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Old 04-10-2005, 12:08 PM   #1
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i want to paint the housing of my headlights black and i tried to use a heat gun to take them apart and it really didnt work that well. i heard that putting them in the oven is the best thing to do. my question is how long and what temp do you put them in the oven at so i dont completely melt the whole headlight thanks in advance
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Old 04-10-2005, 12:17 PM   #2
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I would say about 450 for 30min should melt that sucker pertty good, might need a plastic mold to get it back in the right shape though... lol
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Old 04-10-2005, 12:32 PM   #3
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i beleave that you suppost to pre-heat the oven to 350 for like 5 mins and then put the headlight in the middle of the oven (so that's the middle tray if both heating elements are used)

let it sit there 3-5 minutes, then take it out (gloves are a must) and pry the lense off.
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ok seriously, before you go and "oven treat" the head light housings. I'd make sure it will not melt, I had a freind who tried some thing similar and he ended up melting it perty bad, I would try to do it diff temps start at the lowest and work your way up.
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IIRC i did my tail lights at 350, the plastic housing melted around 400
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I did my headlights pretty easy on my Eclipse... Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and put the headlight in the center rack for about 3-5 minutes, check often. Once you are able to start pulling it apart (mine took 7 minutes exactly) you're done.
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