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post #1 of 13 Old 04-21-2010, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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DIY: OEM (style) to Harley (style) Headlights

i was selling my brand new OEM (style) headlights for the black housing Harley headlights. Well i took one out of the box and noticed some rattling on the inside. So long story short i decided not to sell possible broken headlights to someone. So figuring i would chuck them, i mind as well give this a shot. I dont know how many people have done this, or if there is a write up. but figured i would share....

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Took it apart. Can be done carefully and with two flathead screwdrivers. Someone told be i could of heated it in the oven, but i wasnt sure and didnt want to melt the plastic. The lens seems thin:



4 screws to take out. 2 here on the amber, and 2 around the housing on the plastic/chrome



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Sanded, washed and rinsed. First coat, just to see how it would hold:



Between 2nd and 3rd coats:



All back together:

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those can out great.

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im going to do mine,,, thanks, but i might do white, since the truck is white. just going to find a good used pair.

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Those look really good. What did you seal them back together with?

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awesome! this is now on my list, you can bake them in the oven, cant remember what temperature and for how long, but it does make it easier. Clear silicon glue around the seams will be more than suffice. Great Job!

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Nice job. Came out great

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I didn't heat it up so the glue/silicone that's holds it together was still tacky and intact so I just reused it. Holding up fine
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Nice job

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Turned out great man, Good job!

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