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BURNT Headlight Mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by TuRDTACO, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Oct 26, 2007 at 12:48 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    OK THIS REALLY SUCKED HAHA, so i tried to do the black headlight mod today, read through everybody's posts about it and the different oven temps, everyone said the original 200 degrees on the first post wasnt enough, ten i saw a 305 degree run and i forgot who but the dood with the black taco said he just did it at 350 degrees. so i figured 6 minutes will be plenty at 300 degrees right? oh it was plenty enough to melt my lense on my headlight :eek:, so now i'm just ordering the HID projectors off of ebay :D. forced modifications as the result of a screw up on my behalf is all i really do lol....i'll put up pics of the headlight and my truck with a missing front end tonight
     
  2. Oct 26, 2007 at 1:28 PM
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    See! That right there is why i am not doing it myself! i know i would either get distracted by the TV or get drunk and pass out and forget about the light and by the time i took it out the kitchen would be full of smoke and the light would just bee a pool of melted plastic!

    Sorry to hear about your accident Turd. at least you have an excuse to upgrade now :)
     
  3. Oct 26, 2007 at 7:24 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    yea and i didnt even forget about the damn light! lol it was too much heat and 6 minutes was too long, but here are the pics of the light and the resulting front end of my truck for the time being haha

    hedalight.jpg
    tacofront.jpg
     
  4. Oct 27, 2007 at 7:36 AM
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    wat?
    i did mine at 300 for like 7-8 mins and nothing like that happened to mine until i picked up one of them and touched the lens to the element.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2007 at 7:39 AM
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    yea i dont know what happened then, did you clean the lens before u put it in the oven? i wiped mine down but i didnt use an oil or grease remover on it
     
  6. Oct 27, 2007 at 2:09 PM
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    maverick491

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    Did you still have the oven on? The procedure (I think) is to pre-heat the oven then shut it off. After you turn the oven off, then you put the lens in and start the timer.

    I have not done this mod myself, so I may be wrong, but that is what I think I remember reading somewhere.
     
  7. Oct 27, 2007 at 2:32 PM
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    wat?
    yeah...that was putting it in and turning the oven off
     
  8. Oct 27, 2007 at 6:58 PM
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    yea i just found out that you arent supposed to leave the oven on but oh well, hey right now two of my wheels are laying in the lawn with the truck on a jack cuz i'm spray painting the wheels black :D
     
  9. Oct 27, 2007 at 8:05 PM
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    wat?
    u definately gotta put up pics of that when ur done....
     
  10. Oct 27, 2007 at 8:51 PM
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    yea i'm for sure going to put up the pics, i only got the drivers side done but it was dark out so we didnt finish the other 2, i will in the morning. i did take a pic with my buddy shining his headlights at the truck so u can kinda see the wheels but it is a cameraphone at nite, here is an idea of what it looks like

    blk taco.jpg
     
  11. Oct 27, 2007 at 10:43 PM
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    remember how i melted my headlight the other day because i didnt know to turn off the oven?? well i decided screw the HID projectors, i dont wanna take the chance of them being crappy quality so i'm just getting a used passnger side headlight and trying the black headlight mod again. anything else i should know before i fire up the oven again?
     
  12. Oct 28, 2007 at 8:35 PM
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    here is a daylite pic of my newly black painted wheels. these are the 16inch trd offroad wheels w/ stock tires

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  13. Oct 29, 2007 at 10:05 AM
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    I'll post my results when i find a woman that makes double what i do and actually likes me....
     
  14. Oct 29, 2007 at 10:10 AM
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    Turd: You're truck must have looked like hell for a day or two. The front grill off, one melted headlight and sitting on jacks with the wheels thrown out in the yard! You have some serious balls trying that mod again after what happened to your last light. How much was the replacement light?

    Also, i have been wanting to see blacked out off-road rims for a long time. I was considering doing that to mine. I think i'm gonna buy some black baja rims bu i wouldn't mind seeing a better pic of yours to help me decide. do you think you could post a few more pics of your painted rims? Maybe a closeup so i can get a good look?
     
  15. Oct 29, 2007 at 10:15 PM
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    haha i'll take the balls reference as a compliment, and yea my truck looked like it had gone to hell and back but the paint was still fine despite the heat ;) anyway, the new light was $100 off of ebay, bought it from a guy that just got the new projectors so this is a perfect light with 2000 miles on it from the factory. it should be here by later on this week (i'm so tired of driving with one headlight and a grille!) so thats when i'll try out the BHLM again, with the oven securely in the OFF position this time :D i'll put up pics of that when i'm done. i painted the toyota badge on the grille black, i still have to do the rest of the emblems in black and i spray-tinted the 3rd brake light already, still have to black-out the stock taillights and tint my fog lights yellow for ricer/jdm purposes lol...

    here is a close up pic of my wheels. keep in mind this was a quick job, by no means did i take my time or do it right. i lightly sanded and then cleaned the wheels first, but i used no primer and cheap spray-anything spraypaint. just some krilon gloss black that said it stuck to metal. so i half-assed this one big time but i wanted to see how it looked before i really took the time to do it right ya know, and even with this being a fast job it still came out alright.

    PS- the plastic center caps with the toyota logos never came out right. i used the same paint as the wheels on one pair, on the other pair i used the gloss black krilon plastic paint, and all four caps turned out faded looking so i still have to figure out something for those

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  16. Oct 29, 2007 at 10:19 PM
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    sorry for the constant camera-phone pics, i never have an actual digicam with me so this is easier, plus i just text it to my email and upload the pics straight to here so it's faster lol, in the daylight tomorrow morning i'll take a few more pictures in the sun and post them tomorrow, the close-up of the wheel here was taken at midnight last night in a car wash bay haha
     
  17. Oct 30, 2007 at 7:14 AM
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    your poor truck.... BTW, i like the white truck black accessory look. The rims look good too, especially for a cheap half ass job!
     
  18. Oct 30, 2007 at 7:26 AM
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    I'd like to do my rims like that, if people didn't know it was such a cheap mod. I'm glad you didn't get those HID lamps. Those things are fugly.
     
  19. Oct 30, 2007 at 11:59 AM
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    yea i think they came out pretty well for costing me 8 dollars haha, here are a couple more pics of the truck, minus the passenger side headlight ;) you can also see where my exhaust exits on the side before the rear wheel, and i threw one on of my loch ness sticker on the back window with the 3rd brake light haha

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    wheelmod.jpg
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  20. Oct 30, 2007 at 12:01 PM
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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    the thing is that with the wheels painted and me doing a halfassed job, they still came out pretty well and most people cant tell the difference between the paint, powdercoating or if the wheel was actually that color. i was planning on getting black wheels later on anyway so this will at least keep me happy until then, and i only spent 8 bucks! i put up a couple more pictures just above this post. as for the HID headlights, yea they are a bit too ricey for me so i'm glad i got my new headlight on the way for 90 bucks
     
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