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Old 05-14-2013, 02:31 AM   #461
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:38 AM   #462
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:40 PM   #463
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also, to help u handle the hot lights (u wanna pull em outta oven and get them pryed open fast) and to keep the napalm.....I mean "Glue" off of ur flesh and look a lil more manly than using oven mits to remove the lights from the oven, pickup a $8 set of welding gloves from the hardware store.


What are those things for?!?! I used Nitrile gloves
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:15 PM   #464
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What are those things for?!?! I used Nitrile gloves
To take the hot housings out of the oven.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:23 PM   #465
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To take the hot housings out of the oven.
Nitrile gloves worked for me... you guys must just have delicate hands
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:22 PM   #466
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Did mine yesterday! Surprised at how it turned out and it was super easy! Waiting to dry I even had lunch with my wife!
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:10 PM   #467
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so i tried this today and couldnt pry the light open...i tried baking it twice and still no luck...i tried to pry it open where it is circled in the picture and it just bent the plastic and probably messed it up...i preheated to 300 and turned it off like the directions say and let it sit in the oven for ten minutes and then i tried it a second time. i am thinking about trying again tomorrow what should i do differently? should i go with a lower temp for a longer time to melt the sealant better or....? any advice is helpful thanks in advance
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:24 PM   #468
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Did you remove the 3 screws from the back?
With those out, I was able to separate mine with no tools.
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so i tried this today and couldnt pry the light open...i tried baking it twice and still no luck...i tried to pry it open where it is circled in the picture and it just bent the plastic and probably messed it up...i preheated to 300 and turned it off like the directions say and let it sit in the oven for ten minutes and then i tried it a second time. i am thinking about trying again tomorrow what should i do differently? should i go with a lower temp for a longer time to melt the sealant better or....? any advice is helpful thanks in advance
Take the screws out as well? If yes, then I'm not sure what to tell you. Did this a while back with no problem.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:31 PM   #470
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yeap took out all the screws
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #471
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Completed one headlight tonight, doing the other tomorrow night. What methods can I use to remove excess 'glue'? I got some on the trim when I was putting the halves back together. It's coming apart again in a few weeks for my retrofit and would like to make it perfect then.
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BLHM service

does anybody offer this service in socal????
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:25 AM   #473
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does anybody offer this service in socal????

RAD will do BHLM also in socal ONLY

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Completed one headlight tonight, doing the other tomorrow night. What methods can I use to remove excess 'glue'? I got some on the trim when I was putting the halves back together. It's coming apart again in a few weeks for my retrofit and would like to make it perfect then.
try a "powerball mini" attached to ur drill with generous amounts of mequires "plastx" polish
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try a "powerball mini" attached to ur drill with generous amounts of mequires "plastx" polish
On the part I just painted black?
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On the part I just painted black?
no way............srry, thought u got it on the outside of the lens, my fault.
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no way............srry, thought u got it on the outside of the lens, my fault.
Yeah, I use Plasticx on my lenses every couple of months to keep them looking good.
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Just finished mine. Also tinted the reflector. I had originally tried tinting the headlight but it came out like garbage. Luckily a rag and some carb cleaner cleaned all the rattle can tint off fairly easy.

There's so much glue in there I figured I'd try leaving it all in the groove instead of cleaning it out. When I was done I placed the halves back together and back in the oven. Put all the screws in while it was still hot, pretty sure it's all sealed as good as factory. It's seated all the way, screws are bottomed out tight, and the glue is oozing out the seem. I'll post how well it works.
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Is there any decrease in the lights effectiveness with this mod?
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Is there any decrease in the lights effectiveness with this mod?
No, if you don't modify the reflector at all (the bowl behind and around your bulb).

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Just finished mine. Also tinted the reflector. I had originally tried tinting the headlight but it came out like garbage. Luckily a rag and some carb cleaner cleaned all the rattle can tint off fairly easy.

There's so much glue in there I figured I'd try leaving it all in the groove instead of cleaning it out. When I was done I placed the halves back together and back in the oven. Put all the screws in while it was still hot, pretty sure it's all sealed as good as factory. It's seated all the way, screws are bottomed out tight, and the glue is oozing out the seem. I'll post how well it works.
You are taking a risk of moisture getting in, all it takes is a little void in the factory glue to let in vapor, then you have a problem. I would have gone the extra mile while the headlights were out and put clear silicone caulk around the seam, just for insurance.
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