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Old 03-24-2012
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Icon5 Headlight mod questions

I'm thinking about doing the headlight mod tomarrow. Could somebody give me some pointers on this. Any advice will help.

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I cant seem to find the how to on it
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Do I need to scuff the chrome or put a adhesion promoter on it?
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Do I need to scuff the chrome or put a adhesion promoter on it?
no and no just mask it nicely and spray

I'd put the tape on your clothes first and then put it on the light to prevent the chrome from peeling when you remove the tape after paint.
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adhesion promoter = suuupperrr light coats one at a time

same difference in my book. just light 'mistings' will build up to a sexy job
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I scuffed mine with a Scotch Brite pad and used adhesion promoter too. It may not have been absolutely necessary but it seemed like cheap/easy insurance on something I don't want to disassemble again.

As stated above, be very careful when masking off the reflectors. The bond of the mylar reflective coating to the headlight plastic may not be as strong as the glue on the tape.
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Why cant I find the how to on this? What should I use to reseal the lens?
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Could I go to lowes and use clear silicone sealant? Whats the best way to seal the lens back to the chrome back part? Krylon Fusion Black paint will work right?
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Krylon Fusion Black paint works amazing. No prep is really needed just make sure the surface is really clean. And yes clear silicon adhesive will work.
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Alright, So blue painters masking tape or frog tape?
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Alright, So blue painters masking tape or frog tape?
ive used regular blue 3M painters tape on all 3 sets. but like i said before, take some of the stickiness off of it first.
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Alright starting this mod.
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Let us know how it turns out.
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Alright starting this mod.
im masking my other tail. i forgot how tedious it is to go around the curves lol. have a sharp razor blade at hand.
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