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Old 07-02-2015, 08:06 PM   #1
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So I just finished my head lights today. Pain in the *** to be honest. Fords headlight glue doesn't seem to melt, the heads will before the glue. Besides few road bumps such as that it went alright. Shout out to hidretrofitlights for the turn signal lenses

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Those look good. Where'd you find them ?


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Old 07-02-2015, 10:38 PM   #3
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Theretrofitsource d2s mini full kit

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Old 07-05-2015, 09:38 PM   #4
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Good work!
Here's the ones i built for my car

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Rando question, is there a way to make 13 headlights brighter? I have vinyl tint on mine which of course reduced the brightness.


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Old 07-05-2015, 10:18 PM   #6
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Honestly tinting headlights is a bad idea, no matter what you do its going to be dimmer.
But what temperature bulbs do you have? The easiest thing to do would be to spend a little more and buy some high quality, higher temp bulbs
5000k is pure white, so its the brightest
I recomend theretrofitsource.com, their bulbs are good
But idk if they will fit in your factory plug

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I had my headlights on one of my old f150's painted and with a good set of HID'S you could still see


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I had my headlights on one of my old f150's painted and with a good set of HID'S you could still see


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You can still see with tinted headlights yeah, but it cuts down the light output

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Old 07-05-2015, 10:35 PM   #9
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Tinted head lights arnt really worth it or I don't believe they are. Painting the inside doesn't wreck output and looks better

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Yeah, I have no desire to take my headlights apart and paint the inside.


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Old 07-05-2015, 10:42 PM   #11
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It's actually easy. Just get some good sealant and take old junk out. At least the glue in mine was bit of a pain and didn't want to melt so I heated and scrapped it out. I was worried about the baking of lights but was probably easiest part. Now fitting the new projector was a pain and idk how black did his but mine was rough

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Old 07-05-2015, 10:45 PM   #12
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When i build headlights i always paint the inside black, just like Grimkreg said, it makes the lenses look dark without cutting visability

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What do you use to paint it?


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You can use Black Krylon Fusion for plastics.
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It's actually easy. Just get some good sealant and take old junk out. At least the glue in mine was bit of a pain and didn't want to melt so I heated and scrapped it out. I was worried about the baking of lights but was probably easiest part. Now fitting the new projector was a pain and idk how black did his but mine was rough

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Did you use a heat gun to melt the sealant?

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For the record, the sealant that Ford uses to attach the headlight lense to the headlight "bucket" is not a glue. It can be softened up with heat, but cools quickly. This stuff can be bought at better hardware stores, or good quality silicone can be used to replace it.

On an F150 forum, it was discussed on how to remove the lense to paint the inner chrome (Harley Davidson look). On those headlight assemblies, placing them in the oven for a few minutes at 300 degrees softened the black stuff up, but this had to be repeated a few times, as it cools quickly.

Care was taken though, as getting the oven too hot would warp the lenses, too cool, and the black stuff would not soften up. Mustang headlight assemblies are a bit smaller then the F150 ones, so time in the oven would have to be adjusted.
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Did you use a heat gun to melt the sealant?

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I used an oven to open them then a heat gun to go at the remaiming sealant. If I did it again with that sealant I'd do 250 for 10 mins and that should work better than how I did 220 and 230 first

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I used an oven to open them then a heat gun to go at the remaiming sealant. If I did it again with that sealant I'd do 250 for 10 mins and that should work better than how I did 220 and 230 first

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Ok. I have some oracle halos I want to install myself because this shop near me wants $400 to do it.

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