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Old 03-15-2010, 03:40 PM
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Angry FAIL : Plastic melts.

there was a reason why nobody in the house used the oven... nobody took the time to tell me why.

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$100 later, glass doesn't melt
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Old 03-15-2010, 03:45 PM
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Heat gun gentleman. They are like really hot hairdryers and they don't turn your headlights into a pile of goo.
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:11 PM
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oh damn...

those look like they were JDM headlights too

how long did you leave it in there?


Ovens are nice because they provide even heat all over... but you definitly have a lot more control and protection from this kind of thing with a heat gun... they're only 25 bucks... you can't go wrong.
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:22 PM
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howd u get that for 100 bucks?

a duder on ifx just did his headlights at 260* for ~15min. i take it ur oven is broken.
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how in the hell did you get glass housings for $100?
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dAM that sucks
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:02 PM
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Default Re: FAIL : Plastic melts.

yep overcooked.
I delaminated chrome from plastic in r32 headlights... good thing I took them apart to flat black the reflector bezel...

Make sure to watch your heat and 4 minutes is the difference between trashed and ready. Watch your heat gentleman. I havent attempted a heat gun - oven is so predictable and even for me - but you cant leave it alone you have to watch it every second.
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i got a spare set to pla with, im gonna do this!
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... im gonna do this!
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Default Re: FAIL : Plastic melts.

turns out the oven in the house has a messed up thermostat, so when it turns on, it only does 450 degrees regardless of whatever you dial.

i set them up at 250 and barely 4 freaking minutes the house was filled up with smoke and they were pretty much like jello... and yup, jdm headlights....

got lucky on ebay and got a single glass one for $110. came with everything, even japanese bulbs that light up so nice.. lense has a few tiny itty bitty chips but the whole overall structure seems of so much better quality.
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