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Old 05-11-2010, 08:20 PM   #1
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hids and bhlm

i just finished placing an order for some 5000k hid fogs and headlights for my 2010 access cab. almost done with my bhlm. im waiting for te like 15th coat t dry. ill post pics when im done.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:38 PM   #2
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Nice! But why 15 coats? If you are using Krylon Fusion, it only takes a couple...
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:46 AM   #3
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Nice! But why 15 coats? If you are using Krylon Fusion, it only takes a couple...
i have no idea, i guess i just did really light coats. i basically misted the thing with paint until it was all covered. it looks great. all i gotta do is put them back together and throw them on the truck. my hids should be here in less than a week. i cant wait!
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Awesome. Have you preburned it yet?
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:25 PM   #5
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Awesome. Have you preburned it yet?
preburned? whats that?
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:31 PM   #6
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preburned? whats that?
Ruhh-Rohh...
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:31 PM   #7
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Ruhh-Rohh...
what am i missing here?
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:34 PM   #8
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what am i missing here?
I'm assuming you did this...?
  • preheat oven to 300F and TURN IT OFF
  • take out bulbs (I just took out the wire harness and left the whole thing hanging on the truck, bulbs and all)
  • remove all screws from light assembly
  • put headlight on a piece of cardboard so it doesn't melt to the rack (don't know if required, but too many people have f'd this up....)
  • put headlights in for 10 minutes for glue to soften
  • gently pull the assembly apart
  • take screws out of chrome surround to remove and paint
  • paint 2 to 3 coats and let dry over night (some have done less time and the fumes from the paint curing fogged the lense)
  • use wax paper or newspaper strips along the edge of the surround to avoid scratching paint while putting it back in the housing
  • put screws back in surround, place 2 halves of headlight back together and reverse the procedure to open them
  • put a bead of silicon around the edge of the 2 halves after it cools so moisture doesn't get in and fog the lense
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I'm assuming you did this...?
  • preheat oven to 300F and TURN IT OFF
  • take out bulbs (I just took out the wire harness and left the whole thing hanging on the truck, bulbs and all)
  • remove all screws from light assembly
  • put headlight on a piece of cardboard so it doesn't melt to the rack (don't know if required, but too many people have f'd this up....)
  • put headlights in for 10 minutes for glue to soften
  • gently pull the assembly apart
  • take screws out of chrome surround to remove and paint
  • paint 2 to 3 coats and let dry over night (some have done less time and the fumes from the paint curing fogged the lense)
  • use wax paper or newspaper strips along the edge of the surround to avoid scratching paint while putting it back in the housing
  • put screws back in surround, place 2 halves of headlight back together and reverse the procedure to open them
  • put a bead of silicon around the edge of the 2 halves after it cools so moisture doesn't get in and fog the lense
yeah, i did that. they look great
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yeah, i did that. they look great
Then you're all set! I've got the BHLM on my SW and it really accents the paint.
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