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3rd Gen BHLM + Retrofit Projector

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by MESO, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. Sep 29, 2016 at 10:53 AM
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    yeah that's true. i'm going to attempt myself hopefully i can pull it off.
     
  2. Sep 29, 2016 at 10:59 AM
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    It def isn't difficult. It just takes time. I was quite scared to break one knowing what it costs to replace them. Might be worth swapping out and paying 150-200 bucks
     
  3. Sep 29, 2016 at 11:38 AM
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    well I am eager to see the finished product. Let me know what you're thinking price wise because I may be down for a swap and some cash.
     
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  4. Sep 29, 2016 at 12:05 PM
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    Nothing worthy
    Pardon my tardiness, whats the "rubber" sealant to put back together?
    Im a visual guy. pIc?
     
  5. Sep 29, 2016 at 12:57 PM
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    aren't there other sealants that work?
     
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    Of course! This is just one of many
     
  8. Sep 29, 2016 at 2:23 PM
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    Just making sure haha. pretty sure home depot has something that'll work.
     
  9. Sep 29, 2016 at 7:35 PM
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    I'm sure they do..butyl rubber is butyl rubber. But the "retorubber" has never failed me, and is the perfect width to fit in the headlight channel. The pros use it, and it's cheap.
     
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  10. Sep 29, 2016 at 8:49 PM
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    Well that was a pain in the ass!

    But, came out super clean!!!

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  11. Sep 29, 2016 at 9:03 PM
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    I actually think that was the hardest part. That original sealant is satan's snot. Did you carve it out dry, or heat it up?
     
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    Well suck me sideways.

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    It was way easier to carve it out
     
  14. Sep 29, 2016 at 9:51 PM
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    I'm loving these things. That blacked out turn signal made a HUGE difference. Good call OP!
     
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  16. Sep 29, 2016 at 9:56 PM
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    Scale of 1-10, how hard was it to get those apart?
     
  17. Sep 29, 2016 at 10:04 PM
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    11. Many factors involved. Heat, pressure, cost to replace if you break one. There are so many people with an opinion on the best way and there really isn't a best way. You're going to bend some plastic. And getting them apart was the first of many struggles. Removing the sealant literally took hours and hours to do. I have two sets. One for me and one for sale and I'm DONE!
     
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    Yeahhh! Welcome to the BHLM club:thumbsup:
    Have you re-sealed them yet? I have tried various methods; wrapping ties around them, weights on top, etc.
    The best way I have found to apply constant and even(important!)pressure is a few dozen of these guys;
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-2-in-Spring-Clamp-80002/100027346
    while the housing is hot, clip these around the perimeter and put the screws back in.
     
  19. Sep 29, 2016 at 10:08 PM
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    On it! How many would you recommend? I have 5

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  20. Sep 29, 2016 at 10:15 PM
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    Not all spots will accept the clamps(weird angles/surfaces). IIRC, I got about ~8-10 on per light. At $.99, VS having to re-do it all over... I didn't want to take any chances. So far, so good.
     
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