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Old 06-19-2013, 12:06 AM   #201
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Has anyone tried baking headlights that had a clear bra installed?

The 06 WRX I bought has clear bra all over the front including the lights and I want to do a retrofit, but am worried about removing the 3M film unnecessarily or ruining the lights if the stuff melts.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:45 PM   #202
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Heres my first attempt at anything like this. wanted to do something different so I did florescent yellow around the projectors.




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Old 06-20-2013, 01:59 PM   #203
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Heres my first attempt at anything like this. wanted to do something different so I did florescent yellow around the projectors.




Its your car, but it looks surprised. I'm not a fan at all.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:44 PM   #204
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Ew ^. Not feeling it at all.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:52 PM   #205
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Yea Im still not sure how I feel about it. Before I go ripping them apart again Im going to think about it some more. Other thought was to black out the projectors and sides then put on some Morimoto xBALED angel eyes. Would have that thin yellow ring on the projectors when not on but look much less bold. Thoughts?
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:07 AM   #206
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the one thing i regret not doing was painting the high beam bowl with a yellow glass paint. looks totally bad ass.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:35 PM   #207
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:17 PM   #208
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:18 PM   #209
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My retrofit


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Old 06-23-2013, 08:47 AM   #210
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Has anyone tried baking headlights that had a clear bra installed?

The 06 WRX I bought has clear bra all over the front including the lights and I want to do a retrofit, but am worried about removing the 3M film unnecessarily or ruining the lights if the stuff melts.

use a heat gun and run it back and forth along the seem of the light, and that will work just as well, but i recommend another person because doing it alone with a heatgun can suck the big one, doing with a partner is easy.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:35 PM   #211
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:26 PM   #212
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How much do you charge for people to do people's headlights for them?

Since I'm sorta local, could I just come to you and have you do them sometime so my car isn't down for a few days?
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:24 AM   #213
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No daytime pics yet...

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Old 06-24-2013, 03:00 PM   #214
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Anyone who has a hawkeye or a headlight with a projector you can pull out the cutoff plate that makes the projector light low and spray it whatever color and in the light it will reflect through the projector ball. I tested a headlight.
This is chevy engine block orange
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:54 AM   #215
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My yellow was too bright so I redid them today.

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Old 06-25-2013, 12:10 PM   #216
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use a heat gun and run it back and forth along the seem of the light, and that will work just as well, but i recommend another person because doing it alone with a heatgun can suck the big one, doing with a partner is easy.
I don't have a heat gun
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:48 PM   #217
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DIY? How long did it take? Write up or advise? I have the same car and it needs it bad... Too much chrome for a black car.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:08 AM   #218
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DIY? How long did it take? Write up or advise? I have the same car and it needs it bad... Too much chrome for a black car.
It takes about 4-5 hrs.

I did 2012 STI headlights today.





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Old 07-17-2013, 11:28 PM   #219
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I really like the outcome just to sketched out to try it. Is there anyway to really "fail" at this? I just want to clear my headlights aka remove the amber stuff that's all.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:38 PM   #220
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I really like the outcome just to sketched out to try it. Is there anyway to really "fail" at this? I just want to clear my headlights aka remove the amber stuff that's all.
There's only a few ways to fail.

You bake it too hot or too long.
You mess up the housing when prying it apart (deforming the housing/seal).
You don't seal it well enough and they leak (this one is easily fixable though but can be caused by the prying that damaged the housing).

As long as you don't rush it, you should be fine.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:20 AM   #221
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There's only a few ways to fail.

You bake it too hot or too long.
You mess up the housing when prying it apart (deforming the housing/seal).
You don't seal it well enough and they leak (this one is easily fixable though but can be caused by the prying that damaged the housing).

As long as you don't rush it, you should be fine.
I just baked mine today. It's really hard to fail if you ask me, 220 for 20 minutes was perfect and it came apart easily.
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:12 AM   #222
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did you guys re use the glue that seals the headlights or use some sikaflex or what ever its called?
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:40 AM   #223
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i wish i had time to do this, plus i would probably mess mine up..
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:44 AM   #224
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I have done a set already and I re-used 1 headlight resealed perfect the other lets in a tiny amount of moisture
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Old 07-18-2013, 10:13 AM   #225
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I just baked mine today. It's really hard to fail if you ask me, 220 for 20 minutes was perfect and it came apart easily.
what the....from my experience there is no need to bake the lights that long. 200 for 10 mins is definitely all it takes.

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