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BHLM, now my Lenz is Foggy?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mizicko705, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Oct 16, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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    mizicko705

    mizicko705 [OP] Im that one guy!!! Who did that one thing...

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    Alright so i finaly got around to doing BHLM mod to my lights and i got them apart and painted no problem :). When i went to put them back together i wiped the linz down inside and out. My problem is now that there back in the truck the lenz looks foggy and i dont know why, any ideas of there suden foggyness?

    oh and p.s. it wasnt the heat from baking them i already ruled that out.;)
     
  2. Oct 17, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    You didn't seal them well enought and now water vapor can get in side and condence on the inside of the light.....
     
  3. Oct 17, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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  4. Oct 17, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    Need to reseal or you didn't let the lights completely dry before putting them back together.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    mizicko705 [OP] Im that one guy!!! Who did that one thing...

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    Its not water vapor it almost like the lenz is oxidized
     
  6. Oct 17, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    did you cure the paint?
     
  7. Oct 17, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    I second that. Or did you happen to use any super glue when reassembling for some strange reason? That can cause fogging issues too.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    No no strange glue and the lights had time to dry I dont know what happend and its driving me crazy.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    Did you try baking it again and seeing if the fog went away? That could help you figure out if it is now in the plastic or just some moisture.

    Or maybe it just looks foggy with the marine layer out your way...:D
     
  10. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    How MUCH time for the paint to dry? It takes a good 10+ hours for most spraypaints to fully cure. I let my bezels cure for about 16 hours before re-assembling.
     
  11. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    YES!!
    x3, I threw mine back in the oven after the paint dried. I followed someones DIY a while back and mine has not fogged at all.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    mizicko705 [OP] Im that one guy!!! Who did that one thing...

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    That might make sense, maybe the black back makes the lense faults pop out more. i think that the headlight restoration kit might help out though, im hoping its just the outside, that can easly be fixed.
     
  13. Oct 17, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    mizicko705 [OP] Im that one guy!!! Who did that one thing...

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    Thanks ill give it a try. Ill post pics later.....
     
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