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Old 09-20-2005, 11:40 PM   #11
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Very good write up. Although this has been done several times over on the Ford Contour forums, and has been known to damage the plastic lense. Basically what has happened is that the heat from the oven will cause the lense to eventually develop what is called "crow's feet" or hazing in which the headlight will yellow and get surface cracks. Just a heads up.
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Old 09-20-2005, 11:44 PM   #12
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ok so the only prob would be the lens? cause i can get around baking them, just never have tried.
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Old 09-20-2005, 11:45 PM   #13
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dude not only does that look good, u did a good job explaining it! congrats
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WOW! lost of replies. Anyways For Paint I used Krylon Gloss black paint. You could use fusion paint but the regular stuff works well. As far as the clear lense, yeah it may accelerate the aging process but on my WRX after a year I had no evidence on the lense becoming cloudy.

If you don't feel comfortable enough oven baking the whole lamp you can use a hairdryer/heatgun, but it will take longer to do.

Oh and yes you can do it with a gas oven, did my WRX lights with a gas oven and it worked perfectly.

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that looks bad ass if I had an 05 I would do that as soon as I brought it home form the dealer Great write up
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WOW! lost of replies. Anyways For Paint I used Krylon Gloss black paint. You could use fusion paint but the regular stuff works well. As far as the clear lense, yeah it may accelerate the aging process but on my WRX after a year I had no evidence on the lense becoming cloudy.

If you don't feel comfortable enough oven baking the whole lamp you can use a hairdryer/heatgun, but it will take longer to do.

Oh and yes you can do it with a gas oven, did my WRX lights with a gas oven and it worked perfectly.

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If thats true about your WRX then glad to hear it, I was just giving a heads up because a lot (tons) of guys on the Contour site have tried it and shortley thereafter the damage has begun.
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Old 09-21-2005, 04:15 PM   #17
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hmmm in the oven. I prolly would forget they were in there. Greattt write up though. How does your headlights look now on your WRX?
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Cool!

Thanks for the tip but since I already bought a MACH HEADLIGHT I won't be needing it but it sure good to know how to do it, without buying another headlight.
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this would lok great on my black svt. i already have custom eyelids, this would only compliment the HID's even more. great write up!!!
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If thats true about your WRX then glad to hear it, I was just giving a heads up because a lot (tons) of guys on the Contour site have tried it and shortley thereafter the damage has begun.
Yeah I understand your point. Its' possible that ford used a cheaper plastic on the contours that are more prone to cracking aftey they've been subjected to abnormally high temps. I don't dout that it happens, but from my experince I haven't had any issues.

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