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Old 04-14-2004, 06:14 PM   #276
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Interesting. So i guess the key is to make sure the sealent/caulk is evenly distributed when you close it back up.
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Old 04-14-2004, 07:00 PM   #277
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I had moisture, but not due to humidity. When prying open the headlight on top with a flat screwdriver, I scraped too much of the caulk.

So, when I washed the car, water trickled down where it was not properly sealed up, and pooled at the very bottom.

When the engine bay gets hot or when the headlights heat up the interior, pooled water heats up and evaporates. As soon as you turn off the car and things start to cooll down, moisture will appear. Taking the turn signal bulb will make some of the moist air escape and you will get less condensation inside, but its a temporary solution and as soon as it rains or wash your car, water will keep accumulating.

So rebaking, resealing, and recaulking took care of it.
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Old 04-15-2004, 04:46 AM   #278
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Well I know this has probally been asked but I want to paint the housing black. So give it a light sand and just paint? What paint should I use?

Thanks
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Old 04-17-2004, 11:42 AM   #279
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it's been 2 weeks and i've had no condensation...i'd definatly suggest getting some silicon selant and sealing that shizzle up before you slap them back on
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Old 04-18-2004, 03:14 AM   #280
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just wanted to show off a little
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Old 04-18-2004, 03:15 AM   #281
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that came out WAYYYYYYYYYYY too big, sorry guys
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Old 04-20-2004, 01:58 AM   #282
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just a random question..

isnt it illegal, not to have orange lights??

btw, its Australia here

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Old 04-20-2004, 12:34 PM   #283
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Depends on the State/Country. Here in California, you do not have to have orange front turn/parking lights. As long as they aren't red or blue, you're fine.
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:55 PM   #284
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has any one tried painting the inside body color instead of leaving chrome or painting it black
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Old 04-28-2004, 01:43 PM   #285
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Do not paint the chrome part or else your light's will not reflect out in front of you. Meaning your light bulb will be on but not enough reflection of light to light in front of you.
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:29 PM   #286
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Do not paint the chrome part or else your light's will not reflect out in front of you. Meaning your light bulb will be on but not enough reflection of light to light in front of you.
he's referring to the front chrome housing and not the reflective housing. there are 2 parts in the light. the front part and the rear. the pic above shows the front part painted black, yet leaving the reflector chromed. no differnece in lighting with the front portion painted.

BTW, i got the silve colored bulbs that flash orange for around $15 for 4
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:10 PM   #287
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[quote]Originally posted by Quack
[b]he's referring to the front chrome housing and not the reflective housing. there are 2 parts in the light. the front part and the rear. the pic above shows the front part painted black, yet leaving the reflector chromed.

yes this is what i ment to say. has anyone ever done this if you have please post pics
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Old 04-29-2004, 07:55 AM   #288
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just like the '05 STi lights



i took out the orange pieces the other day, because i finally got the silver colored bulbs that flash amber.

also check page 10 of this thread for more pics.

edit: oop's i thought you were speedadikt...i don't know of anyone painting to match the body color. it could work, but getting the paint to shine would be a little tough.

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Old 04-29-2004, 09:28 PM   #289
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Quote:
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[because i finally got the silver colored bulbs that flash amber.
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Do you mind sharing where with the rest of the class?
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Old 04-30-2004, 12:14 AM   #290
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Old 04-30-2004, 12:20 AM   #291
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Old 05-01-2004, 01:04 PM   #292
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im not a fan of the clear lights.
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Old 05-02-2004, 04:39 AM   #293
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what about a black chrom outer housing instead of flat black? anyone know where I can get black chrom paint or dark grey tint paint??
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Old 05-02-2004, 06:07 PM   #294
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I clear out my 04 STi today.
took about 2 hours or so.
it was very easy. it did take some effor to pry the housing apart after baking it.
If you have a white car, be very careful taking out and putting the housing back into the car, the bumper scratches very easy.

Also i put my housing with the HID balast and bulb into the oven and it all worked out fine.

thank you skivvie for a great write up.
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Old 05-03-2004, 10:01 PM   #295
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netzr0... got any pics? I'm lookin to do up my white STi soon...
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Old 05-04-2004, 05:24 PM   #296
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Quote:
Originally posted by bigbobchamp
netzr0... got any pics? I'm lookin to do up my white STi soon...
here yah go






if you want to see more see them all here.
http://www.nucifera.net/images/sti/
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Old 05-04-2004, 11:21 PM   #297
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How big is the difference between the glossy, semi-glossy, and flat black?
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Old 05-04-2004, 11:26 PM   #298
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Also any recommendation on the type of paint? Should I just look for some high-temp paint?

As well, how do you guys think the amber turn signal plastic would look smoked out?

Thanks a bunch.
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Old 05-05-2004, 03:08 PM   #299
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I just did this yesterday, with my friend and I it only took about an hour including baking time. LOOOOKS CLLEEEAN! thank you soo much.
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Old 05-05-2004, 03:09 PM   #300
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I just did this yesterday, with my friend and I it only took about an hour including baking time. LOOOOKS CLLEEEAN! thank you soo much. taam
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