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11BLACKHEMI 10-14-2011 01:07 AM

Headlight bezel???
 
Ive seen a few pics on here of people taking apart there factory headlights and color matching the bezel....Anyone have a thread or something that explains how this is done? I would love to do that to mine!

Thanks

jjride 10-18-2011 12:51 AM

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Merry xmas if you prefer to have someone do it for you or just buy it.... I did my own. Long complicated threads make it difficult so I'll make it super simple for you.

1. Remove lights and take out all bulbs and anything else that spins or turns into the back of the headlamp.
2. Preheat oven to 220.
3. one headlight at a time from start to finish. bake for 15-20 min and take out.
4. using butter knife gently pry around edge of clear lens. If it doesn't pry easily, quickly put back in oven and bake for another 8-10 min.
5. pry off clear lens. you don't have to move fast, but be clean and swift. If it starts getting hard, place back in oven and rebake for 5 min.
6. once you get it off it's very self explanitory. Paint using normal paint procedures. do what you wish with the reflectors.
7.Once done with paint i suggest waiting a couple days to reassemble. proper paint cure involves evaporation, which if you put them togehter right away, ends up in condensation inside your light and then you have to dry them out.
8. you can reassemble the headlight, and reverse the process.. reheat with the light together, bake for 15min, remove from oven, press light together to use as much of the original bonding to seal the light while it's hot. make sure its properly assembled. let cool. i ran a bead of clear silicone around the finished product to make sure it was sealed.
9. put back in truck.
10. spunk in pants because they look deadly.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89...ruckkkk021.jpg

11BLACKHEMI 10-18-2011 01:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jjride (Post 638220)
http://*************/index.html

Merry xmas if you prefer to have someone do it for you or just buy it.... I did my own. Long complicated threads make it difficult so I'll make it super simple for you.

1. Remove lights and take out all bulbs and anything else that spins or turns into the back of the headlamp.
2. Preheat oven to 220.
3. one headlight at a time from start to finish. bake for 15-20 min and take out.
4. using butter knife gently pry around edge of clear lens. If it doesn't pry easily, quickly put back in oven and bake for another 8-10 min.
5. pry off clear lens. you don't have to move fast, but be clean and swift. If it starts getting hard, place back in oven and rebake for 5 min.
6. once you get it off it's very self explanitory. Paint using normal paint procedures. do what you wish with the reflectors.
7.Once done with paint i suggest waiting a couple days to reassemble. proper paint cure involves evaporation, which if you put them togehter right away, ends up in condensation inside your light and then you have to dry them out.
8. you can reassemble the headlight, and reverse the process.. reheat with the light together, bake for 15min, remove from oven, press light together to use as much of the original bonding to seal the light while it's hot. make sure its properly assembled. let cool. i ran a bead of clear silicone around the finished product to make sure it was sealed.
9. put back in truck.
10. spunk in pants because they look deadly.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y89...ruckkkk021.jpg

Awesome! Thanks a lot man, I will def have to get this done....SOON. I also want to see about LED tails,3rd brake, and tailgate bar!!!

gingrbredman 10-18-2011 02:56 PM

I'll follow up jjride's good explanation of how I did mine.

1. Contact a professional (I used the link above).
2. Wait for lights to be delivered.
3. Proceed to step 9 above.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i5...11005002-1.jpg

Now I didn't have mine painted, but just had the reflectors taken out and HID projectors added.

dodgert 10-18-2011 03:58 PM

Hers how i did mine tried (unless you are 100% shure then dont do it) fed them up spebt 400 on new ones. The process is not easy my 2011 wont not loosen up the glue was like cement i tried all the recommend bake times.Doing this mode yourself SUCKS and getting them to seal after you do it ha good luck. My advise let a pro do it

candy08 10-18-2011 04:12 PM

I've done 3 2011s the last 2 weekends, well mine and then my 2 buddies 11 sports this past weekend. It's not hard at all, just a little time consuming. Definately a bang for the buck factor!! I'd save myself 500 bucks and try it. I do 250degrees for 18min and reheat if necessary other than that the above write-up looks good :)

dodgert 10-18-2011 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by candy08 (Post 638517)
I've done 3 2011s the last 2 weekends, well mine and then my 2 buddies 11 sports this past weekend. It's not hard at all, just a little time consuming. Definately a bang for the buck factor!! I'd save myself 500 bucks and try it. I do 250degrees for 18min and reheat if necessary other than that the above write-up looks good :)

Well glad it worked for you i know at least 20 that tried and either broke them or could not remove glue me ill never do it again

dodgert 10-18-2011 07:37 PM

I tried all the bake procedures i researched and watched vids and the glue would not soften i wound up snapping my clear lens in half but bottom line your truck you want to try go for it lol cant know unless you try. And i like my headlights better anyway give it a unique look.

candy08 10-18-2011 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dodgert (Post 638607)
Well glad it worked for you i know at least 20 that tried and either broke them or could not remove glue me ill never do it again

Yeah me too :smileup: sucks in yours/yalls case tho. I just couldnt cough up that much dough when the guy provides his write up on what ur gonna pay him to do. Worst comes to worse i fudge em up then buy from him!

CdnoilRAM 10-18-2011 09:10 PM

Just did mine this past weekend to install new halos. Very straight forward, people normally hash things up by try to open them too fast. I've baked the same set of heads 3 times now and the stock ones twice with zero issues. Make sure the oven is electric and there's enough clearance between the assembly and the oven sides/burner.


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