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Old 07-12-2016, 04:53 PM
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new owner; solution to tail-light "knife"?

I'm about a month in to my new GC Limited Anniversary trim. I've a question about the tail-light lens. Way our garage is there's only a couple of feet between the back of the jeep and the wall, so if I get something out of the back I'm likely to brush the back of the vehicle on the way by. With the hatch open the tail light lens sticks out the farthest of everything but the bumper and is the right height to catch my forearm. That lens edge is as sharp as a well-squared wood-scraper. First time it took about 1 square inch of skin off to the meat (three weeks later and it's still a divot). Gonna be one ugly scar added to the collection. Just happened again today but this time only about 1" of tan disappeared. I can't be the first guy with this issue ... what's the solutions besides putting a big wad of silicon on the edge of the lens?

This happens to my wife and she won't be amused.

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I look forward to posting pics of the GC in the mountains where it belongs (not on driveways and city streets). I used to own (decades ago) a Scout that went all over the Coeur d'Alenes, Cabinets and west side of the Sawtooths. I got time to go places again.

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Old 07-12-2016, 04:57 PM
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Re: new owner; solution to tail-light "knife"?

Welcome to Jeep Garage. I'll have to take a look at my tail lights when I'm near the jeep again. Have you tried rounding the edge with the aforementioned wood scraper?
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Re: new owner; solution to tail-light "knife"?

Nope, not yet. Thought I'd ask here first. Rounding the edge of course will make it "white" unless I polish it afterwards.
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Re: new owner; solution to tail-light "knife"?

You will get more responses by posting in the troubleshooting forum. It is monitored by far more members than the New Member forum. Not wanting to step on any toes but there are only about three members that regularly welcome noobs lol. (UKJeeper will be along shortly unless I miss my guess)
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