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post #1 of 21 Old 03-07-2013, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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Splitting headlights?

Just got a 2013 f350 and really want the harley style headlights but not to sure how to make this happen?? Anyone have pics of how this is done? Another way would be to paint from outside and just tape off the shape of the housing for the lights?? Not sure if thats even possible. I just dont wana butcher my lights off a brand new truck and i dont want to pay $900 for recons. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks alot!! Forgot to mention that sending lights away to have this done is not an option as its my daily driver. Thanks again!!
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Look in the 6.4 section. Lots of DIY write ups about baking/painting the housings.

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Take your headlights out. Put them in the oven for about 7 minutes on 200 deg. This softens the silicone so u can take 2 screwdrivers and pry the light apart. It takes some time and you will need to put it in the oven a couple times. Then just sand and pain.t the chrome housing and silicone it back together.
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Splitting headlights?

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i would love to do this as well but every time i think about me putting my lights in the oven !! lol ive done alot of things in life but still me putting them in the oven makes me wonder just how bad i can destroy my lights lol
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x3.. if someone who has done this already buys some factory lights and paints them for us Im sure you could sell a few sets!

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It's really not that bad. The oven isn't the dangerous part. Its prying them apart that you have to be careful.
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200* and 7 minutes isnt going to pull apart permaseal. Ford uses permaseal and it is just about the hardest glue to get apart. I pulled apart some F150 headlights and swore up and down I wouldnt ever do it again. Now I have a F250 and a HID retrofit kit waiting.
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It will come apart with 200 and 7-10 minutes. You just have to do it in small sections at a time. The hardest part is just making sure not to crack the lenses when you first start prying
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Idk if ford uses permaseal on the superduty lights? My 08-10 lights came apart very easily heating them at 200 for 10 minutes.

Edit: might as well do a retrofit while you have them apart! I have info in the link in my sig


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