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Old July 10th, 2005, 01:47 PM   #1
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took and my bro 10 hours [9pm-6am] to finish both of our shi t.... some valuable lessons that you wouldn't find in a diy are:

1. keep track of where screws go. when taking the bumpers off make sure that you don't try to force the bumper off... it simply pulls off. [if you have a kit like mine, make sure you remember where the screws go because when you put it back on, it's difficult to get it in the right hole. also when taking out the headlights, you will have to cut a ziptie that ties your wires to the headlight.. wrap your headlights up in a plastic back so it won't fuk up later.
2. use the oven method [it takes no more than 20 minutes to heat and open the head lights]
3. while opening the headlights, have somebody pull it apart while you cut the adhesive with a box cutter
4. make sure to unclip all clips on the headlight before even opening it.
5. when opening it, make sure you open from the top first so you won't break the reflectors[lesson learned]
6. when you are putting the bumper back on, make sure you pull the plastic underbody into the bumper...if you don't, it will be difficult to put it back and screw your bumper back...
7. when putting your bumper in, put in the the top part of the bumper first..


too bad they didn't place these tips in the diy...it would have saved so much time.


any questions, feel free to ask


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Old July 10th, 2005, 02:34 PM   #2
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good lookin out bro. seems like u did a clean job, but can u take some more pics inside the garage so we can see them better w/o glare? thx! also, what temp did u bake the lights at? im always scared to melt the whole darn thing
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Old July 10th, 2005, 04:03 PM   #3
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preheat 350 for 5 mins, turn off, place in for about 7-8 minutes...works perfectly... reseal..5 minute is good..
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Old July 10th, 2005, 10:19 PM   #4
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Hey I did the blackhousing this weekend also! I have a tip to add. The chrome part for the turn signal under the clear reflector shouldnt be painted black if u want the turn signal to still be bright. It takes a while to mask but i think its worth it. I compared my turn signals to my frend's who painted it all black and his turn signals are noticeably dimmer.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 09:17 AM   #5
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i like how you painted only Half of the amber strip.
great creativity.
Made it very unique.
Good job!!!
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Old July 11th, 2005, 10:02 AM   #6
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my headlights fogged up today


here's another tip if it fogs up... search for unsealed area and silicone it up... got rid of the moisture by placing a hairdryer in the high beam hole for 20-25 mins... thank god it didn't mess anything up.

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Dont put too much silicone around the edges...
it will show up after you installed the headlights.
Which just show you did a bad job.
I saw a DIY blackhousing headlights on an accord...they have too much silicone on them.
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