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Old 02-17-2006, 10:56 PM   #1
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Looking into buying a Dremel tool or some similar type of rotary tool for attempting clearing the corners. Truth be told, that'* probably the only time I'd ever use it, so I really dont need to spend a fortune on one, just something that will get the job done and not break in a couple of months, you get the picture. A buddy of mine had mentioned that Sam'* Club sells something similar to a Dremel with all kinds of attachments for ~$40, anyone have any experience with non-Dremel ones?? I imagine that you get what you pay for, but like I said, I really dont need it to last a lifetime. Any insight is greatly appreciated.

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Wal-Mart/Sams Club sell Dremel brand dremels. A $40 one should do the trick if that'* all you plan on using it for.
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Looking into buying a Dremel tool or some similar type of rotary tool for attempting clearing the corners. Truth be told, that'* probably the only time I'd ever use it, so I really dont need to spend a fortune on one, just something that will get the job done and not break in a couple of months, you get the picture. A buddy of mine had mentioned that Sam'* Club sells something similar to a Dremel with all kinds of attachments for ~$40, anyone have any experience with non-Dremel ones?? I imagine that you get what you pay for, but like I said, I really dont need it to last a lifetime. Any insight is greatly appreciated.

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Billboost swears by his Black and Decker rotary tool. I got my Dremel off ebay for 36 shipped.
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I thought you didn't need a dremel for the 2K+ corners, just heat? I have a dremel. I have no idea how to use it.
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I thought you didn't need a dremel for the 2K+ corners, just heat? I have a dremel. I have no idea how to use it.

You dont need a dremel for the 00+ headlights.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=85

and there are plenty of picks on the site as well.
mine are coming either before or on NEBF


Oh and if you buy brand new they can run a bit of change.
B&D is less expensive and does the same thing.

ps I have a dremel. i'm not a B&D salesman
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as said above you only need heat for 2k+ BUT

rotary tools are fun anyways...

after seeing what boosty put his Black and decker through...he had it smoking enough that he smelled it before he saw it (it was behind him handing from my rigged up extension cord so that he could use the flex shaft properly) His was literally smoking. And it still works.

Recently I've had trouble with my dremel one but it seems like a new set of brushes has cured it lack of "up" time. For how I use my dremel, I can't complain. I wouldn't give it up.
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I thought you didn't need a dremel for the 2K+ corners, just heat? I have a dremel. I have no idea how to use it.

You dont need a dremel for the 00+ headlights.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=85

and there are plenty of picks on the site as well.
Thanks for the heads up on not needing a dremel for the headlights (although the link you posted was for clearing the taillights, lol). I may invest in a cheaper rotary tool just for the fun of it, I'd like to see what all I can tear up with one, lol. How much does the B&D model run??

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Thanks for the heads up on not needing a dremel for the headlights (although the link you posted was for clearing the taillights, lol). I may invest in a cheaper rotary tool just for the fun of it, I'd like to see what all I can tear up with one, lol. How much does the B&D model run??

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Heres the correct one from Tech Info...

2000+ models, follow this:

OK...here is the scoop. Yes, it can be done and rather easily (if you do it right).

What I mean by this is that taking the head lamp assembly apart and putting it back together takes some time. We aren't talking about cracking a walnut here.

To remove the headlamp, remove the one screw like the owner'* manual says (under bulb replacement). Take out the longer screw at the pivot point, disconnect all the bulbs and the lamp should pull out with a little wiggling back and forth, while pulling straight out.

Once the assembly is out, you will notice that there are 7 or 8 spring clips holding the clear lens to the enclosure. Using a small pair of needle-nose pliers and/or a large flat blade screwdriver, remove all the clips. Starting at the large end of the assembly, start prying the lens off. You may need a screwdriver to get it started. You will notice that the entire edge of the lense is coated with black silicon. As you start to get the lens away from the enclosure, you may need to slice the silicon with a razor blade to make things easier. Keep doing this until the whole thing comes apart.

Once it is apart, you will see that the entire amber piece inside the lens is a removable section. Carefully pry it out by flexing it inward and releasing the four prongs holding it in. Be careful not to break it, as it will not hold properly if you ever want to put it back in.

This is the tricky part...putting the assembly back together. Carefully align the lens back on the enclosure and get it seated the best you can. The silicon will help keep it in place while you do this. You will notice that since you pried it apart, the black silicon stretched a bit. This will seem like the lens does not fit right. Don't worry, just be patient. Install any spring clips that you can. The ones that don't seem to fit will take some work. What seems to work best is using a pair of needle-nose pliers adjacent to the area where the clip sits to compress the seam. While you are compressing the seam, use another set of hands to get the clip(*) back in place. I would try to make sure that you get them all back in.

Just to be sure, I would spread a small (I mean small) bead of the same type of black silicon (you can pick it up at any auto parts store...I think it is called windshield silicon) around the entire joint of the lens. Let it cure before you try to put it back on the car. Otherwise, the installation is the reverse of the removal.

I would also suggest doing one lense first to see if the effect is really what you want. Plus, please keep in mind that if you really screw it up (break something bad) a new lamp assembly will set you back over two bills and you can't buy the individual pieces/parts that make it up.
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I thought you didn't need a dremel for the 2K+ corners, just heat? I have a dremel. I have no idea how to use it.

You dont need a dremel for the 00+ headlights.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=85

and there are plenty of picks on the site as well.
Thanks for the heads up on not needing a dremel for the headlights (although the link you posted was for clearing the taillights, lol). I may invest in a cheaper rotary tool just for the fun of it, I'd like to see what all I can tear up with one, lol. How much does the B&D model run??

Joe.
B&D makes a great rotary tool, get the RTX model.
Don't cheap out and get a crappy rechargeable Dremel, they have no power, and don't last. I guarantee that you will use your rotary tool one H*LL of a lot more often than you would think...
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Don't cheap out and get a crappy rechargeable Dremel, they have no power, and don't last.
He'* right.

This has me curious now. Can someone please PM me and tell me how to clear corners with a Dremel?
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