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Old 04-15-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Custom Headlight

So i got around this weekend to take apart my headlight assemblies,by heating the plastic housing to the point the glue gets soft. This kind of disassembling I recommend that you know what your doing because I did have some trouble on the 2012 focus, Most other Vehicles I've done in the past were quite easy heat them, pull the tabs and pull apart. For the focus i had to get the "FACTORY" glue off both the clear lens and the main housing and i used MT-44 Low Viscosity Polyurethane Windshield Glue to seal it back together.

With this kind of dissembling you can install custom HID retrofit kits or just Paint the insides for a custom look.

What i did to mine was i Duplicated the Black Titanium Headlight housing by getting all the chrome out of it and i night shaded the orange reflectors. looks nice. My SE had the Chrome headlights and my dealer wanted to charge me $700 for a pair of titanium headlights

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Old 04-15-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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Would love to tint my reflectors. I've never done this before, would you recommend against me trying this out if it's particularly difficult on this car?
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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Any pictures? I'm really interested in seeing how it turned out.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:51 PM   #4
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Ive heard of people doing this before, you put the headlights in the oven and let the glue soften. Then pull them apart.

The big danger is not sealing them up properly, then you'll have a bunch of moisture in your housing.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:08 PM   #5
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this one was very difficult i did raise the temperature to 280 for just the size of the housing and sealing has always been the trouble of doing this mod that is why i use windshield glue i use when replacing windshields im currently uploading pics right now
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:04 PM   #6
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Yeah I am interested in seeing what thy look like when finished.
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can you upload more pics?
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You're probably the first in the forum to open the headlights. Great job! Maybe you wanna be the first to retrofit them with projectors? :)
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:43 AM   #10
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can you elaborate on how you heated them? how long at what temp?
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