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post #41 of 56 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 10:45 AM
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When you put the headlight in the oven to warm up the glue, what temp and for how long? This is a terrific mod that I want to do myself.

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I put mine in at 350 degrees for 2 minutes.
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Like he said. My plan is to install them in the headlight, like the Audi lights. I'll be putting a different setup in the two small bumper inserts as soon as I can find something that will work with the billet inserts I currently have installed.
Hey Rusty Looks like you have a project going on. I look forward to seeing the finished product. I installed more LED's for the front lights, here are a few pictures.

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I put mine in at 350 degrees for 2 minutes.
Thanks dude. Also what glue do you use to reseal it
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just used the existing sealant. when you go to close them up put them together the best you can then re-bake them. as soon as you pull them out of the oven squeeze the two halves together as hard as you can working your way around the entire seam. keep doing it until the head light cools enough that it doesnt pull apart any more.
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I was love to do this mod, but the whole putting. Good the headlights in the oven worries me.
I have to agree, I want to attempt this mod, but not sure I could handle it... If anyone decides to trade their RL in, I would swap my oem's for your retros + cash.
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It is not that difficult of a project to do. I bought a donor pair of headlights from Ebay to use. I was concerned I might mess up the OEMS. I put my lights in the oven at 250 degrees and checked every five minutes. I turned off the TV and all my phones as I can easily get distracted and did not want to overcook my lights. Use some mechanic's gloves and make sure you remove all the clips and screw(s). Once the butyl sealant is soft, use some muscle and pull the assemblies apart.

I had more trouble with taking off and replacing the bumper cover to get to the lights!!

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Whenever i bake HL's i normally set the oven to 300, once it's preheated turn the oven off. Put the lights in and should be soft enough in 5-10 min to pull apart.
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Does anyone happen to offer this service by mailing in our current halogens?
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Hey Rusty Looks like you have a project going on. I look forward to seeing the finished product. I installed more LED's for the front lights, here are a few pictures.

Looks great Tony. I want to install my LED lights along the bottom, IE Audi style. I still haven't gotten around to changing out my headlights yet. I simply don't have enough down time be without my truck for a couple of days.

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