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those of you who used the heat gun or hair dryer how long did it take? just comparing as opose to the ~15 min in the bakery.
 

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i personally havnt done it (will be doing the oven method when i get around to it, my DDE's are sitting here) but i have heard that it takes SEVERAL hours. i would recommend doing the oven method. i think its like 20 minutes at 200 degrees or something?? (dont take me on that, search and find out).

i cant give you first hand, but i can tell you what people have told me.
 

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if using a heatgun be very carefull not to leave it in one spot for too long or get it too close, as it WILL melt the plastic.

The oven method is 200-225 degrees for 15-20 mins. Depends on your oven.
 

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yeah, I wouldn't recommend a heat gun, it doesn't really distribute the heat evenly. Oven FTW.
 

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guys i know that um gonna ask u kind of a stupid question,but u say that i should put the headlights in the oven for 15 mins on 200 degrees
here in egypt we deal with celsius and not fahrenheit so 200 degrees celsius or fahrenheit??? :exnbp:
 

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I used heatgun method along with a bunch of others during a group install. It does take longer but with careful aiming you won't melt the plastic.
The entire install time (remove bumper, headlights, heatgun, install dde's and wait for it to dry in place, sealing headlights, reinstall headlights, bumper, wiring) took a day to complete. Maybe because we had to share two heat guns and two sets of tools for five sets of dde's to install but yeah..

Using the heat gun to open the headlights probably takes about 10-20 minutes each headlight, have a friend help you out as you heatgun, get them to use a tool to wedge into the housing to break the seal for you.
 

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[quote author=stephanie link=topic=66715.msg1146032#msg1146032 date=1168614470]
you need to bake the headlight at 93º C :)
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cute and smart!

on a serious note though, (please!!!!!!) bake them. what took about 30 minutes plus alot of energy a side, took about half as much time by baking them. took me about 15 minutes a side in the oven and about 1 minute to pull open, thats 16 minutes. the heat gun way was almost like torture!
 

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[quote author=trbab032886 link=topic=66715.msg1147063#msg1147063 date=1168653755]
[quote author=stephanie link=topic=66715.msg1146032#msg1146032 date=1168614470]
you need to bake the headlight at 93º C :)
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cute and smart!

on a serious note though, (please!!!!!!) bake them. what took about 30 minutes plus alot of energy a side, took about half as much time by baking them. took me about 15 minutes a side in the oven and about 1 minute to pull open, thats 16 minutes. the heat gun way was almost like torture!
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google is my bff.

and +1, please bake the lights!!
 

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Heatgun method only took me about 10 minutes to get mine apart. Granted I have experience taking headlights apart. I used to do clear corners and HID projectors on oldsmobile alero's.
 
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