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Old 04-09-2013, 02:42 PM   #176
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ive done a total of 14 sets now for subbies, 15 for cobalts, and so on and so forwth. not one has leaked
I have a question for a headlight master such as yourself.....I baked my headlights last year to take the reflector out and put in an led strip. It looks great except for a ton of small spiderweb cracks on the inside of my headlights.

What did I do wrong? And is there any way to get rid of them?
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:18 PM   #177
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I have a question for a headlight master such as yourself.....I baked my headlights last year to take the reflector out and put in an led strip. It looks great except for a ton of small spiderweb cracks on the inside of my headlights.

What did I do wrong? And is there any way to get rid of them?
I'm not an "expert", but it sounds like you didn't heat the sealant enough and applied too much pressure on the lenses when you pulled them apart.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:35 PM   #178
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I have a question for a headlight master such as yourself.....I baked my headlights last year to take the reflector out and put in an led strip. It looks great except for a ton of small spiderweb cracks on the inside of my headlights.

What did I do wrong? And is there any way to get rid of them?
one of my taillights came from the factory looking like that.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:14 PM   #179
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Did this two weekends ago.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:19 PM   #180
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Did this two weekends ago.
how long did it take to separate the headlights using a heat gun?
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:25 PM   #181
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It takes maybe 5-7mins with a heat gun on high. Don't get it too close and don't leave it on one spot for more than 2 or 3 seconds.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:49 AM   #182
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Pics of them installed??? ^^
soon
I blacked them out for a guy in New York, I live in California, he shipped them to me, should get them back next week
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:52 AM   #183
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:43 PM   #184
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Just did my headlights. Left them stock, just had moisture in the light. Question.....

1. After baking and pulling apart, did you guys heat up the old seal and move some of it to clean it up? After I baked them, i got heat gun and did that.

2. Was it me or is it a pain in the behind to get out the head lights if you don't remove bumper? ( I have hawkeye front)
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:01 PM   #185
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it's always easier to remove headlight without bumper
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:09 PM   #186
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Today's work:
Right - oxidized
Left - buffed out



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Old 04-28-2013, 02:29 AM   #187
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this may sound like a stupid question, but would the process be the same for 2012 2.0i headlights? i dont like the chrome and would like it black instead
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:08 PM   #188
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this may sound like a stupid question, but would the process be the same for 2012 2.0i headlights? i dont like the chrome and would like it black instead
Yes, the process would be the same
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:09 PM   #189
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Another set of headlights shipped to me from out of state and done this weekend....Randy's from Michigan.

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Old 05-05-2013, 11:50 PM   #190
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Looks good, I've been wanting to do this for a while but I keep pussing out. You've never had a problem with the melting have you?
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:22 AM   #191
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I've never had problem with melting because I bake my headlights at relatively low temperatures (220-230F)
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:07 AM   #192
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Any higher than that and the lenses start to brown a bit. Around 220 is the sweet spot. I used a heat gun last time. Worked great in a fraction of the time.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:36 AM   #193
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:51 AM   #194
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That hawkeye looks amazing, def plan on doing this in the future
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:54 AM   #195
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I wish I wasn't such a ***** to do this
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:57 AM   #196
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I can do it for you. Ship your headlights to me and I'll take care of them
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:13 AM   #197
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:18 PM   #198
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I keep pushing off doing this since the whole oven thing sketches me out. Think going to finally do it soon.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:23 PM   #199
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I keep pushing off doing this since the whole oven thing sketches me out. Think going to finally do it soon.
I was hesitant doing it myself, but very helpful walk through threads, which in turn made it all easier as they were pretty detailed.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:10 AM   #200
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Why didn't Subaru stick with the blacked out housings from the 2011???? I have the chrome on my 13' sti and I don't like it that much. I would do this, but I'm too much of a wimp to try it out.

It's ironic too because I did the spark plug change on my first subaru without too much trouble, but usually when I end up doing a job something bad tends to happen.
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