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Getting Started on the Headlight mod... one ?

Well, while I wait for the oven to heat up...

Did y'all put the headlights on like a baking sheet or anything? I have this image of my headlights coming out with oven-rack lines melted into them!

And if you did use a baking sheet, how did you place the headlights on it? Lens down? Lens up? Facing the side? Thanks in advance!
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I roasted mine lens up on a baking sheet.
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thanks bob!
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Oven was prolly preheated way before you posted that, man.
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Haha yeah they'd been baking for awhile. Got tired of waiting Damn things still won't come apart yet!
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keep working at it slowly
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Yeah, woold suck if you broke 'em... not trying trying to jinx you or anything.
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i think there his extra set
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Try puttin em in the freezer...



EDIT: huh........
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^^^ ???
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Well it seems Zach is smarter than he looks!

These ARE my spare headlights, but I still don't wanna break em! They are starting to come apart, but it's a bit of a long and tedious process haha!

Haha and I'm not sure what good putting em in the freezer would do?
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he's prolly drunk...lol...and it's only 4 here... oh wait it's 5 there...duh.
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Im not drunk, just tryin to offer some advice. lol...
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LOL, nice owen.

It'll look awesome when your done...What are you doing with the corner lights, kyle?
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nothin yet jared's got my clear corners right now
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WAIT WAIT WIAT....did anyone tell you about the chrome peeling off when you tape it????????????? i heard this was a problem
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yea ive heard that too... get some painters tape and then sick it to something clean and peel it off them put it on the lights so they stick, but theyre not sticky....
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Yes I read that too. I've been careful so far. Got one light all taped up. I'll have to try your idea for the other one Jeff. So far if anything's come off at all it's just been a tiny little spot, not noticable.
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3M makes a "delicate" blue painters tape, I would use that...
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I have blue 3M tape... don't know if it's delicate or not... should have looked for that while I was at the store.
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well i dont see any pics i dunno if this is a bad sign or a good sign..
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well i was just wondering if there was a up todate how to on this cause i am still wanting to do this to my truck but i am looking for a spare set of lights
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good advice for the tape, mine pealed off a bit but nothing major. If I was to do it again, I would cover most of it with paper and just tape the edges of the paper..
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good advice for the tape, mine pealed off a bit but nothing major. If I was to do it again, I would cover most of it with paper and just tape the edges of the paper..
Even better idea!

I've got one light taped off and both lights are seperated from the lens. I had a paper to write last night though which is why nothing got done after that. I have some pictures but there's nothing really to see yet. I will post them when I'm done. I've got work again tonight but hopefully I can atleast paint one of the lights to see how it turns out.

If these lights come out well, I may do my other set of lights and sell one pair of the modded lights. Depends on how much more time it takes. i got a better feeling for the 'baking' part though, so that would take alot of time out of the process. I spent almost 2 hours putting them in and out of the oven yesterday!
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Eh, I guess I was too much of a wimp to try it on mine. I just bought some of the black ones on ebay for $90 shipped. They should be here today.
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