I am looking for suggestions for tail light gaskets on my '68. Both the gasket between the tail light bezel and the tail panel.......and also the gasket between the tail light bezel and the galvanized backing cover.
I have some new Soffseal gaskets for the galvanized backing covers that I have had sitting in the package for a few years. When I test fit them, it seems they are not thick enough. When I lay them in place in the galvanized backing cover and then lay the cover on the bezel with the lenses in place, you have metal to metal contact before the gasket touches anything. You would think you would feel the gasket compressing before metal touched metal but you don't.......Or do you have to put sealer on the gasket. Looks like they did at the factory.....See the pictures of my original.....It looks like brown glue to hold the gasket to the cover and then a black sealer on the other side of the gasket where it contacts the bezel and the lenses......
I also have molded rubber gaskets for the bezel to the tail panel that I got from CHQ over a year ago. I don't know who manufactured them but they look absolutely awful. Ragged edges everywhere and the outside surface very porous. I am used to getting pretty good stuff from CHQ but am very disappointed in these. If I had made them, I would be embarrassed to let them out the door. See the pictures.....I don't want to use them. I do want molded rubber though as opposed to foam.
So looking for suggestions on who makes quality ones of these gaskets and if sealer should be used between the bezel and the backing plate.