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Old 04-19-2009, 11:02 PM   #1
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Default easiest way to take apart the hawkeye headlight??

hey everybody, anybody know a easy way to take apart the headlights cause i want to paint the little circle around the projector red ill try to find a picture to show yall what im talking about

thanks
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:08 PM   #2
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I'm interested in seeing your results/idea. I believe you'll have to stick em in the oven to soften to adhesive to pull the headlight apart. Hope this helps: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...t+06+headlight
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:16 PM   #3
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Oven,
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:29 PM   #4
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found a good pic from the hawkeye thread want mine like this




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Old 04-20-2009, 12:29 AM   #5
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thats more of a dual painting process.

This is how i've done it on my personal setup:

1. take everything apart per POST #2 instructions
2. paint the red on there without using any tape
3. let it fully cure overnight and possibly the next
4. tape a "ring" around the red area (or whatever color you decided)
5. finish painting everything else with a black color of your choice
6. Reverse the "taking it apart" steps and you should be done

Now this isn't the full blown instructions, but its a good brief summary. Hope that helps!
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:51 AM   #6
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There's a long thread with step by step instruction and pictures.
Me and about 4 others got together once and did it all together using that thread as our guidelines.

And yes, you will need to stick your headlight in the oven.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:40 AM   #7
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please dont do it red...
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:01 AM   #8
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hey everybody, anybody know a easy way to take apart the headlights cause i want to paint the little circle around the projector red ill try to find a picture to show yall what im talking about

thanks
Please don't. It's ricey.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:48 AM   #9
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the search button is your friend
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:41 PM   #10
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Please don't. It's ricey.



your just mad cause you dont have a hawkeye
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:12 PM   #11
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do it up, what else is red on your car?
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:56 PM   #12
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your just mad cause you dont have a hawkeye
Not really.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:56 AM   #13
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So this might not be the greatest place to post this, plus I am reviving an old thread but the almighty search method got me here. I wanted to gather some opinions from some Subaru veterans about my head light idea.

I have a 07 SWPM and instead of buying the sweet jdm headlights I want to take mine apart and paint them the oem white. (I have access to a paint booth / tools / material etc). So I know I can do a good job but I am just hesitant to do it because I have never seen it before and I don't want to look like steamed rice either!

If anyone wants to get down on some photoshop feel free!
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #14
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what else is red on your car?

Are you asking me or the OP? This thread is like 3 years old lol. If your asking me I am not sure what red has to do with painting my head lights white?!
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:13 PM   #15
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So this might not be the greatest place to post this, plus I am reviving an old thread but the almighty search method got me here. I wanted to gather some opinions from some Subaru veterans about my head light idea.

I have a 07 SWPM and instead of buying the sweet jdm headlights I want to take mine apart and paint them the oem white. (I have access to a paint booth / tools / material etc). So I know I can do a good job but I am just hesitant to do it because I have never seen it before and I don't want to look like steamed rice either!

If anyone wants to get down on some photoshop feel free!
Your looking for them painted white right? Theirs a forum on 06-7 tail lights that someone did both white if you want to see

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1098681

Just look through it, it's somewhere in that forum looks good though

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Old 03-02-2012, 02:38 PM   #16
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Your looking for them painted white right? Theirs a forum on 06-7 tail lights that someone did both white if you want to see

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1098681

Just look through it, it's somewhere in that forum looks good though

Thank you thats exactly what I was looking for. Ahhh I don't know if I like it haha I will post some pictures if I end up doing it.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:12 PM   #17
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where did you get Alexander254 quote from...
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:36 PM   #18
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Not a problem
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