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^^^ sounds like you needed a little more heat, but you did hit the sweet spot for prying them open (by the turn signal). That's exactly what I use, 2 drivers, then my fingers once I can get them in between

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^^^ sounds like you needed a little more heat, but you did hit the sweet spot for prying them open (by the turn signal). That's exactly what I use, 2 drivers, then my fingers once I can get them in between
It was all for nothing though. Found out the hard way that the 'chrome' plastic part doesn't like windex/paper towel (chrome rubbed off).

I now have 2 sets (long story) of headlights rendered useless and I'll probably get a new Depo set from MPx.

It'll be my excuse to also get the Mopar STS.
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Why, because you wanted them to remain chrome?

If that's all it is, then I'll gladly buy a set from ya'. Are they in good shape otherwise?

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Why, because you wanted them to remain chrome?

If that's all it is, then I'll gladly buy a set from ya'. Are they in good shape otherwise?
Yes

Good is a relative term. The 2 passenger side are untouched. On mine the lens is cracked and on the one I bought the guy drilled trough the casing and back chrome part to add a new light. My right side gathered water for a year (cracked lens) so the chrome parts are trashed (unless you don't care about chrome)

I didn't like the 'extra light' setup so my goal was to swap the uncracked lens of the pair I bought and swap them to my unmolested casings.

I'll try to take pictures when I have time and if they fit the bill let me know, we can try and work something out.
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Sounds good. Definitely don't care about the chrome, so that works perfectly. Just shoot me a pm with pics when you get a chance

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Same assembly for taillights? Use the same nissan sealant or can you just heat up the factory sealant in the oven and slap the lens back on?

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Tails are super easy, less than 5 minutes, tops. I'd clean off all the old adhesive and use new stuff. that way you know there's a good, consistent bead around the whole lamp.

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Then heat up that new sealant with a hair drier to get all soft and place the *lens back on* correct?...i want to tint my reverse lens red. Wiggy I see you have that done in your sig so I was wondering what paint you used, did you sand the white part on the lens? And do you tape off the rest of the red lens or spray the entire lens in the new color?...sorry I know this is a head light how to but I guess it can help other with the tails as well.

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I just did the whole damned lens on the outside, way easier. Krylon stained glass paint, then Transtar 2-part clear. Done.

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Hmm that makes sense. I have a spare tailight at home with a chip on edge so ill use that to experiment. Im gonna try doing it the way I mentioned. No sanding involved on either the paint or the clear correct?

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No sanding required for the stained glass paint, it has a primer of sorts in the mixture, plus it doesn't matter that much on the inside. Also, no clear needed for the inside style paint job.

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i am lazy - i open them in the oven, leave the sealant where it is and after i finished all i put the parts back together, put in the oven for some minutes and press all back in the old position. works good for me...

(sealant is overrated - a good hole in the bottom of the lights will avoid all fog...)
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i have to pick up some stockers to try this on.

legoman, i do the same thing lol
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btw legoman, what kind of headlights/tails are those? they look awesome
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