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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

wheres the best place to get the 3M Windo-Weld Ribbon Sealant?
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

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I love your photos. And great write up. You and downstate have the best photo skills in this board (in my opinion).
thanks man, it means a lot. If you want to see some more of my work, you can check my flickr

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damn that looks good! thanks for the write-up...and damn you got some cajones to pull those bad boys apart. Did you change your fog light bulbs as well?
haha this wasn't the first time I've taken some headlights apart. It was the most difficult though. The fog bulbs are yellow 9005 Noyka bulbs. I love 'em.


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I would pay to have that done.........
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wheres the best place to get the 3M Windo-Weld Ribbon Sealant?
I got it at a local NAPA. They had to order it but it only took a day to arrive. I think it was around $18 and it comes with more than enough to do two lights.

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Old 04-07-2010, 08:43 AM
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

as i said when you first posted this in brilliant black paint thread-

I LOVE IT BRO!!
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

Gosh, I really need to buy a set of those newer styled headlights, flip theyre sexy!
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

that looks sick bro!!!
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

thats awsome!
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

just "popped out" huh????? LOL

Ive reheated this thing 5x and its not budging. Ive pryed and broke and pryed and broke. The housing is getting soft before the glue.........
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just "popped out" huh????? LOL

Ive reheated this thing 5x and its not budging. Ive pryed and broke and pryed and broke. The housing is getting soft before the glue.........
no no, the BEZELS just pop out of the lenses lol The lenses are a bitch to get out of the housings. At one point I felt like doing this to the lights:

Honestly, i don't even know if the heat does anything to the glue but it does soften the housing plastic though which allows the plastic to bend and stretch a little as opposed to cracking.

Put on some leather gloves and grab a couple wide chisels. Find a gap between the lens and housing on the grill side of the light and start working it from there. Just go slowly once you get it up enough, slide another chisel in there and keep going. You may chew the housing up a little on this side but that's ok, you'll never see it because the grill covers it.
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

its heating again....but that baby aint budging
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

ahhhhh...this is the spare broken one. Im not too high on doing this to s $1000 set of lamps...that are 3 weeks old
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lol i know the feeling. I opened a spare set first before I tackled the ones on the Jeep that were only a few hundred miles old. I was snowed in so I had plenty of time to tinker.

The first ones were sealed with silicone but the ones that came on the car had that hard glue. Why couldn't Jeep have stuck with the tried and true sealant that gets soft when you heat it...
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