: best way to split apart headlights???



platinum_V
01-14-13, 04:15 PM
I got an extra pair of headlights and I want to split them apart so I can paint the inside platinum or black ( itll look like the c6 corvette headlights). Anyone know the best way to split them? I heard putting them in the oven? But want to find out for sure.

etcts-v
01-16-13, 08:12 PM
I used oven trick when I tried mine but I would go super slow and carefully as you will easily crack the housings. Based on my experience I have to highly suggest you not try to open and paint them, sell them on e-bay for $300 and buy a set of aftermarkets for $300. I finally just tossed mine in the trash after a month of trying to get them resealed and the paint to look decent which was a complete waste...

DrSpeed
01-17-13, 03:19 PM
Or you send them off to DC Customs:

http://www.facebook.com/DCCustomsSRT

For splitting, painting, and all sorts of cool stuff.

Here's mine:

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/408394_521512417880277_1826717129_n.jpg

platinum_V
01-17-13, 05:22 PM
Looks sick! Any pics of how they look during the day with the lights off

DrSpeed
01-17-13, 07:26 PM
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/481789_383299538425737_1446985242_n.jpg

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/263649_377150122374012_1643349930_n.jpg

D3l7a3ch0
03-15-13, 02:21 AM
It seems like headlights start to lose their outer coating after three years, so I'm looking at replacing mine. I'm finding some interesting dual "over/under" ccfl halo kits on ebay.

anything black plastic and halo is good enough for me at this point. any suggestions from the ebay selections?

The gloss black repaint is awesome

//I went with these http://www.ebay.com/itm/03-07-Cadillac-CTS-Halo-BLK-Projector-Headlights-BLK-Left-Right-Front-LED-DRL-/190808460993?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3ACTS&hash=item2c6d120ec1&vxp=mtr ... the same ones as


Just a standard Duplicolor rattle can with a clear, if you're painting older lights you may want to hit is with a light coat of filler primer to fill in any scratches or pits.

Here are mine, Before:

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/IMG_1063.jpg

AFTER:

http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/ellioth3771/6c973d8b.jpg



I like halos, and though the interior of the headlights isn't gloss black like platinum_v's, it's a 90% solution

nikdsctsv
03-19-13, 11:02 PM
You can seperate the heads lights. Heat gun did nothing for me, but the over worked like a charm. I did it at 300 for 8 minutes. Then slowly and gently pry them apart! If it cools down too much throw em back in for a few. Also if you can support it in some way that it is not on the over rack. Also, if it is a small oven do not place it close to the heating element/area. Then take all of the round access port out (they melt easier). Lastly if you dont want to end up with a cracked lense, melter mounting tab, melted access panels, and grill marks like a steak, pony up the 210$ and buy those halos off ebay. Thats what I did.

D3l7a3ch0
03-20-13, 01:01 AM
i like that they come with bulbs

I'm still going to paint the edges. although the plastic is black, the bonded seams are grey.

etcts-v
03-20-13, 05:18 PM
You can seperate the heads lights. Heat gun did nothing for me, but the over worked like a charm. I did it at 300 for 8 minutes. Then slowly and gently pry them apart! If it cools down too much throw em back in for a few. Also if you can support it in some way that it is not on the over rack. Also, if it is a small oven do not place it close to the heating element/area. Then take all of the round access port out (they melt easier). Lastly if you dont want to end up with a cracked lense, melter mounting tab, melted access panels, and grill marks like a steak, pony up the 210$ and buy those halos off ebay. Thats what I did.

Were you able to seal your back up with no fogging? Couldn't get my factory ones to seal properly after I took them apart for the life of me.