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Old 10-28-2009, 04:01 PM   #181 (permalink)
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Has anyone replaced the 09 si sedan fogs yet? I tried with Lexan and GE silicone, the silicone did NOT hold up since the fog light is curved. Anyone know what to use?
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it can be done with just about any fog light set
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Someone tried with the 09 and said it's nearly impossible with how much of a curve it has. I tried it today and used GE silicone and it will NOT stick. Seems to have too much tension in the lexan. Any ideas?
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:51 PM   #184 (permalink)
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Has anyone replaced the 09 si sedan fogs yet? I tried with Lexan and GE silicone, the silicone did NOT hold up since the fog light is curved. Anyone know what to use?
use a automotive sealnt it's called ultra gray or ultra black (one is gray and one is black also comes in blue, red and clear) lay a beed of that stuff and tape the new flat lens down till dry and it should hold nice. or lay the cut blank that will be your lenses and heat gun and form it on the seal using the ultra gray/black
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Old 10-28-2009, 04:57 PM   #185 (permalink)
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Someone tried with the 09 and said it's nearly impossible with how much of a curve it has. I tried it today and used GE silicone and it will NOT stick. Seems to have too much tension in the lexan. Any ideas?
scuff the edges and clean with rubbing alcohol
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:11 PM   #186 (permalink)
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Thanks I'll try it tonight. I don't have a heat gun so I'll be using a blow dryer. If the silico0ne doesn't come off properly on the ones I've used I'll just make more cut outs. I bought 2 sheets just in case.
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you can also use urathen intsead of silicons or sealents, also I'm not sure that you will get more heat out of a hair dryer then your fog light will produce but good luck...

you can also bake the sheet or blank and lay it over a mold or the housing but that can be tricky to do.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:16 PM   #188 (permalink)
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So you're saying plug up the fog light and use it's heat instead of a hair dryer? You said use a heat gun and i don't have one nor know anyone who does.
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So you're saying plug up the fog light and use it's heat instead of a hair dryer? You said use a heat gun and i don't have one nor know anyone who does.
can you borow one from a auto shop?
you can try the hair dryer but I dont think that it will get hot enough to soften the lens for it the bend.
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As far as finding a material to use as a lens, has anyone tried Bayer Apec? It's a polycarbonate similar to Makrolon, which was mentioned earlier in the thread, but has a very high heat resistance (160 degrees celcius with the least heat resistant version, all the way up to 184 C). I can't seem to find any for sale anywhere, and even if I could, it would probably just be the resin, and I don't know how to process that.
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the product that I have is rated to like 230*C it's made by bayer and bayer (the pill guys) it was a little pricey but it's holding
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the product that I have is rated to like 230*C it's made by bayer and bayer (the pill guys) it was a little pricey but it's holding
What is it / where did you get it?
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I'm about to attempt this DIY. I'm getting mix feelings now hearing about the Lexan bubbling and melting.

Anyone try the Polycarbonate*the 2nd gen TL guy recommended?
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awesome writeup
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:10 PM   #196 (permalink)
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so i want to do this but i have a problem.

the silvering that is on the housing of the light is shot. has anyone come up with a good way to re-silver it? i've called a few glass shops in the area and none of them do it and say when they send it out its pretty pricey.

i am thinking of chrome/silver paint but it would have to stand up to high temps.

i also thought of the shiny side of aluminum foil but that sounds way to ghetto=p

anyone know of anything to fix this?
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:55 PM   #197 (permalink)
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I'm about to attempt this DIY. I'm getting mix feelings now hearing about the Lexan bubbling and melting.

Anyone try the Polycarbonate*the 2nd gen TL guy recommended?
I have Lexan lenses and have been using them for a couple of months with no bubbling.Last week I installed an 8000k HID kit in there and run them pretty much all the time and no bubbling yet.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:21 PM   #198 (permalink)
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i ended up doing this today and it went from a 8 dollar fix to a 78 dollar fix because my dremel broke and i had to go buy a new one which sucked. took me all day because i was by myself but it came out pretty good. only thing that sucked was putting bumper back on because it was dark out already
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:12 PM   #200 (permalink)
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