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Old 01-10-2001, 02:31 PM   #1
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Question seriously, how hard is it to do the DIY clear corners?

seriously, how hard is it to do the DIY clear corners? i think i am going to rty and find someone who has stock ones laying around, if anyone has any?

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Old 01-10-2001, 02:34 PM   #2
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Just follow the instructions and take your time. That easy.
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Old 01-10-2001, 02:45 PM   #3
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got any tips or extra advice, like what is used to adhere the two peices back together obviously the stuff already existing on them, but anything better? say, taking off the existing goo and replacing it with something better?

also what size bulbs go into the housing after, and do i have to put orange bulbs in them, or can i use something different, i live in Massachusetts?

going to do this on an MY00 RS

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Old 01-10-2001, 03:01 PM   #4
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Just get a set of the clears. I think they're around $60 and you've got your spare set still plus you've saved by not buying the other stock set as the backups.
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Old 01-10-2001, 03:05 PM   #5
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If you go DIY, use a heat gun,the hair dryer takes forever. Just dont hold it in one place and melt your lense, and use gloves, you can get burned easily. I did it and never cracked either of them. Use the heat gun and a paint scraper to do it. Lineing(sp) them back up at the end is the toughest part.
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Old 01-10-2001, 03:57 PM   #6
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I think if you search back into the archives, you should be able to find lots of good info (some of which was mine ). Its been awhile, but lets see here: I used a hair dryer for mine and slowly worked around the edges. I kept it almost too hot to touch and slowly pulled apart with even force. Keep going, they will eventually come apart. Once apart, I just used a dremel with a small bit and then broke off the pieces with a small set of pliers. I went back over the edges where the orange attached to clean it up. Then you just heat up the goo (again almost too hot to touch) and slowly press it back together. Keep heating it until its all together.

As for the bulbs, I went to the local ******* shop and bought some japanese hybrid blue bulbs.
http://216.242.153.40/MembersList/Vi...15&PicNumber=1

I'm completely satisfied with them. No need to spend the money on real OEM clears.
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Old 01-10-2001, 05:24 PM   #7
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The only thing I did really differently was instead of "chipping" off the orange part, I softened it with the heat gun and then used an exacto knife to slowly "peel" if off. Just take your time and use some other kind of adhesent besides the stuff that already there, and you're set!
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Old 01-10-2001, 06:06 PM   #8
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I hadn't thought of that ImprezaL, good show!
Course, the adhesive for the orange stuff wasn't that strong and the orange piece basically snapped right off the attachment point.
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Old 01-10-2001, 10:08 PM   #9
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I would buy clear corners...It looks MUCH better. After i did my DIY the space where the orange used to be just looks out of place.

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Old 01-10-2001, 11:29 PM   #10
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I did mine about a year ago now and didn't use a heat gun or hair dryer. The people were still testing it and I figured heat makes plastic brittle so why risk it. It still worked fine with no cracks or stress marks. I think the real key is... take... your... time. I agree with Swivel though the bought clears look better.
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Old 01-11-2001, 07:39 AM   #11
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Take your time is all i got to say as i was in a rush and got a small crack in one of mine but you can't see it unless you get upclose.
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Old 01-11-2001, 08:36 AM   #12
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The true clears look much more finished than the DIY. I'm gonna get them once I find the lowest price. Any suggestions???

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Old 01-11-2001, 11:40 AM   #13
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I have a 98 RS and got mine off fine with use of a professional heat gun.
My girlfriend has a 2000 RS. I tried to do hers and no matter what I did, hers would not come free, I actually cracked hers a little. Don't know if they changed for 2000 but the gasket material is sure different.
just be carefull
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Old 01-11-2001, 04:35 PM   #14
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Go with the OEM clears. It looks much better. Keep your eye on ebay. I just got mine a few weeks ago. I won the auction on Christmas for $48. They fit perfect and look great.

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Old 01-11-2001, 06:32 PM   #15
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hey, joostin, i live near you. i did it to mine, and i can help you out with yours if you want. It's pretty easy, and you don't need anything extra.
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Old 01-12-2001, 12:40 AM   #16
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I used a dremel to remove the oragnge lip and then popped them out. I would by the OEM clears, but I'd rather go fast or turn better....These are free.
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Old 01-12-2001, 08:13 AM   #17
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You lazy people.

Doing the clears is easy if you take your time and don't pull hard and pay attention to the tabs.

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Old 01-12-2001, 11:26 AM   #18
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i suggest a new bulb. it looks like poo w/ the stock one.
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Old 01-13-2001, 04:47 PM   #19
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i just did it and it was easy just follow the instuctions
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Old 01-13-2001, 07:21 PM   #20
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i just did mine tonight. i have a heat gun which makes the job hell of a lot easier. use the heat gun on the orange part until they start to sqeak and bend then pop them out. it took me 45 minutes and no cracks. just remember not to heat the clear part but the backing. it makes that chewing gum/tree sap stuff more workable.
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Old 01-13-2001, 11:58 PM   #21
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Seriously man, just buy a set of the cleared ones. Look much beeter than the DIY ones.
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