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Old 06-08-2013, 07:11 PM   #481
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I'm gonna attempt this next week.

I'm sure it has been mentioned, but can I use plasti-dip to do this? or go with a permanent paint? Thanks
I would not recommend it but you could try it and see what happens, the safest route is Krylon Fusion (bonds to plastic without priming or sanding), you can find it at Walmart,
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I would not recommend it but you could try it and see what happens, the safest route is Krylon Fusion (bonds to plastic without priming or sanding), you can find it at Walmart,
Krylon it is. Don't feel like experimenting

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Old 06-08-2013, 07:33 PM   #483
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Krylon it is. Don't feel like experimenting

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no problem, it works great and is very easy to use, just take your time and let it dry properly!
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How many coats would you recommend? 4+?

Also, you recommend putting windshield sealant on seams? If yes, do I put it while warm or wait for it to cool?
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:45 PM   #485
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How many coats would you recommend? 4+?

Also, you recommend putting windshield sealant on seams? If yes, do I put it while warm or wait for it to cool?
Do multiple light coats until you feel that it is covered evenly. As for the sealant, I would do it while it is warm but i would recommend sealing with this http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=792 for a more proper seal but either way works.
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Thanks for the tips! Will be doing this next week. I'll post some pics when done.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:57 PM   #487
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Thanks for the tips! Will be doing this next week. I'll post some pics when done.
If you have any questions, feel free to pm me.
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:03 PM   #488
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has anyone tried using a razor to separate the lens from the housing
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:42 PM   #489
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has anyone tried using a razor to separate the lens from the housing
I am sure you could with a lot of time and effort but baking is the fastest and easiest way.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:54 AM   #490
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Done. Easy to do with all the info found here.

Funny thing, both my DRL aren't working anymore. Any thoughts to what might have caused that. Yes bulbs look fine. No broken filament
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My taco must be possessed. The DRL are working again.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:43 PM   #492
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Might sounds dumb, but check the connections behind the headlights (if you haven't already) about a week after I did mine, my headlight connector randomly just popped off. Or maybe you didn't put the bulb in all the way and it just has an intermittent connection.
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Hey guys I'm new to this but I just bought my first tacoma. I want to do this to my lights Maybe doing some retro fits too. Im just nervous I might mess it up. Anyone in eastern Idaho willing to help?
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Hey guys I'm new to this but I just bought my first tacoma. I want to do this to my lights Maybe doing some retro fits too. Im just nervous I might mess it up. Anyone in eastern Idaho willing to help?
You can do it!!! Follow the directions and you'll be fine.
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Just bought the OCI BUTYL RUBBER GLUE. Hopefully will be in by the end of the week and I can start next weekend.

FYI, if you buy the glue from headlightsquick.com, you can get free shipping. They are a distributor for TRS. TRS wants almost $9.00 to ship it.
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Can the lights be baked while the paint is "curing"? Like in automotive paint. I want to cure these quicker than 24hrs.
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Can the lights be baked while the paint is "curing"? Like in automotive paint. I want to cure these quicker than 24hrs.
Yes, gives a more even finish, but they still need a certain time to cure (24-48 hours) minimum.
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Nice. That was what I was looking for. Fam is going to flip on me because of the smell. I can see that already.
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It's not that bad of a smell. I finished painting everything today and letting the bezel cure. I had a candle going near the oven and never heard a complaint from anyone, other than the mess I made on the kitchen table, ha ha.
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Can I borrow your fam for a day then? Mine has way too much drama. Anything to get a rise out of the next guy. End of the world situ at every turn.
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