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petegti6

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Post #1
Woo Hoo....i did it!

Heres how:

Remove headlamps....don't THINK i need to tell ya how LOL



Prize the little clips off the top and bottom of the lamp



Oven time (Rare, medium, well done up to you! Smile ) About 50'C



Once heated enough (just about too hot to touch)...remove the lamp from the oven and screwdriver the lamp apart.....the sealant will go all stringy....just cut it with a stanley blade (helps to put some grease on the blade, this stops the sealant sticking to it)Thumbs up



Voila!
Its apart!


Remove the indicator plastic insert, it just unclips



Unscrew the reflective insert (the bit your gonna spray)



Lightly sand down the surface (key for the paint)



Helps to have one of these.....bit like a dremel but cheaper!



Spray in matt black...i used simoniz...it worked well on my wheels so why not!



To quote haynes "refitting is the reverse of removal"

You need to re oven the headlamp parts (i refitted the sprayed bit, dry the paint quicker!)
This softens the sealant up for ya....i put a bit of RTV on to help it along

Re-assembled



Stand back and admire your £180 saving and highly rude looking motor! Smile

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Posted 14th Oct 2006 at 23:17
petegti6

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Post #2
Please move to the FAQ section Admin!Smile

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Posted 14th Oct 2006 at 23:26
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fair play mate, looks like a darn good job Thumbs up

Is RTV the same as silicon sealant?
Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 00:07
petegti6

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Post #4
Yes...its what we use at work..."Room Temperature Vulcanising"

Sticks like shit to a blanket though....i've f*cked up a nice pair of jeans LOL

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Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 00:10
pugzy

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Post #5
Looks a very decent job matey, love it!

Suppose the final quality only really depends on how good you are at spraying, as everything is the same and untouched yeah?

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Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 00:10
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Post #6
Yea, im getting quite handy with a spray can now! Wheels....Lights...bonnet badge....what next?

Once i've lowered the rear i'll leave it as it is.
I think the colour coding looks sweet you've done, but on mine with the anth wheels i think it needs to retain some blackness to set the wheels off..?

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Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 00:13
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a decent sanding operation would make the spraying easier i'd a thought Dunno
Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 00:14
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Yeah I'd respray yours the same colour as the wheels I think mate, same on the petrol cap too Yes

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Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 00:21
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Post #9
I thought about that....but then i though "chav" so i'll leave it as is.

I've got some sweet autoglymn plastic reconditioner cream Thumbs up

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Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 00:23
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That ain't chav fool!...do eeeeeeeeeeeet! LOL

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Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 00:28
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Great effort mate
Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 00:34
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Looks really good mate, but are they still as bright as before now? Surely with a darker surface they'll be less reflective???
Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 02:18
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Post #13
They are as bright yes.

The reflective bit just gives the crystal look. The inner reflective bit is for the light.

All i have done is what Cibie do to the lights valeo send them!

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Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 02:39
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Post #14
Sweet! Are you going to do the fog's too? Mega easy to do!
Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 03:46
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Good job matey, think I'll give it bash myself.

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Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 06:24
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Fair play! Looks well! Cool

I'll leave the thread here for a little while for people to comment / ask questions and move it into FAQ in the next couple of days. Thumbs up
Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 06:28
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Pete, you ARE gonna do a set for me arent you. Top jobThumbs up

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Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 08:48
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awesome. this might be the way to doing a phase1 set, same with indicators. hmm i shall have a look tomorrow

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Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 08:52
petegti6

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Post #19
They're coming apart again as i noticed a fingerprint on the inside...LOL

Im toying with the idea of respraying the insert in the same metallic graphite colour i did the wheels as the matt looks a bit dull in the light.

Also, the insert lets a bit of light through the bottom, this isn't obvious with the crystal bits but the black shows it off with the sidelights on.

Still look mint mind Yes Smile

So i'll be pulling them apart again tonight...i want them perfect! LOL

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Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 15:11
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As mentioned int tutha forum, iam doing same to mine, and with the same colur paint ive done my wheels. lol.

Keep yours black dude, haha, i want mine to be the first grey ones, lol

Good effort aswell.

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Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 18:59
petegti6

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Too late....muhuhuhahahahaha....im leaving work in an hour so unless your doing them tonight....imfirst! LOL

In fact...i might be the first to do my own black masks!?

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Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 20:14
petegti6

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Post #22
More piccies!









Dunno if you can see what i mean about light showing through the bottom bit slightly, its only noticeable when really close up.

Need to address that...Dry

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Posted 15th Oct 2006 at 22:57
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Not genuine valeo headlights are they??

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Posted 16th Oct 2006 at 06:17
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Dude, im coming around and you can do mine! :prays_smiley

I'd do it myself, but my oven seems to pick its own temperature and would just melt my lights LOL

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Posted 16th Oct 2006 at 15:06
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Since opening the lights have you had any issues with condensation inside?

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Posted 16th Oct 2006 at 23:23

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