1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

BHLM with oxidized lenses????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Casey05Taco, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Sep 11, 2011 at 12:54 PM
    #1
    Casey05Taco

    Casey05Taco [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Member:
    #8781
    Messages:
    1,988
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Casey
    Penngrove, CA
    Vehicle:
    05 Tacoma Prerunner
    trd seat covers, bed mat, tinted windows, debadged, mud flaps removed, tinted tails, blacked out center console, Black Rims, 6000k HID in highs and fogs, blacked out front emblem, Pioneer AVH-4300DVD, Gauge Cluster, lower valence, retrofitted, audio system, Maxtrac Spindles, Billies
    Im thinking about doing the BHLM on my truck but my headlights show some oxidization at the top, has anybody done them with oxidization? or do you all think i should purchase a used set and do the mod on them? let me know please. Thanks
     
  2. Sep 11, 2011 at 3:06 PM
    #2
    Coupe

    Coupe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Member:
    #13485
    Messages:
    1,645
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston, Texas
    Vehicle:
    08 X-Runner
    Lots baby!
    Do you mean the lens is clouded?
     
  3. Sep 11, 2011 at 4:03 PM
    #3
    Navigator

    Navigator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Member:
    #5420
    Messages:
    275
    Gender:
    Male
    Ontario, Canada
    Vehicle:
    05 DC Sport 6spd
    17" American Racing Assaults on 265/70/17 Goodyear AT/S, TRD Exhaust, TRD CAI, Toyota Roof Rack, XM install with antenna out 3rd brake light, Red LED Map Lights, AUX Amber LED rocker switch for LED footwell lights, LUND Bug Screen, EXTANG Tri-Fold Tonneau, Hertz Component Speakers w/ TacoTunes Mounts, Infinity Kappa 4 amp, Image Dynamics 10" sub in TacoTunes enclosure, Pop n' Lock, Toyota Aluminum Wedge Running Boards, BHLM, Self Performed '05 Cowl Leak TSB, E-Z Cool Insulation/Sound Deadener applied to floorboard, headliner, and cab bulkhead, 896 Foglight bulbs as backup lights, Weathertechs, Pioneer Double Din, Scan Gauge, AutoSoft Remote Start, 2010 4Runner Heated/Signal/Puddle Mirrors.
    I wet sanded mine with 1000 grit and worked my way up to 2000, then finally buffed them with a plastic buffing compound. They don't look like new, but they are one heck of a lot better then what they were.

    It will be much easier to clean the lenses up when they are out of the truck while you are performing the bhlm, otherwise you'll have to use masking tape around the exterior of the headlight to prevent scratching the paint.

    Mine were turing yellow and hazy at the top as well.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2011 at 4:15 PM
    #4
    Navigator

    Navigator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2008
    Member:
    #5420
    Messages:
    275
    Gender:
    Male
    Ontario, Canada
    Vehicle:
    05 DC Sport 6spd
    17" American Racing Assaults on 265/70/17 Goodyear AT/S, TRD Exhaust, TRD CAI, Toyota Roof Rack, XM install with antenna out 3rd brake light, Red LED Map Lights, AUX Amber LED rocker switch for LED footwell lights, LUND Bug Screen, EXTANG Tri-Fold Tonneau, Hertz Component Speakers w/ TacoTunes Mounts, Infinity Kappa 4 amp, Image Dynamics 10" sub in TacoTunes enclosure, Pop n' Lock, Toyota Aluminum Wedge Running Boards, BHLM, Self Performed '05 Cowl Leak TSB, E-Z Cool Insulation/Sound Deadener applied to floorboard, headliner, and cab bulkhead, 896 Foglight bulbs as backup lights, Weathertechs, Pioneer Double Din, Scan Gauge, AutoSoft Remote Start, 2010 4Runner Heated/Signal/Puddle Mirrors.
    Just adding a couple pictures.

    The R.H. lens has some issues with hairline cracking, not sure if anyone else has had this issue.

    Also wanted to add that Certifit has replacement headlight for roughly $125- a piece.

    P1000502.jpg
    P1000503.jpg
     
To Top