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Old 06-26-2013, 01:50 AM   #1
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Mach HID's in oven

Hey, so im a putting auto parts in the oven rookie, and I was wondering what I need to do for cleaning the inside of the lens on my Mach HID. So my questions are: 1, do I need to remove the ballast, wiring and bulbs? 2, What do I heat them at? 3, How long should I wait? 4, What should I use to clean the inside of them? If I think of any other questions, I will post them in the comments.

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Old 06-26-2013, 03:19 AM   #2
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remove the ballast, bulbs, etc etc before baking
most guys turn the oven down as low as it will go, place it on a baking sheet to remove easier and such, and bake like 7 minutes or more as needed. as for cleaning, how dirty are they and what kind of contaminants? if the back covers have been on, it should be pretty clean inside. most guys remove it to paint them, as resealing isn't always a fun or easy task
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I didn't bother taking the ballast or bulbs out and have never had a problem with them.

What are you trying to clean on them. Are the lenses foggy or is it just simple dirt?
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No, they aren't foggy, I think it is just dirt. However it is in a pretty weird formation, almost like very fine spider web cracks, so I guess we will see. But yeah, any idea what I should use provided its just dirt?

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you sure they aren't on the outside?
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Yep, it is definetely inside.

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You can use whatever you use to clean your windows with. I use vinegar but Windex or something similar should work fine.
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I don't know why, but for some odd reason the whole concept of auto parts in ovens bothers me. Maybe I'm just afraid of my lasagna tasting plasticky.
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Moved to "MK1 Focus" as this is a model specific exterior modification.
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I don't know why, but for some odd reason the whole concept of auto parts in ovens bothers me. Maybe I'm just afraid of my lasagna tasting plasticky.
Haha.

It's actually not that bad. All your doing is trying to slightly warm that whole headlight so that the sealer they use warms and gets pliable enough for the lens to pull way from the backing. The reason we use an oven is so that the whole headlight is warmed equally for easier pulling. Heat guns are another option and I've even opened a set using the top of a wood stove.
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