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1G Right way to open headlight

Posted by doubled07, Aug 25, 2019

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  1. doubled07

    doubled07 Proven Member

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    Does anyone know the proper way to open/separate a 1gb headlight? I need to separate the clear lens from the housing. I’ve read to stick it in the oven. I’ve read a heat gun. Just looking for someone’s experience that did this without ruining the headlight. Also what to use to put it back together? Thanks
     

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  2. 91talonts1

    91talonts1 Proven Member

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    I used a regular kitchen oven on the lowest setting. I wanna say it was like 150-200* only took a few minutes and they came right apart. I put em back together the same way.
     

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  3. motomattx

    motomattx Proven Member

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    Oven on low, use hot melt to put it back together after heating it in the oven.
     

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  4. Bud92gsx

    Bud92gsx Proven Member

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    I dont like the oven meathod.
    Heres how I've opened a few 1gb housings.
    Grab your girls hair dryer, and a couple flathead screwdrivers.
    Start heating where the two halves meet, go around the whole thing till the housing is warm, if not hot. Now you may be able to pry it apart with muscles. Or you may need to pry, stick in a screwdriver, heat the other side again, pry put in screwdriver to keep that section open. Just repeat the process u till you can pull the two parts apart. :thumb:
     

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  5. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    I just installed LED's and sanded and polished my set from my 92 Talon.
    I will be writing an article with pictures some time this week so keep your eyes open. :thumb:
    Here is how the lens's turned out.....
    20190825_124014.jpg 20190825_130306.jpg
     

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  6. Bud92gsx

    Bud92gsx Proven Member

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    Damm you just sanded those marty?
     

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  7. 1990TSIAWDTALON

    1990TSIAWDTALON Moderator

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    Yep with 1000 wet/dry then buffed with Maguires compound. took 5 minutes for my best friend to do them while I held on to them. They look great don't they??:)
     

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