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My mini retro HAS melted my housing. 1 14.29%
My mini retro HAS NOT melted my housing. 6 85.71%
My mini retro HAS NOT melted my housing YET. 1 14.29%
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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Morimoto retro

I'm just curious, How many people here have done Mini retros?

AND how many of you guys have melted housing/bubbling paint as a result?

I will update some pics of the melted housing once it stops raining.

http://imageshack.us/f/155/retrot.jpg/

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Old August 3rd, 2011, 05:53 PM   #2
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how hot was the oven? Or was it on the car when it melted? did you used 55w or 35 ballast. If you used 55w on MH1 i wouldn't be suprised
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 06:08 PM   #3
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I forgot how hot the oven was, but it wasn't because of that (this is my 4 retro using the oven and it would have melted the exterior before the interior). It melted around the same area on both headlights, and its an OEM 35w ballast.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 06:24 PM   #4
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could u take a picture of it? I did 5 retros using the oven and it never happened to me. I did F 1 up because I left it in for too long and micro crack the lens. I usually do 210 in the oven and let it bake for 10 mins.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 06:25 PM   #5
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 06:32 PM   #6
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ooo. interesting, because I know that I had to cut that part off for the shroud to fit. And a lot of the light from the foreground like to hit that area. What type of paint are you using? I am using 500*F paint on that area. It hit about 150-200 on that area depending on bulbs and ballast.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 06:34 PM   #7
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How long have you have this setup? And how many hours of night time driving, and whats the most you used the light at a given time?


Yes, the light is VERY focused there.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 06:39 PM   #8
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Well I have a gen7 but I did a few on some gen6. No recall as of yet. I think the difference is because I use paint that contain ceramic particles and it reject the heat a lot better. Then regular paint. But I am not sure.
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a) those don't look like OEM housings

b) If they are not OEM did you paint them

c) did you make sure to use high temperature temp

It sounds like you messed up by not using the right kind of paint
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:23 PM   #10
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Not OEM housing
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:25 PM   #11
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Not OEM housing
what brand? TYC, Depo, or Eagle eyes?
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:40 PM   #12
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Random ebay one, my friend has depos on his 5th gen mori retros, same problem.

Maybe the paint protects it better
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Old August 4th, 2011, 09:12 AM   #13
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I have the Morimoto Minis H1 35W but I didnt paint any of the housing so mine are perfect and still look good.
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Old August 7th, 2011, 02:32 AM   #14
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i cut my housing a little more than you did...but i havent had that problem
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Old August 9th, 2011, 11:35 PM   #15
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I had the same kind of spot on my old headlights (eGay cheap plastic housing), but I'm about to put on some new depos that I just blackhoused myself with high temp (500*) paint, but I cut off most of where the burnt spot is in your picture, for both room for the projector when adjusting height, and also for the reason of the light being so focused right there.
I cut it first, then sanded down that area to get it smooth, THEN painted with high temp paint. I actually got it to look like the headlight was made with the indention already in it.
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I had the same kind of spot on my old headlights (eGay cheap plastic housing), but I'm about to put on some new depos that I just blackhoused myself with high temp (500*) paint, but I cut off most of where the burnt spot is in your picture, for both room for the projector when adjusting height, and also for the reason of the light being so focused right there.
I cut it first, then sanded down that area to get it smooth, THEN painted with high temp paint. I actually got it to look like the headlight was made with the indention already in it.
How did it turn out?
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