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This is a discussion on Does baking headlights for disassembly cause any longterm adverse effects? within the Exterior & Appearance forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Take Luck When I installed my halo I made a couple of holes close together on the bottom just under ...

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    When I installed my halo I made a couple of holes close together on the bottom just under the shroud to feed the wires though. I also removed the black connector so they would feed though easier you can easily just cut off the tips but I wanted them still on just in case.
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    All done! turned out great. pics to follow. i wiring mine into my parking lights. must. eat. food.

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    Posting pics and thoughts to build thread

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    Came out pretty nice man. Can't wait for all of this crappy weather to clear up so i can do mine.

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    I did mine anout a year ago. I noticed that i did get clouding after though. Its not moisture and I polished the inside and outside of the lenses so i know it isn't scratched. I have a feeling its chemicals from the paint and silicone after reheating it to squeeze them back together.

    You can see what i mean here. This is right after installation:


    And a few months later. Notice just above the halos:

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    interesting, do you remember what kind of paint you used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryGuy View Post
    I did mine anout a year ago. I noticed that i did get clouding after though. Its not moisture and I polished the inside and outside of the lenses so i know it isn't scratched. I have a feeling its chemicals from the paint and silicone after reheating it to squeeze them back together.
    It would seem that that is a pretty common problem on the outside of the lens on Subarus. I sand mine several times a year, even before I did the halo mod. I haven't noticed any extra contamination to the assemblies since doing this mod (knock on wood)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stovetop26 View Post
    interesting, do you remember what kind of paint you used?
    I didn't paint mine, as 2011's came black. This is what Mammal did to his,

    Quote Originally Posted by Mammal View Post
    I had my body guy spray them in his booth. I don't recommend using cheap walmart or autozone paint since over time it will crack and fade due to uv light. Anyway, my body guy prepped them with an epoxy primer and used an automotive grade ppg paint. The housing paint job will pretty much last forever now lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stovetop26 View Post
    interesting, do you remember what kind of paint you used?
    I can't say for sure, but since it was a small plastic piece i probably used something cheap since it would be hard to mess up.

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