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How To: Black Head Light mod

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Viet2100, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. trdagule

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    And this on black my old set ImageUploadedByTapatalk1368520596.472539.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1368520656.288366.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1368520696.203846.jpg
     
  3. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    What are those things for?!?! I used Nitrile gloves :notsure:
     
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    To take the hot housings out of the oven.
     
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    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Nitrile gloves worked for me... you guys must just have delicate hands :D
     
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    Did mine yesterday! Surprised at how it turned out and it was super easy! Waiting to dry I even had lunch with my wife!

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    so i tried this today and couldnt pry the light open...i tried baking it twice and still no luck...i tried to pry it open where it is circled in the picture and it just bent the plastic and probably messed it up...i preheated to 300 and turned it off like the directions say and let it sit in the oven for ten minutes and then i tried it a second time. i am thinking about trying again tomorrow what should i do differently? should i go with a lower temp for a longer time to melt the sealant better or....? any advice is helpful thanks in advance
     
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    Did you remove the 3 screws from the back?
    With those out, I was able to separate mine with no tools.
     
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    Take the screws out as well? If yes, then I'm not sure what to tell you. Did this a while back with no problem.
     
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    yeap took out all the screws
     
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    Completed one headlight tonight, doing the other tomorrow night. What methods can I use to remove excess 'glue'? I got some on the trim when I was putting the halves back together. It's coming apart again in a few weeks for my retrofit and would like to make it perfect then.

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    does anybody offer this service in socal????
     
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    try a "powerball mini" attached to ur drill with generous amounts of mequires "plastx" polish
     
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    On the part I just painted black?
     
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    no way............srry, thought u got it on the outside of the lens, my fault.
     
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    Yeah, I use Plasticx on my lenses every couple of months to keep them looking good.
     
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    Just finished mine. Also tinted the reflector. I had originally tried tinting the headlight but it came out like garbage. Luckily a rag and some carb cleaner cleaned all the rattle can tint off fairly easy.

    There's so much glue in there I figured I'd try leaving it all in the groove instead of cleaning it out. When I was done I placed the halves back together and back in the oven. Put all the screws in while it was still hot, pretty sure it's all sealed as good as factory. It's seated all the way, screws are bottomed out tight, and the glue is oozing out the seem. I'll post how well it works.

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    Is there any decrease in the lights effectiveness with this mod?
     
  20. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Always outnumbered, never outgunned

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    No, if you don't modify the reflector at all (the bowl behind and around your bulb).

    You are taking a risk of moisture getting in, all it takes is a little void in the factory glue to let in vapor, then you have a problem. I would have gone the extra mile while the headlights were out and put clear silicone caulk around the seam, just for insurance.
     
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