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Old 02-20-2013, 12:55 PM   #51
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No part of this is really hard, physically. But its pretty mentally taxing. You're literrally putting your headlight in the oven and cranking up the heat. It's stressful. Then when thats over and you have the lens off, youre sitting there for 1.5-2 hours scrubbing and scratching all of the old permaseal off. Sealing it back up is probably one of the easiest steps. There's a really good how-to on this forum for it. But be wary. I warped a little bit of one of my reflectors. You can't notice it unless I pointed it out to you and you got up real close. But still sort of irked me.

All in all I'm glad I did it. But never again. Those things are on there til the car dies. Or I win the lottery and buy those badass Halo's.
So would you recommend less bake time to not warp the reflector? Hmm that 1.5 hr sounds great... Not. Was that only for one headlight or both?


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Old 02-20-2013, 03:31 PM   #52
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So would you recommend less bake time to not warp the reflector? Hmm that 1.5 hr sounds great... Not. Was that only for one headlight or both?


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That was just for one. I did one headlight on a Sunday and then the second the following Sunday. If I had to do it again I would do less heat more time. I think it's 20mins at 300 degrees. If I had to do it again maybe something like 25 mins on 200-250. The sealant the factory uses is INSANE! You gotta get it almost melting.
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Ugh maybe ill just buy SES headlights lol


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Nothing to opening these headlights. Pop them in the oven and keep checking on them. If you don't like the oven method you can always use a heat gun.


My focus headlights were the easiest ive done. While they are open go ahead and do a projector retrofit
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Nothing to opening these headlights. Pop them in the oven and keep checking on them. If you don't like the oven method you can always use a heat gun.


My focus headlights were the easiest ive done. While they are open go ahead and do a projector retrofit
MK2 headlights or MK1?


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Old 02-21-2013, 09:15 AM   #56
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Rear swaybar from a junkyard ($15) with endlinks, and a friend of yours fabricating the brackets ($20). I can't wait for that to go on in the spring!

I'm still trying to find a set of SE healights on fleabay to bake and paint for mine

I plasti-dipped the chrome grille, plan on doing the same for the wheels and the center console area in the spring.
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LED reverse light from Vleds. Its a license plate frame with Cree LEDs built in. Very bright. I paid $35 when it was on sale.



Harumph, I will have to remember that, a brighter beam on reverse lights is never a bad thing. Hey Popwarhomie, do you have the same avatar on another forum? I can't remember where I was but I saw one that looked identical to the one you use on here.

Any chance you have picture of how you ran the wiring for the license plate?
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Harumph, I will have to remember that, a brighter beam on reverse lights is never a bad thing. Hey Popwarhomie, do you have the same avatar on another forum? I can't remember where I was but I saw one that looked identical to the one you use on here.

Any chance you have picture of how you ran the wiring for the license plate?
It is very nice. Helps alot when you have dark windows.

Yes. I think I have the same avatar on ford-trucks.com and NLOC.

Its ran behind the bumper and I pulled the tail light out and ran it up to the tail light. I dont have any pictures sorry.
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MK2 headlights or MK1?


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Mk2. I have a 2010.
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Anybody know if these are the correct ones for an 08?

http://store.42draftdesigns.com/145v...-LED_p_32.html

Not sure if 39mm is the right size.

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