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Old 12-28-2005, 08:30 PM   #1
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Guys/Gals--

Cleared the headlights last weekend (post is in Detailng and Appearance) and will do the taillights this Saturday. I've read plenty of posts on it and know the procedure (on paper.) I've already got a Dremel and just need to go pick up a "deep" bit for some of the work from what I've read.

Any last minute tips, advice? Any caulk/adhesive that seems to work better than others? Still not sure what kind I'll end up buying to button everything back up.

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Any last minute tips, advice?

Take your time. then ship em to me
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Ha. There ya go.

I've got Saturday thru Monday if I need it so I should have plenty of time to take it slow.
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take your time, have fun, and dont use anything but compressed air or water to clean them or you might end up with a clouded lense like me..

I used a cheap silicone sealer, and one of my lenses is still leaking, im not sure if i missed a spot, of if it didnt dry before i mounted them.... maybe somone else can give a suggestion on sealer
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I used regular old black silicone sealant and put it on pretty good and let it dry overnight.

Take your time with the tails, watch your angle and where you're cutting. I thought I was dead on at one part and ended up being a little off and if you look closely you can tell. All in all though well worth the effort especially since you have the time to do it in. Our cars look so much better with cleared headlights and tails!
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Hi. I'm new around here.

I've been looking around for quite some time now. I've been researching the cleared corners myself and finally went for it, but I went the whole way clear.

What do you think?

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Hi. I'm new around here.

I've been looking around for quite some time now. I've been researching the cleared corners myself and finally went for it, but I went the whole way clear.

What do you think?

that is what Toasy has done to his tails, but he didnt remove the red....and they look great
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Hi. I'm new around here.

I've been looking around for quite some time now. I've been researching the cleared corners myself and finally went for it, but I went the whole way clear.

What do you think?


I would like to see those on your car......
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I can't wait to get home tonight and finish the other one, and start on the trunk piece. The headlights are next.

I just ordered LED'* this morning for replacement bulbs. Should look sweet!

Just got some new rims for christmas from my old lady.



I've got a white 2000 SLE
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Hi. I'm new around here.

I've been looking around for quite some time now. I've been researching the cleared corners myself and finally went for it, but I went the whole way clear.

What do you think?



Oh my god, that is awesome! i considered trying it myself but i was scared to try it..
WE NEED PICS OF THEM ON THE CAR


Did you get the center piece clear aswell????????
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