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Old 04-08-2011, 02:03 AM   #26
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:10 AM   #27
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The oven temperature is really low around 150*. They only stay in long enough for the adhesive to become soft. About 10 to 15 minutes. I always do mine in the center and put it right on the rack. Just do one at a time. Slowly. search around the DIY's and you should find something.
Awesome! Thanks for the DIY links. Fat Black Pig Sac put it on a plate and you said you put it right on the rack. Any difference or is that just a personal preference?

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No it won't. Make sure you set your oven to "bake" (heat coming from lower part), not broil.
I usually bake for 15min at 230-240 degrees
Ohh I always wondered what the difference between bake and broil was lol. Thanks.

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Old 04-08-2011, 02:17 AM   #28
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Another question, when you put the light back in the oven to re-heat the sealant. Is it ok to have the painted reflector in there with it or will the new paint start to melt?
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:14 AM   #29
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^^^^^
if the paint is OK to touch, it's ok to put the lights back in the oven. It won't melt, I think it will even cure the paint. Just guessing. I never had problems with painting and then putting the whole light into the oven 40 min after the painting.
Of course it's better to wait overnight for paint to cure
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Old 04-08-2011, 03:23 AM   #30
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if the paint is OK to touch, it's ok to put the lights back in the oven. It won't melt, I think it will even cure the paint. Just guessing. I never had problems with painting and then putting the whole light into the oven 40 min after the painting.
Of course it's better to wait overnight for paint to cure
Okay cool, thanks. BTW you car looks superrr clean in white
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:42 PM   #31
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if the paint is OK to touch, it's ok to put the lights back in the oven. It won't melt, I think it will even cure the paint. Just guessing. I never had problems with painting and then putting the whole light into the oven 40 min after the painting.
Of course it's better to wait overnight for paint to cure
The paint won't cure in 10min. If you want to cure it put it at about 200degrees for 30-40min opened up. this is not necessary though if your lights are sealed. And if you paint without scuffing or priming make sure you do very light coats or it will run super easy since the surface is almost like glass your painting.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:49 PM   #32
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My oven temperatures are really low compared to Fat Black Pig Sac's, that's why I put mine on the rack. If you think about it, anything you put in the oven (cookie sheet, plate, etc..) will heat up just the same. I've never had problems on the rack.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:54 PM   #33
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I want to do this to my blobeye's, however I also want to install HID projectors and run HIDs. Any pointers?

Also what wheels are those on the OP. Look like Rota G-Force, I'm just curious because I'm getting Rota G-Force in gold in a few weeks and like how your wheels look.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:56 PM   #34
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I want to do this to my blobeye's, however I also want to install HID projectors and run HIDs. Any pointers?

Also what wheels are those on the OP. Look like Rota G-Force, I'm just curious because I'm getting Rota G-Force in gold in a few weeks and like how your wheels look.
Read through the DIY threads posted earlier and when your ready to buy talk to the guys at theretrofitsource.com. awesome customer service and good prices.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:01 PM   #35
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Just for information, it works much better to separate the headlight housing with a heat gun. because heat can be added were needed to separate the sealant and one can heat only were the sealant is to avoid damage to any other part of the housing (especially the clear piece because when heated to much will turn a yellowish color.) then went resealing the heat gun works in the same way, just reverse of disassembly.


I disagree with not scuffing the surface. Any time paint is used the surface underneath should be rough to a degree. without it being scuffed the chances of the paint chipping and/or flaking is much grater. (abrasion is not necessary to create chipping or flaking because of the constant heating and cooling the headlight goes through.)

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Old 04-08-2011, 01:07 PM   #36
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Just for information, it works much better to separate the headlight housing with a heat gun. because heat can be added were needed to separate the sealant and one can heat only were the sealant is to avoid damage to any other part of the housing (especially the clear piece because when heated to much will turn a yellowish color.) then went resealing the heat gun works in the same way, just reverse of disassembly.
ive had mine opened twice now in the oven method and the housings are still as clear as the day i bought it. yes a heat gun works too but requires a person to heat, and a person to separate. the oven method i did by myself twice now. if your careful about not touching the light to anything its not supposed to touch you wont harm it. not saying you should bake your lights 50times, but a few times wont hurt them.
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:08 PM   #37
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they look really nice
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:24 PM   #38
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ive had mine opened twice now in the oven method and the housings are still as clear as the day i bought it. yes a heat gun works too but requires a person to heat, and a person to separate. the oven method i did by myself twice now. if your careful about not touching the light to anything its not supposed to touch you wont harm it. not saying you should bake your lights 50times, but a few times wont hurt them.
Iv Done it both ways by myself, more then once, and trust me a heat gun works much better and is much safer! also, think of all the contaminants in the oven from cooking food in there. just another way something could go wrong. that with a heat gun is a not an issue. There are many other reasons why a heat gun is better, but just trust me when I say USE A HEAT GUN.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:04 PM   #39
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I ended up wet sanding with 600 and spraying adhesion promoter first then black trim paint... came out smooth as glass and no worries about flaking / cracking i figure i might as well do it the right way the first time around!
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Old 04-09-2011, 03:11 AM   #40
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Also what wheels are those on the OP. Look like Rota G-Force, I'm just curious because I'm getting Rota G-Force in gold in a few weeks and like how your wheels look.
Yes, those are Rota G-Force gold 18x8.5. If I was you, I'd get 18x9. They look way more aggressive than 8.5s!
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:02 AM   #41
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not to thread jack but...what wheels are these? I have a set sitting at my house from a customer but I can't find any details on them.


btw those headlights turned out amazing! Great job!
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:13 AM   #42
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WORK VS-XX ^

I might be wrong tho
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:31 AM   #43
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^omg I hope not. These are curbed like a mother. ugh.


also I don't think mine have the rivets. It doesn't look like those do either.
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Old 04-14-2011, 02:19 AM   #44
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Murat - great job!
Those rims are WORK VS-XX
Very heavy 2 piece rims
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:41 PM   #45
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did mine last night on my bugeye, first one went smooth, second one i threw in the oven, but when i took it out realized i forgot the two little screws, i got a video, of it, but ill post the whole thing when my full retro kit is built
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:26 AM   #46
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... and one more set I've done just now

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Old 04-24-2011, 10:56 AM   #47
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Love the look of painted headlights!
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:22 AM   #48
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The other other white meat


Black bezels & cleared lenses, look brand new
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So, you bake the light to get it apart? Then you paint it. Then attach it back together again?


Or if that's not correct...what is the process?
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