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akimball 07-13-2012 09:29 PM

painting headlight failure
 
so bought some tyc headlights, got great advise on how to go about the whole ordeal and F'd up. cracked a lot of the black channel that the lens sits in and cracked some other pieces as well. at least i tried i guess?

now its on to the black housing ebay lights or just some stillens. :mad:

DAVY27 07-13-2012 09:34 PM

Re: painting headlight failure
 
do you have any pics?

IIRC when i did mine, i did a number on the black channel. it looked ROUGH. BUT that part wont be seen after you seal it up with the windo-sealant. what other pieces were cracked?

akimball 07-13-2012 09:41 PM

Re: painting headlight failure
 
um the whole corner where the amber directional is all of the channel there broke off. and there is stress fractures around there too. i think when i first got the corner out i got excited and pulled too hard.

its definitely gonna leak and fog up.. i cant have that it would be so annoying.

btw what is IIRC?

akimball 07-13-2012 09:46 PM

Re: painting headlight failure
 
lol just looked at it again and i scratched the lens too.

DAVY27 07-13-2012 10:39 PM

Re: painting headlight failure
 
iirc=if i remember correctly


This is how mined looked...
http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...GoLd/024-5.jpg

BostonBrawler 07-14-2012 06:41 PM

Re: painting headlight failure
 
that sucks bro! hey when are us street jeeps in MA gonna get together?

akimball 07-14-2012 07:01 PM

Re: painting headlight failure
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BostonBrawler (Post 656562)
that sucks bro! hey when are us street jeeps in MA gonna get together?

i honestly hae no time what so ever to meet during summer time, parcially the reason i f'd up my lights, i hurried through them. i work 15 to 20 hour days all summer so no time for myself really. I'd be down for a late oct. maybe nov. meet.

[QUOTE]http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/n...4-5.jpg/QUOTE]

yea urs is chewd up but mine is all warped and i broke off the whole out side of that channel. ill go take a pic in a min.

akimball 07-14-2012 07:13 PM

Re: painting headlight failure
 
http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1373.jpg
http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1375.jpg

DAVY27 07-14-2012 08:09 PM

Re: painting headlight failure
 
holyyyy dam! does the lens still sit securely? maybe you can seal that part up with extra sealant? or is it a lost cause :(

akimball 07-14-2012 08:19 PM

Re: painting headlight failure
 
im calling it a lost cause. now just need to decide if i want stillens or the black housing ebay ones.

DAVY27 07-14-2012 09:11 PM

Re: painting headlight failure
 
shit man...maybe there's some way to weld it back?

i always thought the stillens made more of a difference for the 05-07 rigs. Check up Blackpepper's Jeep(Ryan), it looks BA!

akimball 07-14-2012 09:21 PM

Re: painting headlight failure
 
yea ive seen his, he has an awesome jeep. geevis has a sweet rig too with stillens. so think im gonna go that route. ive got a srt grille and hids on the way so maybe ill order stillens once those are here and out of the way.... that is if i dont break them.


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