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Old 06-19-2012, 07:34 PM
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anyone still seperate and paint headlights

I wanna peel a set of 05 lights apart and paint them white since Harley are getting pretty popular around here
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:07 AM
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I have done this mod to many cars and trucks. real easy to do. Here is a pic of the last set I did. This was an old personal car of mine:

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Old 06-20-2012, 05:13 AM
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Yea I dont wanna ruin a set of lights though


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Yea i have kinda thought about doing the same..i have done some other headlights before myself..i put them in the oven for like 15mins at 250 i believe..

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Old 06-20-2012, 06:44 AM
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Pre heated?


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Yea but google it thats where i got my info from just to double check

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Old 06-20-2012, 09:23 AM
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I always use a heat gun, not the oven. heat gun gives you more control of where the heat is going, rather then saturate the entire housing.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:36 AM
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Just run the heat gun around the seem and pry as you go?


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yes and no. Run the heat gun at a safe distance around the bead untill plyable. dont pry. Gently pull the housings apart slowly. If you cannot do so then you didnt heat the bead enough. and it you do it proper, then re-sealing them will require no additional glue. just re-use what is on the seam.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:28 PM
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So just heat until you can pull it apart by hand?


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