Well I took a crack at painting my clear corners today and figured I would post up my tips and some pictures.
First of the tools and supplies you will need;
- flat head screw driver
- clear bathroom sealant
- paint of your choice
- blue painters tape
First clean your corners of any grime with soap and water and preheat your oven to ~ 190*.
Temperatures and times can vary but WATCH the corners constantly to avoid melting them.
I started with the corners in for 4 minutes, then managed to break the seal and get most of the lens off then back in for another 2-3 and I was able to work the lens all the way off.
I started prying here, once the seal is broken work your way slowly around from your point of entry.
Once some of the lens is off I found the bast way to separate them was to run the blade of the screw driver up along the joint, this is also the place that has the most material so it can handle some extra force when needed.
Most of the way open, back into the oven.
Then its time to tape, take your time to get smooth sharp lines, the better the tape job the better the corners will look.
Paints I used - Duplicolor adhesion promoter and Metalcast Smoke.
Painting - remember light coats
un-tape after the paint has tacked
then reseal with clear bathroom silicon
Hope this is some help for people looking to do their corners - Now Im off to do my headlights