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Old 07-10-2009, 09:24 AM
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Re: Lets discuss headlights and "clear corners"

Robpp has opened up a set of aftermarket headlamps to paint. I believe he used the oven methos and baked the lamps to soften the adhesive that holds them together. He then pried the lamps open.

The stillen have a template on the back side for a cutout for the sidemarker lamp on the headlamps. Any good bodyshop would be able to cut that out to allow the sidemarker lamp to shine through.
There is also the Lund covers that have been trimmed similar to the stillens that allows the sidemarker to show through.
An option for the orange removal is a product you can buy at the home depot or lowes. Its a replacement material for overhead fixtures that can be cut to size. I have seen some other model cars(one was a 2002 cougar) use it for clear corners on their lamps. It can be cut to size and then heated up and bent into shape to match the stock piece. very easily done from what i remember.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:27 AM
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Re: Lets discuss headlights and "clear corners"

scott do you have a pic of this? this goes on the outside? i would really love to be able to open them from the inside and remove the yellow all together if possible. i know rob has stated how to open up the lights. i think it was 250 degrees and 15 mins. that isn't 100%
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:33 AM
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Re: Lets discuss headlights and "clear corners"

if they are sealed, we will need to epoxy them back together to avoid leaks etc.

also, lets come up with an accepted way of opening them... 250 for 15 mins?
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Re: Lets discuss headlights and "clear corners"

you would open up the lamps, remove the orange lens and replace with the new one
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Re: Lets discuss headlights and "clear corners"

if you remove the lense, is there anything else in there? is there a hole? bare plastic housing? can it be peeled, buffed, and left clear?
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Re: Lets discuss headlights and "clear corners"

230 degrees for about 13 14 minutes and lots of patience. may start to come apart, th3en cools, back in the oven again.

Ill get some pics in here of the headlight taken apart and the orange piece and options................soon but I have the alternative to the stillen, the Projektorz and you can see my side marker. I do have some stick on tint under the cover to tone the orange down a bit.

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Re: Lets discuss headlights and "clear corners"

Can you pull the amber reflector out and spray tint them and put them back in?
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Re: Lets discuss headlights and "clear corners"

good question, if you can get the surface to be smooth and clear, tinting is an option.

I personally like the crystal clear look for headlights... thats why i wanted to do a clear corner..

anyone know where i can get a set cheap? Ebay is giving me a minimum of $120 plus shipping...

id be willing to do a pictorial test of all of our ideas... and come up with something

also, another question, can we get a part number for that corner bulb? lets see if we can even find them in amber.
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Re: Lets discuss headlights and "clear corners"

you wont find much cheaper for new aftermarket than about that, 120. i can telll you there are at least 3 diff mfg of aftermarket lights. like rockauto, they list 2 diff qualitiy levels for headlights.

i can assure you it is NO EASY TASK to open them without it looking like a failed school project. Also

Here is a pic of all the parts. what might not be clear is on the middle piece, the amber piece snaps over it. it has a trapezoid shape where the light shines thru. you need to put something in that void or else you'll have raw bulb shining thru, so amner bulb is required for sure.



I got to run but I can get better pics iof whats under the amber. its chrome. I can mock up mine without the amber to see wjhat it looks removded, or like said, nightshades it. or what I am going to do, paint all inside my body color including the amber piece except for the trapezoid, ill leave that amber......

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Re: Lets discuss headlights and "clear corners"

great pics and thanks rob!!!

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Looks GOOD Rob!!! I wish I could trust myself to try that. LOL
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now when we ever get the freaking halos, i can put all this crap back together......
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