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Old 05-21-2000, 12:03 AM   #1
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Angry SELF-MAKE CLEAR CORNER

Any one treid makgin ther own clear con? the instruction is give in the site, but i spend one hour and coudl not even do the first step... any one treid and sucessful??
please help out, and give me some suggestion..
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Old 05-21-2000, 07:49 AM   #2
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I think you'd do best to go with ISR's clear corners...65 bucks isn't a bad price and it will save you the inherent aggravation that comes from having the will to work without the skill to work.

Automorph also sells clears for a good price. I got mine for 70 shipped.

I'm not particularly good with repairs so I decided to pass on the DIY clear corners. If suggest you do the same...you can take credit for em if you want.
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Old 05-21-2000, 03:25 PM   #3
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i thought that the DIY clear corners were fairly easy to do, but i had help from an auto bodt specialists. a nice alternative to those pricey japan clear corners, if u do get them apat, be sure to put some silicone back in there to keep them watertight.
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Old 05-21-2000, 04:38 PM   #4
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I wouldnt say that they were easy to do, but if you spend enough time on them you will eventally get the lens off. It took me about 45 minutes to do the first lens. The second took me about ten.
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Old 05-21-2000, 04:49 PM   #5
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It isn't hard you just have to be patient.Use a lot of heat that is the best advice I can give heat is what makes it easy. let the heat do the work so you don't have to pull and pry and potentially break something. A good tool to have is the little beveled thing that connects to hairdryers I dont know what it is called but it is kind of V shaped it lets you direct the air better into the edge instead of all over the place

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Old 05-21-2000, 04:49 PM   #6
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I had giulio do mine (great job! ) and it didnt seem that hard to do. I think the hardest part was heating the lens enough to get that glue loose. From there he took a dremel tool and shaved off the sides of the orange lense. Onces those were off, he just poped out the orange lense. Give that a try
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Old 05-21-2000, 05:23 PM   #7
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Old 05-21-2000, 10:43 PM   #8
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I found the mod to be fairly easy also. I used a hair dryer to heat up the outer lense and then placed them in boiling water to get the glue soft on the inner amber lense and then just wiggled a butter knife into the edges and whola clear corners :P
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Old 05-21-2000, 11:43 PM   #9
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I actually just did mine this morning. It took about an hour for the first one and only about 15 minutes for the second. I found the key to be start prying it apart at the bottom front corner and use a razor blade to cut the rubber glue stuff as you are pulling it apart. It looks great when you are finished though.

Good luck
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Old 05-22-2000, 12:03 AM   #10
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do as keith said....use a dremmel tool....its real easy that way.....thats how i did mine...took no longer than a half an hour.
 
Old 05-22-2000, 07:36 AM   #11
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Keith's was my 4th set
That was the first time i used a heat gun- WOW was that sooo much faster than a space heater (but now i got a burn in my rug ) heh heh
Anyone else want me to do thier's, let me know. I like to do it.
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Old 05-22-2000, 10:43 AM   #12
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I heard that boiling the lenses is also another way of heating up the glue(whatever) that holds the peices together...
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Old 05-22-2000, 10:50 AM   #13
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Hey now I've seen it all, I saw a Z71 or whaterver the big king cab that GM makes, with clear rear lights. Now would that be rice or what would that be called. It just didnt look right.
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Old 05-22-2000, 10:57 AM   #14
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I have a 98' and had no problem with them. I was using a real nice heat gun though. However, my girlfriend has a 2000 RS and her corners turned out impossible to remove without chipping, even with 450 degrees on them. I finaly gave up on hers for fear of shattering the whole thing.
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Old 05-22-2000, 03:16 PM   #15
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I have a 2000 and I boiled my corners, then with some pulling the glue just gave. Then I used pliers and the orange inside came out intact.
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