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Old 08-22-2013, 11:25 AM   #151
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nice read, definitely look to do this when I get my 14' wrx in
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:19 AM   #152
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Not sure if this has been asked, gas oven or electric? Not sure if it would make a difference
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:21 AM   #153
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Not sure if this has been asked, gas oven or electric? Not sure if it would make a difference
Great question, I used an electric for these lights that I have been doing lately. Any that I have done before were done in a gas stove. They both work really well but I feel that the gas allows you to go lower in temperature when you are using it to bake paint.
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:24 PM   #154
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Thanks, this question actually came up at a meet I was at last night ha-ha. They had the same concern I had at first. I was going to do it this weekend but no where actually carries the metalcast yellow. Looks like I will be ordering it online. Thanks for the awesome write-up!
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:14 PM   #155
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Finally did it..

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Old 08-25-2013, 05:59 PM   #156
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should i use gloss black or flat black? Is there a certain type of paint required?
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:59 PM   #157
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should i use gloss black or flat black? Is there a certain type of paint required?
Flat black high heat paint is the reccomended paint. BBQ grill paint is good for this
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:40 PM   #158
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Just finished up another members STi headlights.
This set received yellow high-beam bowls, satin black housing, black turn signal, and black reflector.

Perfection!









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Old 09-13-2013, 09:43 PM   #159
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Ooooh snap! That looks sick!
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:51 PM   #160
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^^ Im actually speechless haha.. Those look amazing!
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:06 PM   #161
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Ooooh snap! That looks sick!
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^^ Im actually speechless haha.. Those look amazing!
Thanks guys!

If anyone has interest in getting theirs done, send me a message at: Facebook.com/OverlandDesigns

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Old 09-14-2013, 02:07 PM   #162
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Nvm, got that, now I have standard non-HID lights and I removed 3 bulbs, 3 10mm screws, and 6 Phillips head screws. How do I remove the wiring that the bulbs were connected to? It runs through the housing.

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Old 09-14-2013, 11:41 PM   #163
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Nvm, got that, now I have standard non-HID lights and I removed 3 bulbs, 3 10mm screws, and 6 Phillips head screws. How do I remove the wiring that the bulbs were connected to? It runs through the housing.
To get the harness out from inside the housing, you'll need to remove the plug from the bottom of the light. It should be a smaller 1" grommet.
One you remove that, the harness can be fished out from there.

Are you sure you up for splitting and painting? Hate to see you damage a $700 light. PM me if you run into trouble.

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Old 09-14-2013, 11:49 PM   #164
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To get the harness out from inside the housing, you'll need to remove the plug from the bottom of the light. It should be a smaller 1" grommet.
One you remove that, the harness can be fished out from there.

Are you sure you up for splitting and painting? Hate to see you damage a $700 light. PM me if you run into trouble.

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I looked on this thread and saw that the light can be baked with the wiring still in the housing. I removed the bulbs just to be safe and used the same paint you did after I got it seperated. I hope it's ready to be reinstalled tomorrow. My concern is refitting everything, and then getting it right with no fogging later. Is there any additional type of adhesive that you know is effective if the original adhesive leaks?
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:58 PM   #165
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To get the harness out from inside the housing, you'll need to remove the plug from the bottom of the light. It should be a smaller 1" grommet.
One you remove that, the harness can be fished out from there.

Are you sure you up for splitting and painting? Hate to see you damage a $700 light. PM me if you run into trouble.

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I see what you did there
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:41 AM   #166
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I looked on this thread and saw that the light can be baked with the wiring still in the housing. I removed the bulbs just to be safe and used the same paint you did after I got it seperated. I hope it's ready to be reinstalled tomorrow. My concern is refitting everything, and then getting it right with no fogging later. Is there any additional type of adhesive that you know is effective if the original adhesive leaks?
I use a small amount of (THIS) butyl rubber glue to seal the areas near the screws. Before I started using this stuff I was still able to get a good seal with fogging issues. As long as you heat the housing and lens enough to get the glue soft again, you should be more than fine.

Good luck!
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:07 PM   #167
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:19 PM   #168
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Wished all write ups was like this. Very thorough and with lots of pictures. Good job.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:21 PM   #169
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Wished all write ups was like this. Very thorough and with lots of pictures. Good job.
Thanks man, enjoy!!
Give it a shot too, it's a fun afternoon project.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:10 AM   #170
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Overland, just a beautiful job and write up. This is exactly what I was hoping for in a DIY. I now have the confidence to do it myself. Your car looks excellent too. I love it!
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:26 PM   #171
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anyone done a gunmetal housing? I have a white wrx and sometimes I think it's a little racoon-ish when the headlights are blacked out too much. I do hate the chrome but love the look of the highbeam/DRL housing painted yellow.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:21 AM   #172
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anyone done a gunmetal housing? I have a white wrx and sometimes I think it's a little racoon-ish when the headlights are blacked out too much. I do hate the chrome but love the look of the highbeam/DRL housing painted yellow.
I sprayed my turn signal chrome cup gunmetal. I'll see if I can get a pic for you. I wouldn't how ever spray the high beam housing with gun metal. 2 very light coats of reflective gunmetal really cut down on the visibility of the turn signal, it is just above the level that I would be trying to figure out how to take it off, for respect of other drivers.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:19 PM   #173
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That looks legit, I've been wanting to do this to mine but i guess i dont want to mess up the headlight. How hard or easy is it to mess up the headlight by baking it?
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:06 PM   #174
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That looks legit, I've been wanting to do this to mine but i guess i dont want to mess up the headlight. How hard or easy is it to mess up the headlight by baking it?
Follow the directions and you'll be fine. Just don't be Like me and not take out all the screws then wonder why it isn't opening (stupid moment, we all have them). Its quite easy.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:27 PM   #175
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I sprayed my turn signal chrome cup gunmetal. I'll see if I can get a pic for you. I wouldn't how ever spray the high beam housing with gun metal. 2 very light coats of reflective gunmetal really cut down on the visibility of the turn signal, it is just above the level that I would be trying to figure out how to take it off, for respect of other drivers.
So are you saying no dark colors? Im wanting to do mine, and i want to just black the whole thing out, maybe some red accents. I rarely use high beams but Id still rather not cut down on visibility
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