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Headlight clear covers...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Larry, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Aug 11, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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    Larry

    Larry [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone install these?

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    just got a set delivered via fedX. may do the install tomorrow.

    any install tips?

    thanks.

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  2. Aug 11, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    Jerez

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    Nope but I'm interested to see :popcorn:
     
  3. Aug 11, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    JustinL

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    I've heard a hair dryer / heat gun helps and clean the hell out of your headlights before installing.
     
  4. Aug 11, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    I have always been curious about ... how well the covers work ... and FL sunshine will be a good test.
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  5. Aug 11, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    ... ^^^ ... A little scrubbing with 80 grit should do the job. ... :eek: ... :D
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  6. Aug 11, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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  7. Aug 11, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    brianv3ntura

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    To me,, this is a big waste of money. just routinely clean,polish, and wax the headlights. the film will end up hazing and yellowing later.

    1) clean the headlights. since its a '12, it shouldnt be that bad.

    2) personally i wouldnt use a heat source until install is done. stretching using heat is bad in the long run.

    3) make sure youre in a dust free area. dont want dust to get under the film.

    4) i would spray a diluted solution of soapy water. a light coat...enough to move the film around instead of testing your luck and have it fit the first time.

    5) use a hair dryer or heat gun to dry.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2012 at 6:45 AM
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    Larry

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  9. Aug 12, 2012 at 6:50 AM
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    Larry

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    owners manual specificaly says not to use way or polish onthe clear headlamp covers. :notsure:

    The instructions say to use a 1/3 ratio alcohol/water soultion. I have done other vinyl lettering in the past and used our method of diluted soapy water.

    the instructions also suggest heating the headlamps (buy turning them on) for a little...and using a blow dryer as heat sourse to work the edges...

    may be why others have had pucker problems on the corners?
     
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