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Keeping LEDs in headlight buckets

Post by LAV25 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:46 am

Sorry if this has been addressed before, but I couldn't find a thread for it.

What's the best way to secure an LED into an older (Clod, Bullhead) headlight bucket? The newer Tamiya models like the TT-01 have a screw-fixed bracket that keeps the LED from slipping backwards out of the bucket, but the older models just have a hole to slide the bulb into. They're about 5mm or 3mm, but not tight enough to hold fast under the pounding of offroading. I was thinking hot glue might work, Shoe Goo or CA would seem to be too permanent.

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Re: Keeping LEDs in headlight buckets

Post by 132NHAF » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:43 pm

I'd say hot glue, or Shoo Goo. Don't think the CA glue will hold up over time.
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Re: Keeping LEDs in headlight buckets

Post by mavrick0 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:52 am

Shoe goo would be your best bet. Hot glue doesn't adhere very well and with the banging around it'll come loose.
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