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Old 09-26-2006, 12:37 AM   #26
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Yay the instructions are up

So how does that 3M ribbon work? If I use silicone instead, will I be able to put the headlights back into the car?
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Old 09-26-2006, 10:05 AM   #27
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Yay the instructions are up

So how does that 3M ribbon work? If I use silicone instead, will I be able to put the headlights back into the car?
I would not recomend using silicone.
Its messy, and if gets on the lens it will be very hard to clean. It has a long drying period. Making the alignemnt of the housing difficult.

The 3M Ribbon is very easy to use, you just roll it onto the cut edge. Once you put the pieces together, it compresses, and holds everything together.
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Old 09-26-2006, 03:01 PM   #28
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instructions look great
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Old 09-28-2006, 03:14 PM   #29
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Now to find me some tint spray and go to town on those 4 circles
Oh btw that 3M stuff is the hawtness!
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:19 AM   #30
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I cleared my front, but never bothered with rear -- just traded them for '05 rears. So I am so happy to see this thread that I am thinking of trading back and clearing them


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Old 04-28-2007, 06:16 PM   #31
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I cleared my front, but never bothered with rear -- just traded them for '05 rears. So I am so happy to see this thread that I am thinking of trading back and clearing them


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i did the same! this mod is awesome, but im not very patient so i just traded them for the 05's.
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Old 04-28-2007, 08:48 PM   #32
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Not sure I like the tails, but the black painted headlights would look good.
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Old 04-29-2007, 01:01 AM   #33
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not sure how much I like it on a white car, kinda looks out of place. Would look great on a dark color car though.

Definite props though. The lights themselves look amazing, just not too pleased with how they look on the car.
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Old 04-29-2007, 02:49 AM   #34
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I really like how those look, bet it would look even nicer on a black car.

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Old 05-06-2007, 04:26 PM   #35
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Anyone else had success with this? I was thinking .. maybe try this with 04' tails, and use an 06' clear cover and fill the housing with LED's...
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:39 PM   #36
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I am going to do this on my black wagon, hopefully getting started soon. I'll post pics when done. Wish me luck!
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:30 PM   #37
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Um is it just me or couldnt you just use a head gun to head up the glue on the housing and the glass to seperate the two with out having to spend so much time cutting the lens out? then just pry it out once its nice and heated thats what i did for my fogs to retrofit them.
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Old 05-31-2007, 07:32 PM   #38
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Come on guys post more shots of this mod.
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Old 05-31-2007, 08:05 PM   #39
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Um is it just me or couldnt you just use a head gun to head up the glue on the housing and the glass to seperate the two with out having to spend so much time cutting the lens out? then just pry it out once its nice and heated thats what i did for my fogs to retrofit them.
I thought I read somwhere you can't heat them up the way that you can the headlights. I believe that the plastic is bonded or welded, rather than laminated with a sticky adhesive. Someone correct me if I am wrong on this.
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:14 AM   #40
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Well, I got started on this tonight. Pulled the passenger's side, got it all apart, masked and painted. Just need to put it back together. I'll get some pics tomorrow.

I have to say, that first cut was a litle nerve racking. The wagon lights are a bit differnt than the sedans, and there was one area that was thicker. I still got it open OK, but knowing that I will try and make it better on the second one.

A question on the 3M ribbon. Does that stuff harden up after while, or does it stay gooey?
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Old 06-01-2007, 09:25 AM   #41
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you cannot heat the tail lights up....you are correct, jasonb, the plastic is bonded. Im glad you were able to cut them with no problems... THe 3m ribbon will harden a little, but its pretty much the same stuff used in the headlights, so all you need is a little heat, and it will soften right up..

post pics when you are finished.
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:38 AM   #42
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Come on guys post more shots of this mod.





lol you asked for pics.... here's some of my current projects

i was the second one to do this behind silence8 and since then we've done em in aspen white as you can see and we're doing a set in WRB... if you have some extra 06 lights, i'll be happy to do a set for you
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:48 AM   #43
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Very nice! I like it on black car. Looking for a set of '06's now to do it
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Old 06-01-2007, 10:50 AM   #44
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Very nice! I like it on black car. Looking for a set of '06's now to do it
ya man, i was really happy when i first did mine... when you go to do your mod, PM me and ill give you my phone number so if u have any problems or questions as your doing it i'll help u out

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Old 06-01-2007, 12:41 PM   #45
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Here's a progress pic. So far so good!



I may try the black rtv route to put the housing back together. We'll see how I feel this afternoon when I get back to it.
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:50 PM   #46
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ya man, i was really happy when i first did mine... when you go to do your mod, PM me and ill give you my phone number so if u have any problems or questions as your doing it i'll help u out

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Thanks Dave! Will do!



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Here's a progress pic. So far so good!



I may try the black rtv route to put the housing back together. We'll see how I feel this afternoon when I get back to it.

wow! Hotness.... guys do post pics no pics are too few can' twait to see that on the car.
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:18 PM   #47
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Here's a progress pic. So far so good!



I may try the black rtv route to put the housing back together. We'll see how I feel this afternoon when I get back to it.
wow!!! the wagon tails look just as good, that is going to set your car off! very very nice work man. how does it feel to be the first one to have modded 06 wagon tails!?

as for the rtv, that worked just fine for both of the sets that i have done, just make sure that after it dries you go back over it with some silicone and check for leaks... be very particular when your doing this.

but nice work buddy!
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:49 PM   #48
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Those look great i totaly want to get me a pair so i can put them on my 03 wrx that would look so sexi
keep up the good work
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Old 06-01-2007, 09:27 PM   #49
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Here's a few more in progress pics, and the installed right rear (so everyone can compare). I apologize the car is so dirty.

I used the ribbon seal, but don't know if I like it. Went faster than rtv. The second one cut easier and cleaner. I think I might use a few spots of the ribbon to take it tgether, and then finish sealing it with the rtv.





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Here's a few more in progress pics, and the installed right rear (so everyone can compare). I apologize the car is so dirty.

I used the ribbon seal, but don't know if I like it. Went faster than rtv. The second one cut easier and cleaner. I think I might use a few spots of the ribbon to take it tgether, and then finish sealing it with the rtv.



lookin good.... 1 more to go!
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