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Old 02-03-2009, 11:07 PM   #1
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How To Smoked Sedan Headlight -DIY

GUys,

I believe i already post this before, but seems our forums has been hacked..then it was gone. I post it again for your viewing pleasure..hehe

Pic Before



Pic After




Tools Needed


1. ABRO High Temp Flat Black - RM17.90
2. High Temp Clear Sealant - RM6.00
3. Orange Sticker - RM8.00
4. Hair Dryer
5. 10mm Socket Spanner
6. Philips Screwdriver
7. Scissors






And The Process Begin..

Firstly, we have to unscrew 6 bolts below bumper and 6 clips on top of grill.


The clips.


Unscrew this bolts.

Then u have to take out the bumper a bit.


more than enough..

Then, unscrew the headlight screw (3). Then u should able to take out the headlight easily.


Lucky my brother able to help me a bit.




there u go..

meanwhile..





Then, use Hair Dryer to heat up the headlight original glue/sealant.





Then carefully take out the housing. Macam kupas durian da..



Remember to take out those two bulbs also.



Headlight has been dismantled..





Then, gently remove those 3 tiny scre at the back of the headlight cover.





Tadaaaaaa...


take off everything..


Now the spraying process.





can u spot the differences..




now..leave the paint to dry, go get the sticker. after done doing some outline drawing, cut the sticker...







then just fix the sticker at the lens cover. sorry no pics for this part!

Then, go back to the headlight cover. fix it back to the headlight unit, i make it 4 layer.





Heat the sealant back in order to fix the headlight unit. once again, hair dryer please..





Using sealant to make it seal properly. and leave it to dry for about 15 minutes time.



now..attached the headlight unit back to its original place..there you go.



remember to fix all the screw, bolts and clips...then walllllaaaaaa..









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Old 02-04-2009, 12:02 AM   #2
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Great DIY! It looks very clean and professionally done.
It's funny how USA wants all-clear headlights while Asian countries prefer headlights with amber signals.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:44 AM   #3
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Great work :D i love the turn signals :D
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:17 PM   #4
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Great DIY! It looks very clean and professionally done.
It's funny how USA wants all-clear headlights while Asian countries prefer headlights with amber signals.
nice DIY. Most everyone puts the headlights in the oven. Never seen anyone do it with just holding a hairdryer at every section and then prying. I guess that IS safer.

And it's so true about the americans wanting no amber turn signal markers!! I hate mine. I can't believe you put one in yours! hahah, oh wells Good job
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:26 PM   #5
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Very nice DIY, thanks!

Peter, about the oven, not very many houses in this part of the world actually have one... It's just not really used in asian cooking... I doubt you could wok the headlights
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:39 PM   #6
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Dang i was planning on doing this eventually thanks for the in depth diy glad to see its simpler than i expected. I guess i will do this when i have to remove my bumper to install my grill.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:39 PM   #7
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Dope work bro, but this is black housing, not smoking a headlight.

Bad example, but this is a smoked headlight.

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Old 02-05-2009, 02:56 PM   #8
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Great DIY! It looks very clean and professionally done.
It's funny how USA wants all-clear headlights while Asian countries prefer headlights with amber signals.
know of any friends who want to trade liftback headlights with me???
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:41 PM   #9
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nice DIY. Most everyone puts the headlights in the oven.

What oven temp. can they tolerate?
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:46 PM   #10
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Usually about 200 degress F for 1- 1.5 minutes. Too long and it will melt and get too hot to handle.
If you put it in the oven, don't forget to place a piece of wood in the middle to support it so the ends don't touch the oven rack.
I once made that mistake of just laying it directly on the rack... I think the hair dryer/ heat gun might be a good approach.

Either way, it's difficult to initially pry it open, but once you have a good gap, it's not so bad.
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Old 02-06-2009, 02:00 AM   #11
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I did the same thing, but mine is white housing..lol
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:54 AM   #12
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i think the orange is hot but is blacking out of the housing improve light projection for let's say an HID upgrade? or is it purely for cosmetic/looks?

don't get me wrong, they look beautiful afterwards- very tempting specially if the change has any lighting improvement
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:49 AM   #13
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He only painted the shell of the housing and not the inner reflective cone, so light projection wouldn't be effected
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:14 AM   #14
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still tempting, damn. they're a nice job
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:11 PM   #15
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awesome DIY -- 300% improvement
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:27 PM   #16
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i love it...i want to leave work right now and do that to my car!!
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:55 PM   #17
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:45 AM   #18
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GREAT WRITE-UP

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