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Fog Light Retrofit

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Pugga, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Mar 7, 2012 at 5:04 AM
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    Oooh... that's a good idea! Thanks Brock! :thumbsup:
     
  2. Mar 7, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    Water will get in through the wires. Are both wires are in a tube or something?
     
  3. Mar 7, 2012 at 8:08 AM
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    There's a rubber boot where the wires go into the projector. I coated the crap out of the whole damn thing with silicone. Literally, I gave everything a silicone bath except the lens, even the wires and there they plug in. If you saw the housing, you'd laugh because it's just a black silicone ball. I'm honestly at a loss trying to figure out how water is getting in, that housing should be sealed up tighter than a termite's butthole.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    Sorry to here of your troubles once again. Luckily, mine have not leaked or condensated....yet, but there is always that chance. When I put mine together I JB welded the entire housing...it's almost bullet proof. and when I siliconed the bulb gromet, I put some (very little) on the inside of it. Tried to seal it from both sides.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    I did the same thing! JB welded it solid, silicone before the bulb went in, and also on top of where the bulb/projector meet, siliconed the crap out of the area that already had JB weld and then smeared the silicone all across the back side of the housing. I'm beyond confused at this point. I think I'm going to drill a hole, glue some of that goretex stuff over the hole and call it a day :cool:
     
  6. Mar 7, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    Sounds like a plan.
     
  7. Mar 29, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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    I just got my Blazer fog kit in the mail today from their 20% off sale this past week. Hopefully I don't screw it up.....doesn't look as easy as my headlight retro fit was.
     
  9. Feb 26, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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    This may be my next project :spy:
     
  10. Feb 26, 2013 at 3:47 PM
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    You might have trouble sourcing the Blazer projectors. Last I heard they were discontinued and that was a while ago. There might still be a few sets kicking around but I don't know how available they are.
     
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    Matchboxes are what they're selling for fogs now. That's what I'm grabbing.
     
  12. Feb 26, 2013 at 3:57 PM
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    Can't wait to see those! The only bad thing about the matchboxes is that you really have to have everything sealed up really, really well since they won't hold water out at all. Also, I'm not sure if there is enough depth in the fogs to hold them since they have to fit completely inside the housing whereas the Blazers protrude out the back quite a bit.
     
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    Is the fog projector worth it, the projectors i have now completely drown out my fogs, i cant see it getting better. :eek:
     
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    They're really nice, but honestly after retrofitting (strictly looking at it from a light output standpoint) I'm not sure I'd do it again. Looks-wise, I'd definitely do it, I run with just the fogs on a lot and they are bright! I can easily drive with just my fogs on. All that being said, the H1's will drown out my fogs. If it weren't for the fore-ground limiter on the H1's, you'd be hard pressed to even tell that the fogs were on. If you do this mod, I'd suggest doing the fog light anytime mod so you don't keep cycling them off and on frequently.
     
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    Shouldn't be any different than my fxr's. I'll
    Just get some rubber sleeve on there for that.
     
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    I see... well i may be getting some 5100's for free so i may go get some eibachs instead... :anonymous:

    Thanks for the honesty pugga :thumbsup:
     
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    Reviving an old thread. Anyone try Matchboxes? The biggedt issue with them is they don't appear to be fully sealed in the rear..ugh?
     
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    ayyyyy just saw this post. Gonna do this myself, Probably start another thread of job. but i was thinking to make the seem look better where the dremeled clear plastic meets the black plastic you could paint the the part that meets on the clear plastic too so you dont see the silicone. im also probably going to put a rubber graumet between the two when i do to give it a smooth factory look.
     
  19. Mar 30, 2014 at 6:28 AM
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    The one that I cut with a hack saw actually came out a lot better than the one I attempted to use the Dremel on. The Dremel was melting the plastic so the slower speed hack saw gave a much cleaner look. I suppose I could have polished the back side of the plastic around the outer ring where the cut was. That would have eliminated the white from the cut. You should definitely make another thread if you're going to try another method. There aren't many addressing a fog light retrofit, especially since you have an interesting new approach. Good luck :thumbsup:
     
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