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In the process of the BHLM

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lentsnh, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Oct 24, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    Lentsnh

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    how long and what temp did you use?

    200F for 8 minutes didnt work for me
     
  2. Oct 24, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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    300 degress is what I heard...but make sure you put the lights on some cardboard so you don't melt the plastic...maybe go 250 and so on...
     
  3. Oct 24, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    Pre heat to 300 DEG. & turn oven OFF, put light insinde for 8 minutes. Try not to let too much heat escape & wear some gloves when it comes out.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    do you put them directly onto the rack? or do you use card board?
     
  5. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    315 degrees, TURN OFF THE OVEN, put in oven. Wait about 10-12 minutes. Remove light and separate. Couple TW memebers helped me with this in another thread and the 315 degrees worked perfect.
     
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    NO!!! Put them on a cookie sheet with cardboard.
     
  7. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    I did it at 315 for 10-12 minutes. I was able to pull it apart. I think I may have cracked the lens because of that. Try not to scratch the painted piece when you put it back with the lens. I scratched mine a bit. If you have electric tape maybe you can use it to wrap the light where you pry it open. One of my lights fogged up. I need to do it over again.

    I placed the headlight between wax paper and cardboard. I think cardboard itself will do.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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    I use 310 for 10min and they came apart easly
     
  9. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    The secret to reassemble the lens the best you can by hand then put the lens back in the oven at 315 degrees for 10-12 minutes then reassemble. This allow you to reuse the original sealant. I have had mine in now for a couple of months and NO fogging. Also if you can let the paint try as long as possible before reassembly to help reduce the chance of scratching the painted piece the better.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    I used a flattened beer box to put the light on in the oven. I think you will be fine either way.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    Could you use some clear window sealant around the edges after you reassemble to prevent the fogging? The once it dries, use a razor blade to clean off the access and make it look all seamless??
     
  12. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    I used good old clear rtv around the edges after I re-heated & got it back together nice. I originally bought some "clear" window sealant, but once I opened the tube, it didn't look clear to me, I thought it might dry clear, but didn't want to risk it. BTW, almost a year & no fogging.
     
  13. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    325F for 6 minutes worked for me


    I got it. Thank You!
     
  14. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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    sweeeeeeeeeeet!
     
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    Wat bout when you use any type of sealent window ect to seal them.... Can you redo da headlights in the future?
     
  16. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    As long as its clear and is all weather i dont think it matters..... and yes you can redo the HL if you choose to
     
  17. Oct 24, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    Picture in TW Live:D
     
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    i've done a handfull: 325 preheat, the TURN OFF, place on cardboard for 10 min and separate. to reassemble, push together and place in 325 preheated oven for 10 min, when you take it out, push together even more and let cool. no reason to add extra sealant, toyotas is great! i opened up a set several times and never added extra sealant and they never fogged...

    only reason to add extra sealant is if you cant reseal them properly, ie letting the sealant warm up and compress together.
     
  19. Oct 24, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    I did this yesterday place on cookie sheet 305 for 12 mins to get apart and 10 to put back together. Preheat and TURN OVEN OFF! Worked perfect.

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  20. Oct 25, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    Do NOT use window sealant. Use the automotive silicone from Permatex.
     
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