Headlight Clearing

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Materials needed :

 

  • OEM headlight
  • Florescent light cover from Home Depot ( used on 97-99 red/clear mod)
  • Silicone
  • Sandpaper 60 grit to 100 grit
  • Clamps ( 2- 4 )
  • Pliers
  • Chisel
  • Knife or flathead screwdriver

 

I took the headlights off and i took the HID ballast and the D2S bulbs out of them and place them away from the heat... I didn't use an oven I used a heat gun would've done the oven thing but the heat gun let me have more control.

 

 

Next when you open the headlight cover there is a screw on the lenses take out the black screw and then slowly pull out the chrome piece containing the amber piece. Once done take a knife or a screw driver ( flat head ) and slowly pry out the amber piece the lower part is easier to take out but you have to jiggle out the upper part because is tight.

Take the florescent light cover and using the chisel, cut a piece that can be used to trace out the amber piece in which you would replace. After that is taken care of, either use the chisel to cut the piece of florescent light cover to a smaller size or use a pair of pliers to clamp out the unnecessary pieces that are remaining and close to your out line.

Get it close to the outline that you traced as possible, then is time to start sanding I used 60 grit and then worked with 80 to 120 .. but mostly 60 and here are the end results but close enough keep sanding until is small enough to fit back into the lenses

Your almost there, use silicone to glue it on the edges of the chrome piece all you need is to use the tip or something to align it to the edge so that it won't show the glue . next use clamps to hold it in place and leave it there until it dries. After its dried put back the chrome piece into the lenses and screw it in, heat up the oven or use the heat gun to put it back together, and then just repeat to the other side. Don't' forget to put back your D2S bulbs and ballasts all these came off fine for me just with patients and screwdrivers, after is all done take a walk outside and put it back into the car and put it all together.

Credit: 

MaxJ04