i noticed that both sets have gaps between the lence and the assembly. water doesnt seem to get into the actual tail light itself but gets down into that gap and shows condensation around the edge of the tail light(im picky) and that kind of bothers me. but this being the second set having the same gap. is this normal for aftermarket lights? is there a gap in yours? im gonna try to post pictures tonight to help you get a better understanding.
I was looking back on a thread i made a long while ago you posted in ( http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...ght=taillights ) and wanted to ask you a question about the tail lights you got. i gotta get some pictures tomorrow to state the problem or it would be hard for you to answer my question message back if your ok with that!