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Old 06-07-2013, 06:13 PM   #26
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Great write up. Makes me more comfortable doing my own lights.
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:44 PM   #27
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that looks sick dude. actually put that in the oven?
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:35 PM   #28
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that looks sick dude. actually put that in the oven?
Yeah, cooked a pizza in there shortly after
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:47 PM   #29
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Yeah, cooked a pizza in there shortly after
Lol. Did it have a little extra flavor from the headlights
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:54 PM   #30
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Thanks guys!

(HERE) is the link to the LED's. You will also need (THIS) to stop the hyper blinking from happening from using the LED's.
Don't have any night images yet... It gets dark at 9:30 here and I'm sleeping by then during the week, lol. Probably this weekend I'll take some.

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Okay thank Again for the info on all of this
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:18 PM   #31
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Thanks guys!

(HERE) is the link to the LED's. You will also need (THIS) to stop the hyper blinking from happening from using the LED's.
Don't have any night images yet... It gets dark at 9:30 here and I'm sleeping by then during the week, lol. Probably this weekend I'll take some.

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Thanks for the links. If you happen to get a chance could to take a picture with the DRL on during the day?
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:01 AM   #32
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Looks really clean. Awesome write up.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:24 PM   #33
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Fantastic work! got to see these in person today at WBM, can't wait to jump into the project myself.

btw thanks for the tips on the lights and the alacantra interior pieces as well.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:29 PM   #34
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Great Write Up. I was looking to see if there was a way to paint the chrome a color similar to the Blue shrouds on the Skyactive Mazdas
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:45 AM   #35
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What's the point of painting the reflectors black instead of just throwing them out? I can't really see that part in the completed headlight, so I can't see what it looks like assembled. I just usually throw it out and didn't know if I was missing something. Nice work, btw!
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:25 AM   #36
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Thank you very much for the excellent write up and documentation of the process!
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:56 AM   #37
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A little off topic, but does anyone know if WRX tail lights for a 2007 would be compatible on just a regular 2007 Impreza?
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:47 AM   #38
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A little off topic, but does anyone know if WRX tail lights for a 2007 would be compatible on just a regular 2007 Impreza?
Not just little, way off topic. The answer is yes.
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:54 AM   #39
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Looks really good with the painted reflectors. When I did mine I didn't do that. I like the way they both look equally though.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:47 PM   #40
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Awesome job! Never thought on using metal cast to paint the reflector bowls. Imma do this next time I refresh my head lights!

Want pics with the high beams on!
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:14 PM   #41
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Did you notice any major decrease in light output from the highbeams?
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:10 PM   #42
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Can you come help me do mine? I'm in Lawton, OK







Jk....thanks for the write up!!!! I'm doing this on the holiday weekend coming up and will be using this DIY

Edit: did you sand or primer anything before basecoat?

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Old 06-12-2013, 12:24 PM   #43
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headlights look amazing. Im going to have to try this ASAP. Mine are a bit foggy on the inside of the lenses. Any input on cleaning the insides of the lenses?
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:40 PM   #44
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awesome write up, I feel much more comfortable baking and painting them myself. thanks!
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:32 PM   #45
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headlights look amazing. Im going to have to try this ASAP. Mine are a bit foggy on the inside of the lenses. Any input on cleaning the insides of the lenses?
It's not a good idea to clean the inside of the lenses at all. They have a special film on the internal side that shouldn't be touched during the process.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:00 PM   #46
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how about compressed air the ones they use cleaning PC? can I use that to blow out the dust from inside the lense?

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It's not a good idea to clean the inside of the lenses at all. They have a special film on the internal side that shouldn't be touched during the process.
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:26 PM   #47
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Looks really clean. Awesome write up.
Thanks!

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Fantastic work! got to see these in person today at WBM, can't wait to jump into the project myself.

btw thanks for the tips on the lights and the alacantra interior pieces as well.
No problem, it was nice to meet you in person also. Cheers!

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Great Write Up. I was looking to see if there was a way to paint the chrome a color similar to the Blue shrouds on the Skyactive Mazdas
With them opened up, you can easily paint them any color you want

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What's the point of painting the reflectors black instead of just throwing them out? I can't really see that part in the completed headlight, so I can't see what it looks like assembled. I just usually throw it out and didn't know if I was missing something. Nice work, btw!
The reflectors are a huge part of the light, if you just leave them out, you will have a 3"x4" gap in the park/turn area and have a big chrome section to look at. I chose to paint it black to blend in with the rest of the housing.

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Thank you very much for the excellent write up and documentation of the process!
Thanks!

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Looks really good with the painted reflectors. When I did mine I didn't do that. I like the way they both look equally though.
If you don't paint them and just take them out, they will blend well with the park/turn area. Since I darkened mine down a bit, I felt going all black made if flow with the rest of the black housing better.

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Awesome job! Never thought on using metal cast to paint the reflector bowls. Imma do this next time I refresh my head lights!

Want pics with the high beams on!
Working on it. I thought I would have time during the WBM show but never did, soon!

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Did you notice any major decrease in light output from the highbeams?
Yeah, I would guess about 10-15% decrease in output. Hard to tell but the yellow color tricks my eyes to thinking the light is sharper so I feel I actually see better.

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Can you come help me do mine? I'm in Lawton, OK


Jk....thanks for the write up!!!! I'm doing this on the holiday weekend coming up and will be using this DIY

Edit: did you sand or primer anything before basecoat?
Haha, I've been asked to do crazier things lately.
Nope, no sanding or priming. The lights are completely dust and oil free before they are sealed so as long as you don't touch anything with a greasy finger, you should be fine.

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headlights look amazing. Im going to have to try this ASAP. Mine are a bit foggy on the inside of the lenses. Any input on cleaning the insides of the lenses?
If they are foggy on the inside, they may have been split already. Unless you installed aftermarket bulbs and didn't put the covers back on correctly. Once they go into the oven they will dry out naturally. Look for any bad seals or o-rings when you take them apart.

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awesome write up, I feel much more comfortable baking and painting them myself. thanks!
Thank you!

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how about compressed air the ones they use cleaning PC? can I use that to blow out the dust from inside the lens?
Sure, if you have dust, you can blow that off for sure. Just make sure you hold it upright. That frozen spray of death that comes out of there will ruin the paint if you hold the can upside down
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:29 PM   #48
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Fantastic write up. Your attention to detail and taking the time to write this up is awesome. Much respect!
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:31 AM   #49
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It's not a good idea to clean the inside of the lenses at all. They have a special film on the internal side that shouldn't be touched during the process.

bull**** use a clean
BRAND NEW microfiber towel and a window cleaner and gently clean the inner lense. spray the chemical on the towel and not the lense. and hold it up to the light to make sure your not scratching it. ive done numerous sets now with this method since mine had condensation in them due to a crack in the rear. fixxed it 100% with NO DAMAGE
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:48 AM   #50
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Did you use extra glue to re-seal the light? sorry if this was ask already.
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