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Old 10-15-2008, 07:28 PM
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Mine is an '02 and I'm heating them as we speak. I'm running the oven at 200* and I keep checking every 2 minutes. They're not even budging yet. They've been in for 6 minutes total but no browning or warping either. What do you guys think?
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:36 PM
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i think i had mine up to 400 degrees at one point

I ended up using a knife and cutting mine apart, the headlight trim ring helps cover flaws really well
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:42 PM
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Are your lights pre facelift as well? Because I was thinking of doing the same thing, as far as cutting the glue out. Then once apart just clean them well and buy new adhesive for it. Is that what you did? Im at near 20 minutes and the glue is still hard in areas were I can actually feel it. I don't want to heat it more to save it from heat damage.
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:46 PM
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yeah mine are the older ones, and that's what I did
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:57 PM
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Okay, then I think I'm going to try Plan B then. Any tips what you used to cut the glue or techniques to make it easier before I head out there and break something
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:13 PM
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Same as heating them, just take your time cutting
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:43 PM
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Well there really isn't that much glue on mine. What I'm not sure of are the plastic clips. I'm pushing with a screwdriver but it they don't seem to be budging.
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:55 PM
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I actually had a second set I tried to put back on last week, but it wasn't warm enough so I just got frustrated and scrapped it.
what paint are you using to tint your lights?
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:58 PM
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it probably was lamin-x film
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what paint are you using to tint your lights?
that's laminx. it's an adhesive clear sheet, in this case yellow tinted sheet.
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:15 PM
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:02 PM
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Still no luck here and I'm 100% sure I've cut away all the glue. Those stupid tabs don't want to budge though. Anyone have a tip for those?
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:05 PM
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Did you get the screws? Arent there screws holding it together?
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:16 PM
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if the pre-facelift are like the facelift in any way there may be a channel about 3/16" deep the lens sits in that is full of the epoxy. no screws that I know of (trying to remember back 4 years to our cooper which I didn't joey mod). With my vw (which is a lot like the pre-facelift in that you have to cut them apart) I cut until I hit plastic then started gently prying at one end while cutting to get to the deeper glue.
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:56 AM
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Yea I don't see any screws. Looking at it very closely I think I see where there is a channel that is probably full of the glue. I'll have to pull them out again tomorrow and see if I can't pry slowly. Who ever said getting the rings off is the hard part was full of it
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