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Old 04-01-2013, 01:21 PM   #21
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I have my Lamin-X and butyl rubber sealant from TRS on the way!!

I went to change the bulbs and learned that the adjustment screws are chewed up/melted. One side even had layers of electrical tape on them. I posted a thread asking about the screws (where to buy) or even if Tousley would have them.

Paint, Lamin-X, new lenses, bulbs and ballasts wooot!
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I have 5000k morimoto bulbs on the way, and zkw-r clear lenses shortly behind them! i am fixing the tabs today, as another broke in a small accident I had this weekend. anyways, pics or it didn't happen!
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I have 5000k morimoto bulbs on the way, and zkw-r clear lenses shortly behind them! i am fixing the tabs today, as another broke in a small accident I had this weekend. anyways, pics or it didn't happen!
Very cool you got your goodies!

I got my Lamin-X today and my Butyl rubber sealant from TRS. So I got everything!

Sucks my dad is going to the beach this weekend. I don't do any car stuff without him because sometimes I fack things up and he gets pissed when I leave him out!

Question though...I've seen the other Mach painting threads. Why do folks tape off the rings? Can't those be painted black as well? Also anyone know the safest max temp for the heat gun?

I know the oven method calls for 250 degrees. I don't wanna melt these bad boys with the gun. Or was even of thinking of using a heat knife I made from a soldering iron (took a soldering tip and flattened it in a vice grip. Ghetto heat knife!)
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i'd say just be careful with the heat gun lol. most people tape the rings i believe just to leave some "depth" to the lights, so it isn't just one single color. helps give em a "pop" if you know what I mean?

when do you plan on these being all installed and such?
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Yeah, I might just go for the oven (after removing the internals to be safe!) or the heat knife. Both give me the heebie jeebies on melting this expensive bad boys.

Lucky I live 5 minutes from my folks and can ride with my dad to work, so not worried about not being to drive it. Since he's coming back Monday I'll wait until the following weekend. I'd like to remove, paint, swap lenses, and Laminx on the same day. Want them to be us fresh and clean as possible when the Laminx goes on. Will be posting pics as well.

As far as the rings go, I'd prefer them to be all black. Phantom looking if you will! Even the rings. Probably gonna be a PITA painting the dimpled main ring.
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yeah it will lol. I stuck with chrome just to keep em factory, but I also do love the painted ones! can't wait for it to be done!
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Thanks for keeping up bro.

I could imagine the Laminx would do well for ya'll up there. Harsh winters right? Probably wears on the headlights pretty heavy, the salt and snow and all that.
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i'd do Lamin-x but it's so expensive. i got a polish with UV protectant and stuff. no road salt in ND, just sand. but don't gotta worry now til November or so, maybe i'll buy some by then.
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and no problem, i'm doing alot to mine too to get em near perfect. nice to see other guys doing the same! helps having another opinion
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did you ever take your projectors out? i couldn't for the life of me figure it out today. got the new bulbs in though, aiming is super messed up so I gotta go fix that. yay for me picking a day when it's like 20 degrees with 40 mph winds and snow coming. i shouldn't ever work on my car when i'm pissed before I even start
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