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Few questions on BHLM and retro

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by LouTaco, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Apr 6, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    Ok i am prepping for my first try at BHLM and also bought a morimoto mini D2S kit from TRS. My first question is after i take light apart and install projector is it safe to put the headlight with projector in oven? And when i do put in oven do i put lens on the assembly and put in oven or do i just put grey half without lens then press on lens while only grey part is hot?
     
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    ok it says in that write-up to just put grey housing in oven and remove then press unheated lens on then press parts together. but does it seal better if you put lens on housing loose and in oven then press both together while both are hot? plus it doesnt say if it hurts the projector or not, i think it will be ok but i just want to know before i stick $300 projectors in the oven:D
     
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    Better to put them together hot. It shouldn't hurt the projectors,Ensure after you heat the oven, you turn it off, and lay down a piece of cardboard...
     
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    Ya I get what you're saying, When I did my BHLM I just stuck the grey piece in the oven and then pressed the two together once i took it out and it sealed fine. I can only assume its safe because of the write up and the set up he's used. It "shouldnt" melt anything or damage the retrofit, just make sure theres no rubber pieces touching the oven. Your only putting it in the oven for a minute or so just to warm up the sealer so I think you're ok.
     
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    one says heat both, other says heat only grey housing. anyone else care to chime in which is better
     
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    When i put mine back together, i stuck them together as far as i could, put them in the oven and when they came out it didn't take much to push them back together.
     
  9. Apr 7, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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    I did the same thing on the first headlight, spaced out though and tried to put the two together without heat then stuck it in the oven because i realized i missed a step.

    OP- either way youll be fine just make sure u have enough sealer beaded along the entire headlight, dont skip any spots better to be safe than sorry.
     
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    Put both in.
     
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    ur gonna want the projectors fully aligned before putting the lens back on so the projector has to go in the oven which wont hurt it
     
  12. Apr 7, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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    I just got done doing my projector retro and when I sealed them back togather I first put both pieces with the projector in the oven. After pulling it out there was condensation built up on the inside and outside of the projector lense. I then had to clean all of that off so it would not leave water spots on the lense. After that I just put the gray back piece in the oven and quickly put the reflector bowl back in after I pulled it out of the oven. This worked well for me as the sealant was still warn enough to attach the clear lense and I would recommend doing it this way.
     
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