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Hi guys...

Just a quick question...

With what do you hold the leds in place in the bodies?
Superglue? But that whitenes plastic... so maybe it whitenes the leds too?
Or do you glue them with the electrical pins on the back of them?

Info: I'm putting lights in an m3 GTR from ninco...
Its my first time that I do that..

Greetz

Gunther
 

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The easiest way to do this is to use hot-glue. This way you can work the LED in as it sets and if you have to, you can remove the installation later.

Overdrive uses hot-glue and I'm sure that they have tried most other methods too.
 

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My Lister has an Overdrive kit fitted and I used superglue with that-it makes no effect to the LED's if done correctly. They must be glued from the inside of the car if using superglue.
 

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QUOTE (tDI_Fahrer @ 29 Sep 2004, 21:11)With what do you hold the leds in place in the bodies?
Superglue? But that whitenes plastic... so maybe it whitenes the leds too?
Gunther,

The white residue you see when using superglue is coming from your fingerprints, it does not react with plastic. Work clean and you can use it safely (take a look at your green Capri, I used superglue both on the front and on the rear lights...)

You can also use hot glue, it is all about what you prefer actually...
 

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Low fume superglue or hot glue as suggested above is the best way.

Hot glue also allows you to insulate the wires from each other to some degree.
 

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QUOTE (Swissracer @ 30 Sep 2004, 08:13)Hot glue also allows you to insulate the wires from each other to some degree.
Now there is one advantage I hadn't considered



Makes perfect sense though... Thanks!
 

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slightly off topic, but having now looked at the Overdrive lighting kits (that we got at the birthday party) in the instructions it says to wire positive/negative, but i can't see any difference between the pins coming off the LED. Are there any markings? is it a case of trial and error? does it matter?

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Gareth (Virgin kit builder and lighting installer!)
 

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One pin should be longer than the other, or slightly fatter.

Unfortunatly, I forget which is which...

Maybe someone else does...

Mclaren
 

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The longer pin is pos on leds, I used clear silicone adhesive on this Porsche, stuff works great.

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I put the lights in with superglue and was very carefull! I have no white residue...
I think the light effect will be great...

I put leds behind the real "headlights" wich should give a light shine in yellow, through the lights... and I mounted two "fog-lights" in the front grilles of the car.
The foglights are activated and they work well.

Greetz

"not that virgin in installing lights anymore"

Gunther
 

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Just to add my experiences:

I stuck an overdrive permi-kit into my Sauber C9 for the Group C, so heres what I did.

Bu the way, I'd seriously trim the wires. I couldn't be bothered and payed the porice later with 464626236 spare miles of wire


Anyay, for securing the lights:

Cause my soldering is poo, I wrapped the connection in inulation tape so I wouldn't get any shorts. Then, I used the tiny weeniest bit of superglue to glue the tape to the body. Works quite well really, and vecause I only used a tiny bit, any mistakes can be rectified.

Evostick will work just as well if you blob it onto the body, leave it for 5 minutes, then press the tape into it. But I'm an impatient sod so I used superglue
 
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