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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Baking Headlights

I am about to take the plunge and swap out the lenses on my projectors; after reading numerous posts, I still have a few questions:

1. Baking at 350 for 6 minutes seems to be popular, has anyone melted anything attempting this?

2. Did the oven smell like plastic or rubber after baking?

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Do 200 for 20 minutes. 350 is too hot and you risk melting something.

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1. baked mine at 200 for 15 and when putting them back together rebaked at 200 for 10 min

2. no just make sure its not touching the sides
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Great. Thanks for the info guys!
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also just incase i would stay nearby........and you should be fine


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Are 2010 upgraded projector lens on market or you just use compatible other projector's lens??
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Baking Headlights

[quote author=upashi link=topic=167108.msg3544019#msg3544019 date=1265989436]
Are 2010 upgraded projector lens on market or you just use compatible other projector's lens??
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You know, that's a great question and that is probably something I should have asked before purchasing the clear lenses.

I am under the impression that the lenses are the same size as the models prior to 2010. Can someone please correct me if I'm wrong?

I guess I might have to find out the hard way.
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I haven't got chance to study 2010 model light yet, but from picture I have seen,
they are Koito projectors. and they are different projector and lens' refraction ratio is also different.

Where did you get lens from? try contact them to confirm if they are for 2010/ or have compatible lens for 2010 model






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I got the lenses from the retrofit source. I will shoot them an email.
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Re: Baking Headlights

should the headlights be placed on like a sheet of foil or something or do people just place it directly on the grill?


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