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Old 08-02-2005
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Destroyed my clear corners

yeah.. well i tried the headlight mod on my clear corners first, so incase i messed them up, i could put the stock one's back on. as luck would have it.. i destroyed them, lol.

i started them out on 200degrees, for like 5 mins.. but nothin was moving.. then i tried 250 for 5 mins.. still, nothing.. then i tried 300 for about 3 mins.. took them out, and the back side(that i had it laying on) was melting to the tin foil. i figured, ok, no big deal, i can seperate them, and repair that part later. so i take them out, used a flat blade screw driver to lightly pry it open, and bam.. the lense and the housing warped to the screw driver. i figured it was screwed, but i better try to pry it appart for practice anyway. so i continued.. nothing else really got messed up, but at the same time, it wasnt prying appart at all. i'd feel it start to pry, but then i'd start to get hairline cracks forming. so i gave up. my stock amber corner's are back on the truck right now, sigh.

so, my question is, how does everyone else get this done with out the mess ups??? it seems like if i heat it to what's recommended, the plastic bends like crazy, but still doesnt' seperate!
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theyre supposed to go in for like 15 mins at 200degrees, this way its not hot enought to melt the plastic but it slowly melts the glue
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i figured i read wrong.. i thought it was 300 degrees at 15 mins.. so i thought id start out at 200 to be safe.. oh well.. i get to try again once i get another set.
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acully ask jared he did his....

clear corners have to be baked at a lower temp otherwise they will melt
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yeah im at the point where i want to ask someone else to just do it for me, lol. ill send them my headlights and corner lenses if they wouldn't mind.
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yeah im at the point where i want to ask someone else to just do it for me, lol. ill send them my headlights and corner lenses if they wouldn't mind.
PM jared and see how he did it
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PM jared and see how he did it
lol, i just PMed you asking if you knew his member name on here.
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lol, i just PMed you asking if you knew his member name on here.
PM sent!
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you hsould have tried it out on the stock corners first.
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Lol, don't just jam the screwdriver in, wiggle it around between the clear part and the housing the help the glue separate, then slowly work around the housing. Thats how I got my headlights apart.
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Jared used a heat gun to get his clear corners apart.
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The after market lens might have a different glue in them?
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Jared used a heat gun to get his clear corners apart.
personally thats what I would use i wouldnt use the oven
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I boiled mine the second time. The first time I baked them and had problems.
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Don't feel too bad. I tried to put blue strobes running 20 watts each in my clear corners. They were awsome!! Light swept 180 degrees from straight ahead to almost straight back.... until the lenes melted while I was blocking a road at a car accident for an hour or two.
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I did the EXACT same thing. My backing warped all crazy....and figured that I could repair the mounting tabs, but they broke and blah blah blah.

So.....lesson learned. I'll be trying this again.....but at 200 for 15 min and with patience......
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Don't feel too bad. I tried to put blue strobes running 20 watts each in my clear corners. They were awsome!! Light swept 180 degrees from straight ahead to almost straight back.... until the lenes melted while I was blocking a road at a car accident for an hour or two.
ouch that sucks!!!
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Jared used a heat gun to get his clear corners apart.

haha i used a heat gun to re bend the corner lense back to how it was supposed to be since it warped.... i still used an oven.

also I have yours apart Kyle, and primmed... just waiting for that to dry today and then i will finish them up hopefully before the weekend



And alos PM sent back to you good luck !!!
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also I have yours apart Kyle, and primmed... just waiting for that to dry today and then i will finish them up hopefully before the weekend
Awesome! Thanks a ton Jared!
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I did mine Sunday night...1st did the stock ones..and they came apart NO PROBLEM..

then i did the clears got one apart good..did the second and chipped a lil piece off so i finished looks good you really cant see that chunk missin unless your right on top of the truck..but mine turned out good...

thanks Jared....now the clears match the headlight..that matches the truck...
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I did mine Sunday night...1st did the stock ones..and they came apart NO PROBLEM..

then i did the clears got one apart good..did the second and chipped a lil piece off so i finished looks good you really cant see that chunk missin unless your right on top of the truck..but mine turned out good...

thanks Jared....now the clears match the headlight..that matches the truck...
any time bro,

i got Kyles apart with no problem, no warping or anything... so im going to redo mine... haha i might have to start doing this for ppl haha
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any time bro,

i got Kyles apart with no problem, no warping or anything... so im going to redo mine... haha i might have to start doing this for ppl haha
hey, when i get my new set in a week or 2, or whenever, would you wanna do mine???

lol, and Pinecone, i didnt jam the screw driver in it.. i figured it was going to be a pain, so i took it slow expecting it to be.. but yeah, i had the oven set at 300degrees.. the things were bending like crazy.. i could take my hand and basically squeeze them into a liquid if i had wanted, lol. (but amazingly, the damn things wouldnt seperate!)
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wanderr if my new Headlight bulb will melt my socket there 80/100W
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you take everythin out of the headlight/clear corners b4 you melt em..

you gunna redo yours or get some more and do some more..ill buy your old ones since i got a lil crack
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How much to do a set of headlights and amber corners, Jared???
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