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Headlight mod Q's..Need some A's

I have looked at the thread from generationedge.com about the headlight mod and I am highly interested in doin it. I just have some questions. Has anyone painted the corners?? I didnt see any pics of them on the webpage or on FMD's thread when he did it and it would be nice if someone has done it just to see what it looks like. Is it basically the same procedure by popping them in the oven and then seperating the parts with the glue softened?? As a back up waht years of headlights can I purchase in case if I bake some of the parts?? I know the corners are different for my 06 but what about the other section of the headlight...what I dub the main headlights. Thanks for the help guys
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yea someone posted in a thread i made some 06 corners that were all black, he also niteshaded the inside of the amber rectangle area a little, looked bad ****! for the headlight part 01+ will work on yours...i have heard the corners are harder to separate
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too many people claiming too many problems after doing this mod: headlights became full of moisture/ clouded up, broke the housing while "baking" them, couldn't get the lens and housing to seal togeter properly... just spend about $80 bucks, get a set af blackend headlights off of e-bay. safer. and there done professionally. at a compamy. not in an oven. ovens are for food not truck parts.
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ovens are for food not truck parts.
true true... I'd just buy them off ebay...then you have 2 sets if you ever wanna swap back...
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I bought my set off ebay and love them, but I noticed a couple of days ago I had a little moisture in the left headlight.
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Yeah. I got a corner to seperate, but not the headlights. I painted them like this....EDIT, photobucket's link isn't working, i'll get a picture tomorrow.

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yea someone posted in a thread i made some 06 corners that were all black, he also niteshaded the inside of the amber rectangle area a little, looked bad ****! for the headlight part 01+ will work on yours...i have heard the corners are harder to separate
I think that was fx4wannabe01
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O didnt know so many people were having problems with moisture after doing the mod...And I saw the lights on ebay. I thought 120 for lights that I could make myself was a waste but now that I know more of the problems associated with the mod Ill prolly get the ebay ones.
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The most difficult part of the process is the baking and prying apart of the lights. Once that's done, your golden. I know I'm stating the obvious but it's really not that bad. I actually ended up cracking the outer shell of the light a little bit while prying it apart and just overcompensated with the sealant at the end and it never leaks moisture in. I guess I got lucky with that. Unless you can find some cheap spare lights like I did ($40) off of craigslist, you mine as well just buy the ebay version, especially if your going black.
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06 factory corners painted black:
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Here are pics of the stock and modified 06 corners. I just followed the headlight mod instructions here, being careful not to pry too hard. I had to heat them twice for 10 minutes at 190F to get them to fully separate. The background and the rim of the clear lens were then painted satin black before reassembly.

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Thanks you for the pics of the 06 painted corners. That is the exact look I want. I want the gold reflector on the corners and the black background. ill probably look at Junkyards here soon to see how much headlights would run me in case I mess something up.
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O didnt know so many people were having problems with moisture after doing the mod...
I have only seen condensation in my home-painted headlights once and it was near the factory vent holes. It was a very rainy weekend in Centralia and I thought that my resealing job was less than perfect. However, I checked the rest of the Rangers there with stock headlights and they had the same level of condensation in exactly the same place. It dried up as soon as the weather cleared. Do a careful reseal on your painted lights and you should be OK.
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not a hard of a project to pull off
just take your time and you will do great and spoons where my trick
to separate them with out breaking them

here is my attempt

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I am in the process of doing this to my corners. I will let you guys know how it goes.
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Bob, those look awesome.
The black outline on the corners almost makes it look like a one piece from that distance pic.
The outline on the corners is painted from the inside right, kinda obvious but just have to ask.
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Wow guys that looks great, time to find some 06 corners and mod both lights.
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