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Old 02-03-2006, 10:26 AM   #31
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Paint the whole housing black only unless you adapt HID lights right? Wow, don't you need some special equipment to run HID?

I guess I'll just wait for Gorgeous to be fitted with the prototype light first.
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Paint the whole housing black only unless you adapt HID lights right? Wow, don't you need some special equipment to run HID?

I guess I'll just wait for Gorgeous to be fitted with the prototype light first.
You can only paint the reflectors if the light comes from somewhere else (a HID projector in my case)

For you, right now, I would only worry about painting the unimportant areas on the HL.
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It would be weird looking but I'll just use nail polish remover if it looks stupid. I'll try it when it warms up, the glass part does come off right?
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It would be weird looking but I'll just use nail polish remover if it looks stupid. I'll try it when it warms up, the glass part does come off right?
yes it does
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Kind of, the glass (well at least on a 92-95 headlamp) is sealed to the back of the unit. If you heat it up and pry VERY carefully you can get the glass off (I did with a junker headlamp). However you have to be super-careful, cause you could be playing with a 10-ish year old headlamp, so the glass might be very brittle (mine was).
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I've opened up the headlight housings before (had to clean the insides due to rushing an expiriment). They open up fairly easily, if you take your time. Remember, they are all glass. Dont pry too hard, bang on 'em, drop 'em, etc.
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Kind of, the glass (well at least on a 92-95 headlamp) is sealed to the back of the unit. If you heat it up and pry VERY carefully you can get the glass off (I did with a junker headlamp). However you have to be super-careful, cause you could be playing with a 10-ish year old headlamp, so the glass might be very brittle (mine was).
pat got his off alright, I haven't cracked open any 96-99 HL, so I cant be definate on procedure, but they do come appart.
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I've looked at them before and they seem to be held on with four clips, is this true?
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I've looked at them before and they seem to be held on with four clips, is this true?
Yes, and there is also a glue/adhesive that is between the glass and lense that keeps water out.
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will I have to reglue them? I'm expecting the obivious answer will be yes,.
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