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BHLM success/failure

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by VooDoo, Jul 21, 2010.

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Have you done the BHLM?

  1. Yes, perfectly!

    24.0%
  2. Yes, and I screwed up

    9.2%
  3. I haven't got around to it yet

    66.9%
  1. Jul 21, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo [OP] More Cowbell!

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    How many of you have had success with the BHLM? If not say what part your screwed up on!!
     
  2. Jul 21, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    Viet2100

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    20 sets on different cars. All came out good except for the very first one, which were my own. You learn and improve.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2010 at 7:48 PM
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    lookylookitzadam

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    Done 3 sets no problems.
    1st set took about 2 hours total
    2nd and 3rd sets were about 1 hour work time.

    Its quite simple to do.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    Viet2100

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    Hard to believe they were done in an hour...

    oven is 10 mins each. paint needs at LEAST 15 mins to dry. Or 30 mins total if you paint them separately. And then another 10 mins each to reseal.

    That's a total of 55 mins of just waiting time.

    Not saying you can't. Just tell me how you are :cool:
     
  5. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    MxRacer190

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    All good except I need to reseal my passenger side. It's leaking.
     
  6. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    I've done..... 7-10 sets?

    Doing a 4Runner projector set this Saturday.
    :)
     
  7. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    I traded my stock lights for BHLM lights, they are pretty decent, on the top corners of the high low beam light area are i guess burn marks from being in the oven too long, almost looks like headlight oxidation where it makes the lens blurry, but its not bad, and there are a some tiny paint chips but unnoticeable
     
  8. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    i think he meant work time as in hands on time, not including waiting for it to heat up and dry
     
  9. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    VooDoo

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    I really want to do this but i'm too scared that i would screw something up! What do you guys say? I've done the satoshi with no problems but i just don't know about this...
     
  10. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:41 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    Ive never really worked on vehicles until I started getting into trucks (Had an accord and civic previously). Ive found that Im better at mechanical work than cosmetic. With that being said, when I did my BHLM I broke a piece of the housing which I had to gorilla glue back on, I also didnt seal them correctly, and I messed up the paint. LOL. After all was said and done, it came out great and you had to look hard to see where it had broken.

    If you did your satoshi I say go for the BHLM.
     
  11. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:41 PM
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    yea, work time. Painting was super fast because I just hung them with wire on my porch and sprayed away.

    The other time was spent drinking some dos equis and eating some tacos.
    :eek:
     
  12. Jul 21, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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    Do It!!! Whats the worst that can happen? $100 headlights?
     
  13. Jul 22, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    MORON. Take off my Avatar.
     
  14. Jul 22, 2010 at 4:06 PM
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    What is with you two? Blowing up threads with your wierd double avatars...

    Back on track, I have yet to try the BHLM..
     
  15. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    We can do it at my house :) I just did a set for a friend.

    IMG_0762.jpg
     
  16. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    Viet your work is awesome! When I do get around to mine I will be using your write up! In the meantime, you aren't planning on making a vacation by me are you?? New Orleans maybe? :D
     
  17. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    Haha nah man. Next vacation I make is prob to NY.
     
  18. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:18 PM
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    Hmm...
     
  19. Jul 24, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    I bought a spare set to try on and effed them up - left one in the oven for too long and melted the back housing. I really like the look of the BHLM but wouldn't try another set myself. Seems like a better idea to me letting someone on TW who's done a few take care of it.
     
  20. Jul 24, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    People! If you rush it, it will show. If you place them together too soon, you've got a good chance of getting some fog,haze.

    You have to allow the paint to "CURE". If not, have some hazy headlights.

    I allow 2 days try time on my headlights to keep them Pristine. Well maybe, I just don't ever rush anything I do....;) I mean anything
     
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