Does baking headlights for disassembly cause any longterm adverse effects?
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    Does baking headlights for disassembly cause any longterm adverse effects?

    Just recieved my angel eye kit from lightwerkz for my 2011 wrx, and was wondering if there was any longerterm effects from the baking at 200 degrees, such as cloudiness or anything. Can anyone that has done this to their headlights for any reason comment or post pics of their headlights? those that have been done at least a year ago? thanks!

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    I did mine to paint the housings, so far nothing bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anpato View Post
    I did mine to paint the housings, so far nothing bad.
    Righ on man, good to hear. Thx for the response.

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    Wanna do mine after hahaahah


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    I did to my motorcycle headlights to paint the reflectors and add hid projectors. That was about 3 years ago, still looks the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlasmaBlueWRX View Post
    Wanna do mine after hahaahah

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    unlikely...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13WRXlimited View Post
    I did to my motorcycle headlights to paint the reflectors and add hid projectors. That was about 3 years ago, still looks the same.
    Good to hear! thx for the response

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    SO going to take the plunge this weekend. 90mm white led Morimoto xb kit in hand. Deep breaths.

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    be very careful using a screwdriver to pry off the lens. The plastic will be slightly soft and you can indent it etc.

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    Did this on my RSX 8 years ago and it held up perfectly through the day i sold it a few weeks ago. Just take your time and probably wear some gloves when messing around inside the housings. Some people add a little more sealant when resealing to make up for any sealant that comes off when prying the lights open. I am definitely doing this to my wrx in the next few weeks.

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    Thanks for the responses! I will post pics and suggestions after the install. I am going to try the method prescribed by TRS with using thin wire as opposed to adhesive.

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    ^Did it to my RSX as well.

    Make sure you wear gloves and dont get any goop or paint on the lenses or surfaces you want to remain shiny. I also put in a moisture absorbing packet and let it sit for 12 hours or so before putting it in the car. Finally I used a little dab of silicone around the edges after sealing it up again, adds an extra layer of protection.

    It stood up extremely well with no adverse effects.

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    Did my Lightwerkz retrofit a few weekends ago. Luckily I was able to stop by and talk to Ceaser and get some tips. I ended up just making some small holes and using thin wire to tie my angel eyes. Its really easy if you need to just reheat to move things around. Did you get extra sealant?

    I started working around the corner closest to the high beam it was really easy to pull apart.



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    I have some silicone I was going to use. Trying to find thin wire atm...making stop @ hardware store

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    First headlight in the oven!

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