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    Custom White Reflector

    So Ive been wanting to mod my headlights for some time know. I've got alot planned, but I just go into 1 mod in this thread.

    As we all know, nobody in the aftermarket field makes a headlight with a white reflector, so some have taken out the amber reflector out of their headlight. I started to do the same but wanted a different look, so I decided to make my own white reflector.

    This is just the first one that I've made, so there are a few imperfections, but I have to say that it turned out pretty good.

    On to the pics:









    And the White Reflector





    Thats it for now.

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    Re: Custom White Reflector

    so wait, you made the clear reflectors? or bought them, cuz they look OEM.

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    Re: Custom White Reflector

    Can you tell me how long you baked your headlights in the oven and for how long?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Custom White Reflector

    I would just use a heat gun, and pry it little by little. I had a friend who baked his Trailblazer lights and melted the plastic. Although he did use the right temp (175f) .i guess some ovens dont distribute the heat evenly.

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    Re: Custom White Reflector

    Quote Originally Posted by zerocarpileup View Post
    I would just use a heat gun, and pry it little by little. I had a friend who baked his Trailblazer lights and melted the plastic. Although he did use the right temp (175f) .i guess some ovens dont distribute the heat evenly.
    Most people dont know that you have to SHUT THE OVEN OFF before you put them in. I preheat the oven to 300.... shut it off.... pop in the lights for 10-15 mins. By the time its over, its only about 175-200 inside, but the its hot,dry air..... not a flame!
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    Re: Custom White Reflector

    btw .... they look great!

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    Re: Custom White Reflector

    Quote Originally Posted by zerocarpileup View Post
    so wait, you made the clear reflectors? or bought them, cuz they look OEM.
    These babies are custom made. You cant buy white reflectors......anywhere
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    Re: Custom White Reflector

    Quote Originally Posted by nathanjax View Post
    Can you tell me how long you baked your headlights in the oven and for how long?

    Thanks!
    I set my oven to 200 degs & I wait till the oven reaches that temp. Youll know when you hear it turn off. I then put the light on a baking sheet & put it in the oven for 10 mins. Once the 10 mins is up, I pull it out & use a large flat head screwdriver & start to pry on the DRL/park/turn signal side first. I get at least half of the seal broken around the light. I then leave a smaller screwdriver in between the lens & the shell, throw it back in the over for another 10 mins. I then work the seal loose around the reflector side.

    Throughout the entire time, I never turn off the oven. Some people do, but if you look at the temp that they set their oven too, I would do the same thing.

    Just take your time. I set it to a low temp just because I want to be safe. If you try to rush it, you will probably break something.
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    Re: Custom White Reflector

    Thats tight, I been trying to get that done for about a year already. I think it doesn't look right when they just remove the amber colored lense!

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    Re: Custom White Reflector

    Awesome job looks great....

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    Re: Custom White Reflector

    Thanks. My plans were to put LEDs there, but didnt like the look of no reflector, so thats when I decided to make my own. The good thing is that I now have the molds for the reflector, so I can cast several of these

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    Re: Custom White Reflector

    Quote Originally Posted by sfv41901 View Post
    Thanks. My plans were to put LEDs there, but didnt like the look of no reflector, so thats when I decided to make my own. The good thing is that I now have the molds for the reflector, so I can cast several of these
    shipping to 32257 ?






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    Re: Custom White Reflector

    Quote Originally Posted by nathanjax View Post
    shipping to 32257 ?

    I'm thinking some where around $60 + s&hjust for the reflector. I could also do the complete job.

    ie: opening light, removal of amber & install white reflector........but I want to "perfect" the mold before I start helping the community.

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    Re: Custom White Reflector

    Quote Originally Posted by sfv41901 View Post
    These babies are custom made. You cant buy white reflectors......anywhere
    I got clear/white reflectors in 2001 for my white Z06, they were made by a company in Cali, I sent them the samples which were red and they made them for me, in 2003 they went out of business probably because they charged too little.

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    Re: Custom White Reflector

    once u perfect that mold, we'll be in touch... i can bake them, i would just need the lense's shipped. Thanks!

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