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Removing headlight glue?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Murkules, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Apr 29, 2012 at 10:34 PM
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    So I separated my headlights today, but I wanna get the old glue out so I can put the new glue in from TRS. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Apr 29, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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    pre heat the oven to 300...put chrome/gray half in and leave the plastic lens cover out. turn off the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes. pull that half out of the oven and scrape the soft glue out. i dunno if this is gonna work, but it may turn into a complete mess if you are not careful.
     
  3. Apr 29, 2012 at 10:46 PM
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    Too late for that..
     
  4. Apr 29, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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    ha? what happened? if the glue is dry and not too thick...i had a lot of success using paint thinner.
     
  5. Apr 29, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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    Got some on the headlight. Had some luck using goo gone. Acetone? It didnt ruin the plastic?
     
  6. Apr 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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    i dunno about acetone, but the paint thinner took it off pretty easy. might have to polish or wax em fast kine after because it might get hazy.
     
  7. Apr 29, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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    I'll try the paint thinner. I'm gonna paint the hole thing black anyway so not worried about the haze
     
  8. Apr 29, 2012 at 11:04 PM
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    Rear leaf spring tsb 5000 miles, w ac fan 26k miles, windshield creaking 28k miles- not warranty. Bad upper idler pulleys 32k miles- not warranty, Toyota Quality!
    No! Use wd40
     
  9. Apr 29, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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    Really? Wd40?
     
  10. May 2, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    Yes. Really.
     
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