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headlight mod boiling

Has anyone done the headlight mod with boiling water instead of the oven? If so how did it work?
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I didnt do that with the headlights, but I did with the clear corners. Works great. Just don't get any boiling water on the inside reflective part.
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ok. how long did you hold it in there for?
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I'm sorry, but what mod are you guys talking about exactly?
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the headlight mod..

basically, you take apart the lights and paint the insides black while leaving the circles chrome
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Well the corners are smaller so they'll take less time than the headlights. I believe John Nel3z did his headlights with the water...trying PMing him.

For the corners it took maybe 5-10 minutes. I held them in the water with hotdog thongs and every 1 min or two I would gently try to pry them open until the seal finally gave.

Whiterabbit...looks like this





My corners look differnt now. I painted over the silver reflective part, which you can see in the first pic.

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http://www.generation-edge.info/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=641
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thats cool, never seen that before, so you just heat it up to get the clear outside off then you tape off the reflective part and paint the rest. if im wrong please correct me im very interested in this.
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they sell em on ebay already done

or get some guts and throw them in the oven (:
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ive been looking on ebay for blacked out headlights and corners but i havent been able to find them. maybe someone else has seen them for a 03.
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Save your money and do it yourself. Highroller..grow a set. :)



Texasfan, the link I provided above explains everything
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I ended up having to buy mine of ebay.
When i was doing the mod, i taped of the part i didnt want to paint and as i was doing so i noticed that the chrome was getting stuck to the tape as i was adjusting it. So i said f*** this, and once i got all the tape off i went to clean it with some glass cleaner even more of the chrome came off the housing.
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Just make sure u get it sealed back up good mine has started to get moisture in them in the morning.

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Save your money and do it yourself. Highroller..grow a set. :)
brah i did..over a year ago (:


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you can kinda tell in that pic also did clears too
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i didnt do mine on a ranger but on my 06 chevy...so i was scared as hell to tear into them. here is a link on how to do them on a chevy...maybe something they did could help you guys thats are a little hesitant to do this(maybe a different approach will help?) but i did find that if you follow the directions that are given then you should not have any problems.
here is mine

the link(this only shows taking them apart...it may or may not help)
http://www.gmfullsize.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23124
also like the link shows...applying pressure and allowing drying time for the lenses helps with them fogging up. mine are good so far...also i was thinking about painting the black part red on mine and a guy told me that i should give the paint a few days to vent before putting the lenses back on.
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pretty much the same..

looks really good too
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brah i did..over a year ago (:

you can kinda tell in that pic also did clears too

I stand corrected, good job :)
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its all good and a bag of potato chips..

i need to redo the clears tho i can chipped a lil..and glued it back on with some krazy glue ha
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I ended up having to buy mine of ebay.
When i was doing the mod, i taped of the part i didnt want to paint and as i was doing so i noticed that the chrome was getting stuck to the tape as i was adjusting it. So i said f*** this, and once i got all the tape off i went to clean it with some glass cleaner even more of the chrome came off the housing.
Anyone else have this prob happen to them??
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You might have used the wrong kind of tape. Gotta use painters tape, the green or blue...and you shouldn't have a problem.
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I dont think I would recomend boiling them. I tried it on one of my old (Amber) corners and it made the whole lens clowdy looking! I only had it in boiling water for like 2 and a half minutes.
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What about just using a heat gun around the edges or a hair dryer?
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^^ Hair dryer won't get hot enough, heat gun... maybe too hot.

I would just stick them in the oven... i plan on doing it to mine one day, but I'll have backups.
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ya I did the other old (amber) one in the oven and it made it look kinda dull on the front part
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Cloudy from the boiling and dull from the oven, maybe something was wrong with your amber lens to begin with :)

Not sure what to tell you
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ya maybe
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