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Old 11-29-2007, 06:47 PM   #241
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I used the No oven and some patience method, 15 minutes per light and they were apart, and then 10 minutes with a heat gun to fix the pry marks on the housings.

I just completed my second set of headlights
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:53 PM   #242
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What's the "no oven" method?
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:57 PM   #243
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wish i had just gone that route now im looking at a set of projectors anyone have any experience with the ebay ones with the hids in em?
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:40 PM   #244
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What's the "no oven" method?

I got the idea by glancing through this thread, instead of heating the headlights in the oven to pry it apart, I just pryed it apart. I started at the bottom and worked my way up the angled side to the top, then using brute force, I started prying with my hands the lense and hosung as I was gently prying with a screwdriver on the flat side of the headlight until it came apart. The trick is to figure out where to pry to eliminate damage to the housing or the lense.

My first attempt destroyed the housing, but the housing was bad anyways from shipping so I did not care(and I had another available housing with a bad lense.) After practice I can get the lenses out and use a heat gun to fix the pry marks on the housings, not perfect but better than the oven method, no potential for spider cracked lenses!

FYI: definitely not a project I would recommend if you are faint of heart and don't have patience, cuz one false move and you may be buying another set.

I wrecked one housing and learned
but I have done 2 sets as of now with a 3rd set in the works

Maybe next I can convince my buddy to let me do it on his SVT HID's

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two flat sverwdrivers
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strong hands and good eysight
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:01 PM   #245
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So i finally mustered up the guts to cook them... but then discovered that i do not have they patience to work on pulling them apart. Guess i will just have to order those way cool new halos!
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:04 AM   #246
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A note to anyone wanting to try this - the 300 degree for ten minutes method has a chance to spider-crack the HELL out of your lens. It happened to one of mine and I'm kicking myself, praying to the Foci gods that the StickerCity headlight laminate kits will do a good job of masking the cracking...
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:53 PM   #247
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wow i did mine in there for 325 and for like 15 mins at a time and mine didnt crack thankfully sorry to hear that.
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:33 PM   #248
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It might have been the way I pulled them apart, or something. Who knows. The ebay projectors are in the mail and I'm without a car for a bit. =(
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well i ordered the hid projectors today so now its a waiting games till they get here
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here is a headlight I did with the "No Oven" Method

one of the first ones I did.

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