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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

do you want to sell those????????
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:36 AM
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

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do you want to sell those????????
Yup! Each has a broken tab though and one housing needs a little repair to the channel. It got a little beat up during disassembly.
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

is it fixable? shoot me a pm and we'll talk
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

Well, the saga continues...I now need a new RH headlight assembly for my retrofit. I was removing the reflector from the housing and the whole back of the housing cracked. This is the one that was giving me problems the whole time and I almost think it was defective. It was extremely brittle compared to the LH assembly. So, now I am proper effed. Anyone have a passenger headlight assembly in good shape?

Anyway, I am going to do a whole thread with pictures and everything. I wish I had a better camera, but stay tuned for a complete write-up.
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

^^^ looking fwd to your writeup. sorry to hear about your headlight
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

I started mine today.. I got a steal on mine from ebay sold as for parts cause they need some repair. I should easily be able to get these back to perfect order other then a few broken tabs.. Iv got both housings removed and housings mostly repaired. Tomorrow will be paint and stripping rest of old adhesive out.

Mine separated pretty easily, especially the 2nd one after I got a feel for it.. 2nd one took about 5 min. first took about 20 with 2 reheats.

Heres a few pics and a pic of what I think is the perfect tool for disassembly.
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

good work bro! i want to do this but just seems like i'll break the lights lol
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

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good work bro! i want to do this but just seems like i'll break the lights lol
You will, I wasnt to concerned cause mine were beat up when I got them from ebay. But Id rather mess up a ebay set thats already broke in a few spots then a brand new set. I figured if all else failed Id buy an after market set of halogens and do a retrofit.

Heres some of my progress from today..

Sanding SUCKED!! (Take your time and do it right)

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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

^^^^so what are you doing wih these if the housings are trash?
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

Housing are good, Just needed repaired. one had a small hole where one of bottom mounts broke off, other had one a hole from one of that pins that hole the High beam and Projector assembly into place. but Both were fixed with some JB Weld and 3M Sandable plastic Repair. One of them only has 1 good tab left. Hopefully I can figure out good way to mount it up tight.
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Re: How to open up OEM HID headlight housings to paint the bezels

looks good vstone!!! jbweld does miracles there is also a plastic equivalent that you could use to fix the tabs. jdubya used that as well...
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:15 AM
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looks good vstone!!! jbweld does miracles there is also a plastic equivalent that you could use to fix the tabs. jdubya used that as well...
I'd use a plastic welder for tab repair

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