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Old 09-03-2012, 10:24 PM
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Color matching oem headlight housings

Hey, ive scanned through misc threads. Does anyone have pic by pic on how they have did the whole process ... Ovenback, how did u tear housings apart, what you did to paint housings(what grits, what brand paint, clear coating?, etc),what you used to seal them back together... And anything else i would be missing.... Any info id greatly appreciate from anyone before i attempt this
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plus one on that!
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15 minutes at 250, no need to do 5 mins, pry, then heat more and pry some more. I just did an hid retrofit and separated my lights. Look in the 6.4 electronics section, thread titled "08 f250 HID retrofit HOW TO.

As far as paint, you'll want self etching primer,then your choice of color. Greg high heat rated paint (brake caliper paint is good). Use butyl to seal Them back together.

hell, since you have em apart do a true hid retrofit, you won't ever go back to halogen! Look at my pics in that thread for that.


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Thanks guys!!! Appreciate the replys!... Iam seriously thinking about the retro fit.... In the end what was your total cost of hid kit and projectors?
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Well, so I wasn't in a hurry, I bought another set of headlights to retrofit so I could still drive my truck. It's my dd. if I didn't buy that set then Im only out $300 +/-

Well worth the time and money spent! The lighting is amazing!
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Nice!!! I just bought a new/used set off a 2012 today just so i have back up in case i screw this up lol what tools did u need for installing the projectors? And did u seal them into the housing with butyl as well?
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Term3 & mts great job on the lights they look sick!!
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Well, i just put one headlight in the oven.... We will see how this goes... I do want to do the hid and projector retro fit but i am heading away next week and will not be home by time they show:/.... And being so eager i cannot just leave them sit there so iam going to give the paint thing a try. One question... How are you guys aligning the lights when u re install ?
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:33 AM
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There's many ways to adjust them. But if your Just painting the bezel
Then you won't need to re adjust them.
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