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Thoughts on aftermarket headlights

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacohaulicJ, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Dec 11, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    TacohaulicJ

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    Friend and performed BHLM on my stock lights ...well it looks like the light my bud glued is starting to sweat. Other than that they came out great.

    What are you fellas thoughts on good aftermarket headlights ... I don't have the time to rework this set.

    Your feedback is appreciated!

    Jake
     
  2. Dec 11, 2010 at 7:16 AM
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  3. Dec 11, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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  4. Dec 11, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    I bought black headlights from ebay, put them on and the next day took a road trip only to get to my location and find my light filled with water! I was pissed.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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  6. Dec 11, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    one of my aftermarkets is peeling the clearcoat on the outside, the other is peeling clearcoat AND a rain forest
     
  7. Dec 20, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    thinkin i'll just reseal the ones i have after checking the feedback -- thanks guys
     
  8. Dec 20, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    ajohnson

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    I bought the eagle eye projectors about a year ago. They were good for a while. Now they are peeling and the passenger lamp's high beam halo quit working and is full of water. It looks turrbile. I started my BHLM, hope to finish it this weekend.
     
  9. Dec 21, 2010 at 5:00 AM
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  10. Dec 21, 2010 at 5:26 AM
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    Revotec is good. Have there blacked out tails also with no issues. Been on a year now.
     
  11. Dec 21, 2010 at 5:35 AM
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    what brand silicone you guys use and do you take them back apart????
     
  12. Dec 21, 2010 at 5:47 AM
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    So I have always wanted to blackout my headlights but have been too afraid to do it. So I was thinking about purchasing these. I saw someone mention that you have had to seal them. Is this something that I have to look forward to doing so they don't leak?
     
  13. Dec 21, 2010 at 6:11 AM
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    its for extra protection. To tell you the truth I did not put it on mine and have had them for a year with no issue.
     
  14. Dec 21, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    same here. No sealant. No probs. 6mos.
     
  15. Dec 21, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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  16. Dec 21, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    :eek: dang that much.... I wouldnt...
     
  17. Dec 21, 2010 at 2:59 PM
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    I just used the 3m window weld to do the initial reseal after the bhlm, then used some flowable window/glass sealant silicone on the areas that the window weld didnt squeeze out towards the surface at.
    So easy to reseal the stockers.. no need for the OP to buy new ones.
     
  18. Dec 21, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    yeah, there a little spendy, but worth it.. I would hate to do the BHLM and "F" it up. much rather have 2 sets..
     
  19. Dec 21, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    Im gunna try the BHLM this weekend. I already have black ebay ones but I have a set just sittin in the gradge so im gunna try it.
     
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