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Headlight Mod-In the process of now.

Well guy's and gal's, i woke up fairly early this morning (day off) thanks to the neighbors dogs again... So i decided it would behoove me to do the headlight mod today.. This is kinda a teaser seeing that i wont be posting any pictures up of the process until i'm done. Included in these pictures will also be of all the new mods i've done since my last pic whoring episode. lol

we all know what this means

patiently waiting

watching

taped off

sprayed

aaaand done


sorry guys, gotta let the sealant cure over night. pics of the install and other mods tomorrow in the daylight after she gets a bath.


Alright... here they are.















aaand the rims: powdercoated dc-1's for those who wanted to know.

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better now?lol
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facepalm time * WILL BE REMOVED WHEN PICS ARE POSTED *

i'm gonna hold you to that....
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Looks good. No get them in and give us more pics tomorrow.
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Looks good. No get them in and give us more pics tomorrow.
you got it bro.
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...Ding lights are done!
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any installed pics?!? lookin good so far..
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any installed pics?!? lookin good so far..
no installed pics till i install them tomorrow. i have to let the sealer cure overnight inside since its so cold out.
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Looks good man.
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may I ask what baking the lights do? (I've never done a headlight mod before...but would like to.)

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wait...are you doing tht to melt the glue from the glass/plastic...whatever it is?
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may I ask what baking the lights do? (I've never done a headlight mod before...but would like to.)

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wait...are you doing tht to melt the glue from the glass/plastic...whatever it is?
baking the lights heats up the (hellish) factory ford adhesive/sealant that holds the light together. IF you dont bake them, you'll never get them apart without breaking them. When it gets hot it makes the sealant rubbery and easier to work with.
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Would have been funnier if you had an apron and chef hat inthe 2nd pic. Go do a retake.
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baking the lights heats up the (hellish) factory ford adhesive/sealant that holds the light together. IF you dont bake them, you'll never get them apart without breaking them. When it gets hot it makes the sealant rubbery and easier to work with.
oh sweet...how long do u bake em for? and i see its at 205? and also...i think my head lights are plastic...i know they make glass ones too...mine wouldn't like melt or anything would they?
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Would have been funnier if you had an apron and chef hat inthe 2nd pic. Go do a retake.
i'll look for a chef hat tomorrow. lol


i baked them at 205 degree's for 20 mins and everything went fine. although i did lose all the skin on my knuckle due to rough edges on the headlight assembly.
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i'll look for a chef hat tomorrow. lol
Like this one?

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Wow that satin finish way better than the glossy stuff. Looks great. Definitely keep us posted.
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You suck for making us wait. They'll look great on the truck.
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I did my lights and corners at 250 for 6 minutes.
popped right apart. WOOOOO
just make sure you get all that ford adhesive out of the light fixture before it cools, or you'll have a hard time getting it out completely and might not get a good seal when you put the light back together.
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I know of a couple sealants I could use but which one do you guys think is the best to reseal the light?
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