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Old 03-31-2007, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default Just pulled my headlights to bake and paint

any tips on painting my 06 headlights?
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:46 PM   #2
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TAKE YOUR TIME!!! Condensation FTL!!!

Invest in some silicone to re-seal and try not to break tabs. Give yourself time in between coats and spray evenly.

Good Luck!
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Old 03-31-2007, 01:10 PM   #3
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do i need to sand or use primer?
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Old 03-31-2007, 02:57 PM   #4
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use sand paper. and make sure to tape off that ring very well.. um here..

hope you haven't finished yet but it should look something near this



Make sure you follow the nasioc directions carefully, it takes a while
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Old 03-31-2007, 03:01 PM   #5
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remember to paint about 6-9 inches away from the item, and even if you dont cover everything the 1st time, you can always come back later on and get it. Take your time, and do a layer about every 15-20 mins. I learned these steps after I finished mine heaedlights, so they are gona be coming back off and getting repainted when I do my s2000 retrofit.
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Old 03-31-2007, 03:41 PM   #6
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u dont really need to sand it if u use krylon fusion
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Old 03-31-2007, 09:40 PM   #7
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What do you have to bake?
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Old 04-01-2007, 03:20 AM   #8
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What do you have to bake?
the whole assembly
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Old 04-01-2007, 03:30 AM   #9
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after you take out the screws... and wires...bulbs... and etc etc
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Why do you have to bake it?
How long?
What Temp ?
Is it to get it apart?
If so how do you put it back together?
How long will it take?
What are the dangers involved?
Is there a MSDS?
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Old 04-01-2007, 11:28 AM   #11
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after you take out the screws... and wires...bulbs... and etc etc
you dont have to take anything out but the screws. atleast I didn't and mine turned out perfectly fine.

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Why do you have to bake it?
How long?
What Temp ?
Is it to get it apart?
If so how do you put it back together?
How long will it take?
What are the dangers involved?
Is there a MSDS?
you bake it to get the sealant to melt a bit (its kinda like hot glue, but its not as runny when its hot) I did mine for 20 minutes at 220 F. to put it back together, you push everything together as best you can, bake it again for about 10 minutes and then push it back together the rest of the way.

Took me about 4 hours, including about a half hour of wrestling with getting them off when I hadn't gotten all the bolts out.

there's only really 2 dangers (mind you, i take no responsibility if you get hurt somehow....) dropping and breaking whats probably the single most expensive part on the car (or very close) and getting a little burned when your seperating it. I just wore dishwashing gloves and i was fine though.
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Old 04-01-2007, 11:36 AM   #12
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before


after


here is a link to the thread on how to do it.http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=957478

It went pretty good. took me about 4 hours with getting all the parts off the car, baking, painting, drying and reinstalling.
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:48 PM   #13
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Oh damn, I am bored today. I need to do the LGT. Thanks to the poster for the idea.
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Old 04-01-2007, 01:54 PM   #14
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you can also use a heatgun to heat up the glue, instead of baking them.
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