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BHLM Day!!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Pugga, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Sep 4, 2010 at 6:22 AM
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    Pugga

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    Take your time
     
  3. Sep 4, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    Headlight one apart and ready for paint. It's actually a lot easier than I thought it would be.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    take your time with the sealing, you don't want to have any moisture later..
     
  5. Sep 4, 2010 at 7:23 AM
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    yes take your time, and clean off any dirt that has collected on the top of the light before you seal.

    I got some dirt under the silicone and had a leak.


    also be sure to clean the inside of the lense if you touch it. it irritating if you get finger prints in there

    Justin
     
  6. Sep 4, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    Thanks for the last minute pointers, you guys have some good points and things to be mindful of! So far I've got both lights apart and am in the process of painting the first bezel. The resealing is the only part of this I'm worried about really. I think that'll be a project for tomorrow.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    Success, thanks to Viet's write-up! Very simple mod as long as you can spray paint. Pre-burning the paint worked great, I'd never heard of doing that before but it really helped. I'll probably get them on the truck tomorrow but so far everything came out pretty good.

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  8. Sep 5, 2010 at 6:03 AM
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    Looking forward to seeing them installed. Looks good so far.

    This mod really is easier than it appears...... I had the same apprehension that most people have before doing it the first time too.

    That fear I had was probably a good thing because it made me slow down, read the directions numberous times, and take my time.
     
  9. Sep 5, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    Finally on the truck! It's supposed to rain tonight so I'll find out how good of a job I did sealing up the headlights... I painted the emblem also and am waiting for color match paint to paint the grille surround and eyelids.

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  10. Sep 5, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    very nice, but i think some hid projectors should have landed in there while you had them apart :D
     
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    I actually tossed the idea around quite a bit and decided against it. All the stories I heard about being hassled by cops, high beamed by oncoming traffic or having the HIDs flat out quit turned me off. I know if they're installed correctly that stuff won't happen but I have absolutely 0 experience with HIDs.

    The white headlights are actually a second set I bought specifically for this so maybe I'll mess around with HIDs on the spare set I took out. That is if I can find someone in New England with some experience willing to help me out!
     
  12. Sep 5, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    all that crap happens to people who don't care about others and its the glare that gets unwanted attention from cops and gets you flashed by others. i meant a real setup with a full hid retro. even something simple like a mini h1 or mini d2s projector. no cutting required. if you can open and seal your lights, then you can do this.
     
  13. Sep 5, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    I'll have to look into them a little more seriously, it might have to be my next mod! I put light output on the back burner after I bought the PIAA's for the front, those things light up everything. I like the looks of the full retro, especially the ones with the thicker bezel (I don't know which type they are). Someone on here also set up his HID's to aim up or down with a switch in the cab. It's a pretty sick set-up.
     
  14. Sep 5, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    Pugga, he was talking about projectors, not just HIDs.
     
  15. Sep 5, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    I thought he was talking about just HIDs when he said 'no cutting required'. I didn't realize there was a projector kit out there that was completely plug and play. I'll have to look into it to see if it's worth it or if I should just do the complete retro. I really like this set but I know they're a lot of work to get done correctly and the parts are fairly expensive.
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    By the way, thanks for the write-up on the BHLM. It definitely made the process a whole lot smoother!
     
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    Looks cool man, I've seen the BHLM done in SWB and it looks clean as hell
     
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    Seeing a picture of that guy's headlights is actually what gave me the idea. I searched around a little more and found another member who did his white to match the truck and I was sold.
     
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    i was talking about hid projectors. the two that i listed above require zero cutting. just open up your headlight, slide the projector in, lock it in place from the rear and seal up again. aiming is cake, and you dont blind anyone once they are set up properly
     
  20. Sep 5, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    Nice! Great job man! :cool:

    Let us know how it holds up against that rain you got coming
     
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