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    That's some good news there. I'm excited, I can't wait to start them. Probably be Monday after work.

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    Any issues with water intrusion ? what did you use to reseal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRIANV View Post
    Any issues with water intrusion ? what did you use to reseal?
    Nope! I used retrorubber I bought from Amazon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by blind View Post
    nope! I used retrorubber i bought from amazon.


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    link for retrorubber ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRIANV View Post
    link for retrorubber ?
    RetroRubber OEM Grade Butyl Headlight Sealant, Gray https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5PM29I/


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    I bought black because I plan on painting housing. Be in on 24th. Hopefully this week I finish them. Bought the headlight adjuster tool as well.

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    I'm baking them as I speak, corner lights popped right off no problems. Headlights on the other hand, kicking my ***.

    Update -- As of last night I had to stop, spent close to 1 1/2 hrs on one headlight, and to top it off I chewed the **** out of the housing. Now I'm going to have to use epoxy to fix the broken pieces. But it will be fixed. And I still have one more side. As of this point I wish I just bought them finished.
    Ok finished second headlight last night. Boy was it easier. Took about 20 mins to separate, including baking time. I just decided to break the housing in a controlled fashion. So a little bit to fix on this one. But near as bad as the last one. Now tonight, strip the chrome and sand the rough spots. Maybe paint.
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    I haven't been on in a while. But I finished my lights last week. I was doing them slow AF but wanted them to be perfect. The DDM harness was a joke. Some of the pins kept popping out when I go to connect, so much so I went ahead and used epoxy to hold the wire in the connector, then once it was dry plugged it in. The harness and projectors also came with absolutely no instructions. Good thing the store was 1/2 mile away so I went there and had them help out. I had guessed when installing the projectors and before I made them tight had them look and see if it was right. And glad I did it right. But still annoying. The thing that sucked the most tho was tightening up the projector in the end. You have to make it TIGHT. But there is no tool given to make it happen. So yeah, redneck ingenuity came it handy there.
    But here is the final product. IMG_20190311_114414613.jpgIMG_20190311_114408298.jpg

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    i like wasn't sure how the orange was gonna work out but seems to blend well

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