Originally Posted by FX2.3
something about your headlight mod makes me want to do it now!
Yea I was a little uneasy about baking my head lights but it turned out pretty well. I have a couple of tips to pass along to every one.
1.) lower your oven racks as low as they go to get away from the preheat coil, and make sure that it is done preheating. I had mine in and thought I would turn the heat up while one was in and it warped a little.
2.) Do them one at a time... trust me you wont be able to get all that glue off before it cools. I actually reheated mine several times, better to be safe with a colder temp and less time than warped lenses.
3.) Thoroughly clean the assembly before, not after. It is much harder when its baked on.
4.) Put the headlight assembly in with the lens up, on a wet towel, on a cookie sheet.
(I continually added water, I am unsure if it's necessary but oh well)
5.) I think that I ultimately did mine for 215 degrees for about 12 mins, but everyone does it a little different.
6.)Also when your lenses are off, use some headlight restorer, if necessary.
7.) When you tape it off DON'T USE MASKING TAPE, use painters tape. If you use masking tape then you will pull the reflective part off. I even had a little trouble with the painters tape being too sticky so I would stick it to my desk a couple of times to get a little sticky off.
8.) I used krylon fusion satin to paint mine and it seems like most ppl use that
9.) Use some type of silicone to reseal the headlight assy, I used clear bathroom silicone
Hopefully this helps some of you who are thinking about doing this.