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Old 06-28-2002, 12:16 PM   #1
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Question Legacy Headlight Mod attn: biggreen96 or anyone else

biggreen96, I notice your the only one who did the headlight mod for their legacy(that I have seen so far) so I wanted to ask you a question. I was wondering if that yellow plastic side reflector inside the headlight can be removed, or is it permanently stuck in there. I'm not painting the inside of the headlight, I just want to get rid of the yellow reflector, otherwise I'd just do the mod myself and find out. I just don't want to spend all the disassembly time to end up dissapointed. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-28-2002, 01:16 PM   #2
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Post Scoobymods

I know I read this mod somewhere. Quite possibly on Scoobymods.com

Basically you bake it and remove the yellow. Of course hopefully someone pipes up and tells you exactly what you need to do.

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Old 06-28-2002, 02:21 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Oquipah. So its looking good so far, if what you've eluded to is right. But in case anyone is wondering, I do know how to do the headlight mod itself, in case that wasn't clear. Also it looks like someone with a latter model legacy has removed the yellow marker(BE legacy). So I may go ahead with it tommorow
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Old 06-28-2002, 02:47 PM   #4
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HIHO tried this on his old headlights for me a while ago... I'm still too chicken to bake my headlights!

Here's the thread:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=138123
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Old 06-28-2002, 05:04 PM   #5
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Alrighty that settles it, I found the post on scoobymods that Oquipah mentioned and I see that the legacy lights have the same reflector insert from what HIHO did(thank you Cajual). So I'll probably have pictures tommorow when I finish. I might be able to get the sealant appart with a hairdryer, I have a really old one that can get super hot; it would probably be illegal if it was sold now(or I may get a variable temp heat gun). I appreciate all the help, you guys are the balls!!!
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Old 06-28-2002, 05:24 PM   #6
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Good luck with the mod. It was a pain but worth it I think. A little advice; have a tube of clear silicon handy to help seal the light. I wouldn't trust the old seal to keep water out after the oven. Post pics when you are done.
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Old 06-30-2002, 09:52 PM   #7
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All done, sorry I don't have pics yet, I did it today instead of yesterday because something came up. I'll have pictures up tommorow. Thanks again for the help, the car looks much cleaner!

...oh one more thing, DON'T use acetone to clean your headlights. I used it on the outside and it worked fine, which someone had told me worked well. The only problem is that I decided to clean the inside because it looked a bit dusty. Well wouldn't you know, it streaked the inside of the lamp cover. I'm thinking there was some mold-release that had a bad reaction to the acetone and streaked the inside. Anyway I spent an hour scrubbing the inside with polishing compound, and then cleaning/drying it
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Old 07-01-2002, 08:14 AM   #8
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Talking Nice!

Definitely post pics of the finished product.

I am way too nervous to bake parts of my car in an oven, so far...

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Old 07-01-2002, 02:21 PM   #9
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I cant wait to see what the lights look like without the yellow reflector. I wanted to take it out but then decided it complements my JDMspec sidemarkers

Oqui- dont be afraid, may the mod be with you.
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Old 07-01-2002, 08:31 PM   #10
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Old 07-01-2002, 08:38 PM   #11
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Old 07-01-2002, 09:18 PM   #12
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hmmmm, I bet it would look pretty cool if you painted the insides your body color. Just a thought.
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Old 07-01-2002, 10:02 PM   #13
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Have a Nice Day? painting the lights...

Biggreen96: I thought about it quite a bit, at least to me, the projector shape doesn't compliment the shape of the car. The angular look of the projectors seems to clash a little with the rounded shape of the car. I also think that painting them makes the front a little too busy for my taste. Of course I also don't like morettes for the same reason, or the JDM projectors that show through the clear case on the japanese BD/BG legacy. I'm trying to get the car to its most basic/simple shape(which is why the grill is out for painting). I'll note that suggestion though

...oh and please no one mind those stealies that are on the car right now, theyre being replaced with steal grey rota's very soon.
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Old 07-01-2002, 11:01 PM   #14
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awesome, post pics of the rotas ASAP I am saving for bronze ones.

my sweet photochop:

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