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Old 01-23-11, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default DIY: black out foglights

so here goes my first DIY so if you see anything you have questions about please ask

supplies you will need
- phillips screwdriver
- krylon fusion spray paint (semi-gloss)
-800 grit sandpaper
- butter knife that you dont care about
-oven... i hope you have one

heres how to remove your bumper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebp0Os7K1vM

heres the drivers foglight out of the bumper clean the surface of the plastic before placing in oven
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-so heres the hard part is manning up to put a $200 piece of plastic into a oven

-preheat the oven to 220 degrees Fahrenheit (American) place in oven for 8 min.
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-dont worry about these tabs they dont do anything

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-take out of oven with oven mitt and scrape around the plastic
repeat untill you can pull the plastic free from the casing

*quickly remove grey glue if you get it on the exposed chrome casing*
if you do find some later goo gone works great on all of this

-here is the plastic lense and the chrome plate attached remove the two screws and remove chrome
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-the chrome is real not plastic so you do have to skuff it up take your time and do it right

-paint the chrome light coats wait for it to dry dont rush

-reassembale foglight and push the lense and plastic housing back together lightly and place in oven same temp same time

- when the foglight comes out place it lense down on a towel and press the casing into the lense

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-do the other one put 'em back in and have fun
-headlight DIY soon to follow

stole the pic please dont sue me lol I think his name is Nick
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Old 01-23-11, 11:01 PM   #2
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nice write up, funny commentary
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Old 01-23-11, 11:19 PM   #3
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headlight DIY will be tomorrow gotta get some sleep later guys and gals
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Old 01-23-11, 11:25 PM   #4
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awesome thanks
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great write up, why did you put the foglights back into the oven again? was it to heat up the glue on the housing so you could fit them together? couldn't you have just applied new sealant to the housing to keep it together instead.
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Old 01-23-11, 11:40 PM   #6
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Love it going to do it at as soon as it warms I'n WA so are you using the same glue that was on it from the beginning
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great write up, why did you put the foglights back into the oven again? was it to heat up the glue on the housing so you could fit them together? couldn't you have just applied new sealant to the housing to keep it together instead.
it was to heat up the glue... no you cant just apply more sealant it wouldnt fit right heat it up and seal it as best you can THEN put more on after if need be. i got a good seal on mine so i didnt the best way to test this is once its back together place the lense part (just the lense) into a full sink and see if water leaks into it. if so its easy to fix while its outta the car good question...next
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great work!!
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Love it going to do it at as soon as it warms I'n WA so are you using the same glue that was on it from the beginning
I'm in Nebraska and its been -5 degrees here for the last 3 days (god i cant wait to move to texas) and my lexus has been parked for the last 2 months
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that changes the look of the car completely. nice write up
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I'm in Nebraska and its been -5 degrees here for the last 3 days (god i cant wait to move to texas) and my lexus has been parked for the last 2 months
Dam you painted I'n -5 wow out side or inside?? I feel bad for your IS why's is parked
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nice write up...looks nice!
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I would love to do this. But there is no pay I can afford to dish out a grand if I eff a headlight up.

Nice write up tho.
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thanks for the writeup! waiting for the headlights...
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Nice will do it on my car this weekend.

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