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Old 04-25-2011, 02:24 AM   #51
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yes, bake it, take the lens off, remove the chrome trim, paint, reassemble
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:56 PM   #52
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has anyone done this to the 2008+ yet? and if so is there a write up somewhere? i really want to do this but im horrible at this stuff so i dont really want to try it without a write up so i dont mess it up
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:17 PM   #53
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I wanna do this to mine but have always worried about the Paint flaking or fading on the inside. Have you seen any problems like this happen?

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Old 04-30-2011, 12:55 PM   #54
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i had mine done on the lexus for two years with no problems. just make sure that you scuff the housings up really good with some steel wool. i used krylon bar-b-q and stove paint for mine. im going to do the subies lights hopefully tomorrow
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Old 04-30-2011, 01:56 PM   #55
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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?
Really? I mean seriously? The very first post on page 2 are links to the entire process on 2 different years of Impreza's. then just 1-2 posts above yours is a link to a lexus IS install.... REALLY?

ok spoon fed version:
1. remove lights
2. remove bulbs & screws holding (2) pieces of the light together.
3. pre-heat oven 150-200* & remove middle rack.
4. place prepped light in oven on cookie sheet, bake for 15-20 minutes
5. remove light from oven its hot.
6. carefully separate the (2) haves of the light.
7. remove ambers, scuff & paint the chrome facia
8. let dry at least 30-45 minutes. Better overnight.
9. reassemble the light.
10. bake again to set the adhesive.
11. reinstall.

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Old 04-30-2011, 02:25 PM   #56
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What kind of paint are you using for this? I definitely want to do this but i want the paint to last, are you using primer or another type of adhesion promoting primer?
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Old 05-05-2011, 02:56 AM   #57
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I use Rust Oleum semi-gloss black paint. Believe me, it will last
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:47 AM   #58
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did taillights today.....





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Old 05-16-2011, 04:12 AM   #59
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I've been following this for a bit, you do great work man.
After seeing the tails I've gotta ask, how much would you charge to do this for my hawkeye?
Headlights and taillights I mean
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:51 AM   #60
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i want to bake my head lights and remove the amber reflector and paint the chrome ring around the project black but how do you resealed so cleanly?

I have seen jobs where there is goop all over the place.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:11 AM   #61
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just be careful and you wont get goop all over the place. you dont add more you just resoften the goo thats already there and reattach it.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:34 AM   #62
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Heres a link to pictures and a DIY for the 08+

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2046189
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:54 AM   #63
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did taillights today.....
How you split tAillight , do you cut this our baking
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:14 PM   #64
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How you split tAillight , do you cut this our baking
Preheat oven to 450. Wrap up in aluminum foil, and place on cookie sheet. Put in oven. Bake for 2-1/2 hours, or until you learn to form a sentence. Either one.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:25 PM   #65
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Preheat oven to 450. Wrap up in aluminum foil, and place on cookie sheet. Put in oven. Bake for 2-1/2 hours, or until you learn to form a sentence. Either one.
Take your own advice and learn not to be an asshat. He's French Canadian, you troll... look at his profile location. I would imagine it is quite likely he knows a lot more about his native language than you do his.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:33 PM   #66
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Take your own advice and learn not to be an asshat. He's French Canadian, you troll... look at his profile location. I would imagine it is quite likely he knows a lot more about his native language than you do his.
I really don't care where he is, or what his native language is. His question didn't make sense in any language.

Idiot.

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Old 05-16-2011, 02:23 PM   #67
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Preheat oven to 450. Wrap up in aluminum foil, and place on cookie sheet. Put in oven. Bake for 2-1/2 hours, or until you learn to form a sentence. Either one.
2-1/2 houe is secure ... The tAillight do not melt with time
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Old 05-16-2011, 03:37 PM   #68
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2-1/2 houe is secure ... The tAillight do not melt with time
Please don't listen to the above poster. 450 Fahrenheit on a front headlamp, made of polycarbonate (PC), will cause it to melt, even more so the taillamp, which are usually made of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). These plastics, which are not as impact resistant as PC, melt at 160 C but will probably begin to meltflow at the temperatures people use to melt the butyl rubber seal on headlamps. You can go through threads here and see idiots who've tried it and then have cried about ruining their tails.

The referenced guy with the taillamp modification either 1) used a low enough temperature or locally heated the butyl seal with a heatgun just enough to get it to be pliable, or 2) cut the seal with an exacto knife and some brute force.
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:35 PM   #69
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Please don't listen to the above poster. 450 Fahrenheit on a front headlamp, made of polycarbonate (PC), will cause it to melt, even more so the taillamp, which are usually made of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). These plastics, which are not as impact resistant as PC, melt at 160 C but will probably begin to meltflow at the temperatures people use to melt the butyl rubber seal on headlamps. You can go through threads here and see idiots who've tried it and then have cried about ruining their tails.

The referenced guy with the taillamp modification either 1) used a low enough temperature or locally heated the butyl seal with a heatgun just enough to get it to be pliable, or 2) cut the seal with an exacto knife and some brute force.
So Fat Black Pig Sac: How did you get your tails open? What temp did you use? or did you use some other method? I've been wanting to do this on my car, even more so than the headlights and I'd really like to know. Thanks
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:06 AM   #70
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With tails you don't use the oven. Your best friend is a Dremel rotary tool to cut the lights open. After painting the housing and assembling everything you have to glue pieces together. I used JB Weld, worked great!

For headlights - 230-240 degrees for 15 minutes. Trust me, that's the best option, atleast for 02-07 WRX and STI headlights.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:40 AM   #71
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homemade "illest" sticker is trying too hard.
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:45 PM   #72
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You can't bake tail lamps apart..gotta cut them..
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:15 PM   #73
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Did my 04 wrx a few year back- didn't paint, just cleared them out. Still looks good.

Just have to be real careful with the gooey, hot, stringy, messy black sealant when pulling the front & rear parts of the light assembly apart.
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:39 PM   #74
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OP, how much to do my Bug eye's headlights? pm me if you want
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Old 06-21-2011, 03:21 AM   #75
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40 bucks will do
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