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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vtragweed, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Jul 5, 2009 at 7:55 AM
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    vtragweed

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    Im on the verge of trying this, but im a little worried about screwing something up. I read 2 threads on doing this and one said to put oven on 200 and the other said to set to 300, being that i have a propane oven dont really wanna do this w/o comments and suggestions first. does anyone know what kinda silicone and paint needs to be done with gloss, flat black, rustolium, krylon. thanks
     
  2. Jul 5, 2009 at 7:58 AM
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    IDK man im to big of a b%t*h to do this myself one day il find a pair of lights on a junked truck and try it on them
     
  3. Jul 5, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    Krylon fusion paint, and get whatever gloss you want. I used flat black just bc it was the first can i grabbed. And get some silicon that is the outdoor stuff thats used on windows. I baked mine at 200 for about 10 mins, just check it every couple of minutes make sure the rack is in the middle so its not getting too close to the heating elements. Get some mechanics gloves or something on your hands bc when the lights come out they will be pretty hot and you will want to work quickly so the adheasive is still hot. Thats really it. I was scared the first time i did mine but after you put that first one it and see that it will be fine its not so bad.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2009 at 8:08 AM
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    be sure to put a piece of cardboard on the rack too so not to melt the light
     
  5. Jul 5, 2009 at 9:04 AM
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    would a heat gun not be WAY more safe than the oven???
     
  6. Jul 5, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    Once you can heat the oven up, stick the headlight in there, check about 6 mins, then every minute after to ensure nothing is melting. You also want to see if you can pull the assemble apart, if not, stick it back in for about a minute and give it a try. There is no reason why the headlight should be in the oven more than 10 mins. <- mine was in there about 8 mins. CAREFUL when taking it out of the oven, it could be warm.

    You could start the oven at 300.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    I haven't done mine yet, but I'm gonna say no... there would be no way to get the whole edge hot enough at one time to take the lite apart. that's why you just pre-heat the oven, then turn it off
     
  8. Jul 5, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    Great tip!
     
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    dude, honestly the hardest part is getting your headlights off of your truck. The rest is easy, just take your time
     
  10. Jul 5, 2009 at 10:10 AM
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    after the oven reaches 200 should i cut it off or keep it on for the time the lights are in
     
  11. Jul 5, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    i left mine running at 200.
     
  12. Jul 5, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    Or aluminum foil on the rack
    I let it preheat to 300 degrees, shut it off, and put them in for 8 minutes. I tried other temps as well and this was spot on. Perfect temp. :)
     
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    x2, I just redid mine to remove the haze from the lense from putting it together too soon after I painted and it hadn't cured all the way. Do yourself a favor and let the painted cure at least a full day, not just till it is dry to the touch.

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  14. Jul 5, 2009 at 9:58 PM
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    Don't put cardboard in the oven period.

    When I take lights apart I heat the oven to 340 and put the light on a pan with a towel then leave it in for 10mins. They come apart super easy.
     
  15. Jul 5, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    I preheated the oven to 305, put the cardboard in, shut the oven off, then put my lights in for 9 mins....I wore gloves to pull the lights apart cuz that shit is hot as a mutha.

    I used krylon fusion paint, gloss black, and I let that shit dry for awhile before reassembly. Take your time on the reassembly bc the paint isn't very chip resistant.

    I bought some clear outdoor/indoor window/door silicon, and applied a bead to the inner housing piece and the light socket for the turn signal, then I pressed the two together, then put the whole housing back into the oven at 300 degrees (turn it off) for 5 mins to soften up the factory caulk. When you pull it out the oven, press the two even more and make sure all your tabs are locked back in place.

    You want to let the paint dry because if you don't and it cures while fully assembled the fumes will fog your lights and of course, make sure you have a good bead around the whole thing to lock out moisture.


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  16. Jul 6, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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    oh no man, no need to apologize...I'm sorry for not being more detailed. I sprayed the first coat, then waited about 20-25 mins, applied a second coat, then I waited for about two hours....I left them out in the sun and tried to keep them away from flying debris, it was a windy day.

    Some guys say to wait 24hrs, I don't have that time....I waited for I guess a lil over two hours, maybe bc it was a reallly hot day they cured faster I'm not sure, but I don't have any fumes foggin up my lights.

    When you pull the headlight apart, you'll know what I'm talking about....you'll see the factory caulk around that socket, I just reapplied for safe measure

    When putting the painted portion of the light back into the lens portion of the light. I didn't use wax paper/tape/or newspaper on the edges. Just be care putting it back in. If you're facing the front of the truck, the corner thats towards the fender side of the truck goes in first. You'll see the two places to rest your colored piece and slowly snap the rest of it into place, then place your two screws back in.

    Hope this helps a lil, thanks for the compliment
     
  17. Jul 6, 2009 at 8:06 AM
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    heat to 200, shut off oven, put them on cardboard and wait 8 mins, wear gloves to pull them apart. use a flat tip screwdriver to help work it apart and once you can get a couple fingers in a section you will be able to just pull it apart. remember to take out ALL bulbs. i would let it set once painted for quite some time. at least over night. not for the fogging but so that when putting it back together you dont scuff the paint. i scuffed mine a litte at the edges but its not enough for me to want to pull them apart again. do it man, like they said the hardest part is getting em off the taco
     
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