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08-10-2015 09:55 PM
Stoenr Joined 2007, my 1st post. Lurk much?

Good thread, still helping people years later. I opted to buy some new headlights(Ealge Eyes) on the bay since they are about $110 now, and my clear lenses on the 07 were getting spider cracks, no fixing that. Baking was out.

I want to add with the others said, that 3rd bolt in the fender is a %^&# &#*^!!!
I ended up just pulling the tire off for more room.

I was plasti spraying the chrome grill as I was swapping the headlights, ran out of daylight and sweat, only got one side done.

I also just got new fogs from Amazon, 40 bucks with new bulbs, couldn't go wrong as the chrome was all falling off mine and lens fogged to no other.







This picture just for the clarity difference. New on the right obviously.
Direct pics of headlights on were not pretty on the iphone.




And the new and old fogs.






Thanks again to the OP and others on removal process.
08-12-2013 10:59 AM
brady2005 I have painted the inner headlight bezel on a few cars, I preset the oven to 170 and left it in there for 10 mims and got it apart.

Just a FYI ( and I havent read the full thread so this could have been mentioned already) but when you car goes to a bodyshop to be repaired/painted, lets say there painting your doors, so your headlights are still in the car as opposed to a fender where they would remove them (at least a good shop would , ty shops would mask them), after you finish spraying your clear, you "bake it" which means they turn on a bake cycle to harden the clear, which can be anywhere from 150- 180 degrees, putting your lights in the oven is not going to damage a single thing unless your above that range and leave it in there for too long. Another good thing to do is clean your headlight covers prior to putting them in and dont touch them with your bare hands prior to putting them in, use gloves or a clean towel. If they are left in for too long and you have had your sweat dirty greasy hands on them, it can create a hot spot ( just like how you dont put your fingers on a light bulb your installing) and create cracking or crows feet in the lens.
Just figured id mention that for all the people who were worried in the first 5 pages, or worried with there HID'S as they get baked at a repair shop in the booth as well, the only thing with HID'S is tue wiring that could be damaged only by disassembling or reassembling. HID's emit far more heat than 170, so the wont get damaged by the heating process.

HAVATER!
07-10-2013 10:57 PM
GreySkorpion The diffuser caused a huge headache, it got "baked" on with the first times I used the headlights and made the inside in the lights smoky, had to open them back up, clean out the residue/film from the snoke and reseal. In the end I was happy. They were new headlights and fogs I installed BTW. Just didnt like the chrome look.
07-10-2013 10:42 PM
Fluffy6079 Looks awesome! I never even thought about painting the diffuser. After seeing your car, I think I should have restored my fogs too. I do still have the sanding pads...
07-10-2013 10:36 PM
GreySkorpion ^^^Looks good on LG!! I did mine but painted the center light diffuser as well:

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07-10-2013 05:51 PM
Fluffy6079
Wow...

Man, this worked out great! Looks heaps better.

Before


After


I also tried a Turtle Wax restore kit to mixed results. Please ignore the rest of my dirty, beat-up car.
03-12-2013 11:02 AM
mishka has anyone tried it yet?
I want to paint my housing black or maybe dark blue in the style of TI lights. It costs far too much to buy lights.
01-07-2013 09:30 AM
Drumr90 Ye idont see why not unless they changed plastic material.
01-07-2013 08:45 AM
jimpatrick you guys think you could do this with a 2013 focus?
08-30-2012 02:21 PM
Drumr90 Posted via FF Mobile
I put a glove on and slid my finger around headlight to make it look factory.
Ur way works to man.
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