Nice work on both jobs! What kind of preparation did you do for the housings before applying the adhesion promoter? Clean with TSP or similar?
I've also heard you need to be careful of the type of silicone that is used. Some will "off gas" more than other and fog the insides of the housings. Any recommendations there?
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If you have factory HID's, then painting the buckets won't hurt your light projection. Painting buckets on a stock halogen system basically kills their reflective properties and the light output.
I retrofitted the headlights in my RAM with projectors and painted the inside satin black. The headlights were baked, at a low heat for a short period of time, just to loosen/soften the sealer so they would come apart. Here's what I ended up with:
I also shaved the turn signal shroud and tinted the side deflectors as I was going with an LED bulb vs. incandescent.
Yup. Really, just take your time removing the old sealant (the surfaces should be squeaky clean) and really, really take your time putting sealant back on. Don't hurry this. Condensation in the headlights ain't worth hurryin' the sealing job. A dab of light clear silicone on any wires that penetrate the capsule for the halo rings is a must. Lastly, make sure your gasket/seal at the base of each headlight bulb is in place.
i did mine in matte black and love the look...baking is the best way to go for sure. bake in 10-15 min intervals for your first time and keep it between 250 and 275 F. you'll likely need at least a couple intervals before you feel it really starting to give, but make sure after the first one you pry it up a bit...make things easier after the second one. when you're cleaning out the old sealant make sure you do a good job. keep the oven on and throw it back in a couple of times as you're doing it cuz the old sealant will harden up again pretty quick. take your time and it'll be pretty easy....i use a clear silicone to seal with and like everyone said, don't be shy with it and make sure you're filling the channels full and getting a really good seal...any questions just come right back on here, plenty of experience to go around lol
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