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how do you paint the inner housing of the 5th gen headlights?

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while i go take more.. "pleasing" pictures you'll just have to deal with this one. now wheres that dig. cam?
 

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r u referring to the aluminum part?

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man thats real hard, i dont think theres a real easy way to do it caus i dont think u can open that head light part up and just start painitng the inside like that.

ive seen a pic of it done though. u might have to do some serious cutting and fabricating

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no, you can take the housing apart, just like how 98+ accords take out the housing to take out the orange strip.

i've taken apart the housing of a 5th gen and 6th gen accord before, and im sure our preludes will be the same.
 

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exactly how is it done again?

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same way taillights are cleared.

1.take a heat gun,
2.heat up where the clear plastic cover meets the rear assembly.
3.do it carefully,
4.heat all around evenly and slowly start separating.
5.paint, glitter, do what you wish once the clear cover is separated.
6.put back while heating the glue that holds the pieces together.
7.apply a coat of silicone once you have the pieces back just to make sure you got proper seal.

that's the thing with doing these projects. you may never get it to seal perfect and in headlights, this means trapped moisture.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by johnsoncranium:

that's the thing with doing these projects. you may never get it to seal perfect and in headlights, this means trapped moisture.
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im telling ya, its alot of work and just leads easily to unwanted problems...

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It really isn't as bad as you'd think matt...all depends on how much time and effort you wish to put into it. I've taken apart two accord headlights (to remove the orange thing), and it's really not that bad. I used the oven method however. Still...works just like the heat gun way. Really not that bad and turns out decent as long as you seal it up right. We've had no problems with the lights we did....

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by vabeach_lude:
What kind of (black)paint would you all recommend?

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I used black heat paint for my first two coats and then for the final coat some regular glossy black paint.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by BottleFedLude:
Got any pics of your lights?</font>
nothing close-up, but check my post from the other day titled "my new pics" or search on hp.com for member "steve"
 

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I might be doing this tomorrow to make my red barbie ferrari wannabe look a little meaner. Got some questions first.

I am doing the oven method. How long do I leave it in there for? I don't want me lights to melt in to nothingness.

Also, what kind of silicone sealant? I already have a tube from a caulk gun, will this work?

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Try searching the accord forum...for links. I had some, but can't locate them


I believe it was only like 1 or 2 minutes, nothing too long.

As for sealant...i used a type from a squeeze bottle (like toothpaste)...it was white but dried clear. Forgot the type tho. I'm sure the caulking gun type will work too. Use your finger to apply the stuff...you'll get much better coverage.
 

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If something goes wrong it's because the person who did it didn't do a good job. It's more time consuming than difficult. As ODL suggested ask the Accord people or even Kion on the Civic board....he just did his.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by johnsoncranium:
that's the thing with doing these projects. you may never get it to seal perfect and in headlights, this means trapped moisture.</font>
yes, i saw a celica at the last autoX with a fucked up (fogged) headlight... so make sure you seal it perfectly.

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hahahahah!!!!! man! ppl still remember my quotes!


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Oh then again...try to seal it up GOOD..and highly recommended to wrap it over with water resistant tape too. U dont want any condensation going in after...if there is condensation..a trick is to open the rubber sleeve where the top headlight bulb is located..so the air can match the air inside the headlight..and blah blah.... and a little extra silicone can come in handy! when putting the thing back together!....... USe a big fat flat screw driver to pry that bietch open too...its easy! just ...Take it easy! dont rush!
I thought taking off the bumper and headlights was harder!
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