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PostSubject: Dissembling headlights Oven!?   Dissembling headlights Oven!? Icon_minitimeNovember 21st 2011, 12:00 am

has anyone ever threw in there headlights in the oven to dissembling them from the silicone? I'm in need to paint my housing, and last time i did this with a friends, it did not work out so well. Any tips, tricks etc?
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PostSubject: Re: Dissembling headlights Oven!?   Dissembling headlights Oven!? Icon_minitimeNovember 21st 2011, 2:42 am

ive done a couple of things,

you have to take it slowly and you cant rush the oven process.
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PostSubject: Re: Dissembling headlights Oven!?   Dissembling headlights Oven!? Icon_minitimeNovember 21st 2011, 10:06 am

I've done, but it was a while ago. If I can handle I am pretty sure you will be ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Dissembling headlights Oven!?   Dissembling headlights Oven!? Icon_minitimeNovember 21st 2011, 3:25 pm

nguyen306 wrote:
has anyone ever threw in there headlights in the oven to dissembling them from the silicone? I'm in need to paint my housing, and last time i did this with a friends, it did not work out so well. Any tips, tricks etc?

put it glass down.
don't put full plastic lights in the oven.
make sure to remove any retaining clips from the headlight prior to placing it in the oven.
be very slow removing the glass, make sure to place the hot glass on a cloth padded surface so that it does not shatter. a cold counter can cause a very hot glass headlight to shatter, probably.

GL.
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PostSubject: Re: Dissembling headlights Oven!?   Dissembling headlights Oven!? Icon_minitimeNovember 21st 2011, 4:25 pm

Id try a heat gun first before I went for the oven.
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PostSubject: Re: Dissembling headlights Oven!?   Dissembling headlights Oven!? Icon_minitimeNovember 21st 2011, 6:06 pm

james wrote:
Id try a heat gun first before I went for the oven.

not a good idea.
probably wont get enough "even" heat to make it budge at one corner, risk cracking the glass.
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PostSubject: Re: Dissembling headlights Oven!?   Dissembling headlights Oven!? Icon_minitimeNovember 21st 2011, 6:36 pm

I can evenly heat them for you with my state of the art 3lb hammer, 100% disassembly guaranteed, or your money back
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PostSubject: Re: Dissembling headlights Oven!?   Dissembling headlights Oven!? Icon_minitimeNovember 21st 2011, 8:18 pm

ive done it not hard lots of DIY on the interwebs
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PostSubject: Re: Dissembling headlights Oven!?   Dissembling headlights Oven!? Icon_minitimeNovember 21st 2011, 8:19 pm

EF_guy wrote:
nguyen306 wrote:
has anyone ever threw in there headlights in the oven to dissembling them from the silicone? I'm in need to paint my housing, and last time i did this with a friends, it did not work out so well. Any tips, tricks etc?

put it glass down.
don't put full plastic lights in the oven.
make sure to remove any retaining clips from the headlight prior to placing it in the oven.
be very slow removing the glass, make sure to place the hot glass on a cloth padded surface so that it does not shatter. a cold counter can cause a very hot glass headlight to shatter, probably.

GL.

and you can put full plastic lights in the oven your not cooking them your just heating it up spread apart the weather sealing

260 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8 mins is what i did

EDIT: preheated to 260 !
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PostSubject: Re: Dissembling headlights Oven!?   Dissembling headlights Oven!? Icon_minitimeNovember 21st 2011, 11:13 pm

EVOXXX wrote:
EF_guy wrote:
nguyen306 wrote:
has anyone ever threw in there headlights in the oven to dissembling them from the silicone? I'm in need to paint my housing, and last time i did this with a friends, it did not work out so well. Any tips, tricks etc?

put it glass down.
don't put full plastic lights in the oven.
make sure to remove any retaining clips from the headlight prior to placing it in the oven.
be very slow removing the glass, make sure to place the hot glass on a cloth padded surface so that it does not shatter. a cold counter can cause a very hot glass headlight to shatter, probably.

GL.

and you can put full plastic lights in the oven your not cooking them your just heating it up spread apart the weather sealing

260 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8 mins is what i did

EDIT: preheated to 260 !

260? people were saying 150!, Ive used a heat gun doesn't work so well. Its a plastic lense btw, Ill tackle it with some friends for fun
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PostSubject: Re: Dissembling headlights Oven!?   Dissembling headlights Oven!? Icon_minitimeNovember 22nd 2011, 5:03 pm

get cuong to help you
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PostSubject: Re: Dissembling headlights Oven!?   Dissembling headlights Oven!? Icon_minitimeNovember 22nd 2011, 5:07 pm

we ususally do the heat gun way, but that takes way to effing long and gets messy.
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PostSubject: Re: Dissembling headlights Oven!?   Dissembling headlights Oven!? Icon_minitimeNovember 22nd 2011, 5:20 pm

Use the microwave.
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PostSubject: Re: Dissembling headlights Oven!?   Dissembling headlights Oven!? Icon_minitimeNovember 23rd 2011, 3:13 am

I did a set this summer, it's not that hard as long as you take your time. Take any metal clips off them, heat them up (I did about 200F for 15ish mins), then just take your time prying them open with a butter knife. The plastics are really fragile, so don't be too rough/hasty when you're doing it. If it feels like the glue isn't soft enough, throw them back in the oven. Make sure you scuff up and clean the surface well before painting too.

P.S. buy a tube of RTV sealant and make a thick bead all the way around the edges when you seal them to make sure no water gets in, better safe than sorry.
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PostSubject: Re: Dissembling headlights Oven!?   Dissembling headlights Oven!? Icon_minitimeNovember 23rd 2011, 10:07 am

thanks! This stuff is also suppose to be the best for a clean cut finish
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?cPath=31&products_id=792
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PostSubject: Re: Dissembling headlights Oven!?   Dissembling headlights Oven!? Icon_minitimeNovember 23rd 2011, 7:07 pm

nguyen306 wrote:
EVOXXX wrote:
EF_guy wrote:
nguyen306 wrote:
has anyone ever threw in there headlights in the oven to dissembling them from the silicone? I'm in need to paint my housing, and last time i did this with a friends, it did not work out so well. Any tips, tricks etc?

put it glass down.
don't put full plastic lights in the oven.
make sure to remove any retaining clips from the headlight prior to placing it in the oven.
be very slow removing the glass, make sure to place the hot glass on a cloth padded surface so that it does not shatter. a cold counter can cause a very hot glass headlight to shatter, probably.

GL.

and you can put full plastic lights in the oven your not cooking them your just heating it up spread apart the weather sealing

260 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8 mins is what i did

EDIT: preheated to 260 !

260? people were saying 150!, Ive used a heat gun doesn't work so well. Its a plastic lense btw, Ill tackle it with some friends for fun

YES! 260 Fahrenheit , its gets to 120 on a nice hot day in mexico ! lol
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