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Old 07-22-2013, 08:54 AM   #86
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Did this mod last night. Followed Rray's directions but only used the larger template. which was perfect btw.
Thanks for the DIY..
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:32 PM   #87
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This is awesome!!!
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:26 PM   #88
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Thanks all!
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:08 PM   #89
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going to definitely be doing this mod this weekend!
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:13 AM   #90
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I did this a couple months ago, and sealed my tail lights, or so I thought. Make sure after this mod is done for you guys you seal up the breach nice and tight, I had water in my tail lights, and now they fog over. They looked good until the water got in, good luck ladies and gentlemen!
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:21 AM   #91
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yes... if you are optimistic, and you get it right the first time.

When I do stuff like this, it takes me 5 times as long because I accidentally break one of the tabs during bending... or cut too far... or cut myself

It would take me at least half of a day to make 1 set those inserts, and I would be frustrated to top it off. I would rather do this for the half day.... ...... and cut the insert slots for in 10 minutes.

Heck now that I think about it... I would probably pay $30-40 for them.

If anyone else is on board.... I will make a die, and punch a couple hundred of these out........ Now that I have consent from the designer.


.... or if someone else does it, add me to the list of people interested.
Did you ever make a nice die and stamp any out ?
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:47 PM   #92
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@ Dissociation

Did you give it a pressure seal test by mouth to mouth?

Once the silicone set I did exactly that and they held pressure with no air leaks. I've had no water in mine yet and they've been in over a year.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:43 PM   #93
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Actually I did not, in hindsight that may have been a good idea! As of now my left most tail light needs to be replaced due to water damage.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:53 PM   #94
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Actually I did not, in hindsight that may have been a good idea! As of now my left most tail light needs to be replaced due to water damage.
Should be able to just take it out and let it dry, reapply silicone. Water isnt gonna hurt the bulb, aluminum, or the housing.

Shouldnt be enough water to hurt the harness.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:27 PM   #95
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Ill take a picture, but the housing seems to have fogged over, I attempted to dry it out by leaving it out for a couple hours, and even trying to use a hair dryer to accelerate the process. Not sure what is wrong with it, possibly the bulb
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:26 PM   #96
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Sounds like you have moisture in there, I would open it up and use either a heat gun or hair dryer blowing into it for a good min or so once you don't see the haze anymore. Then you must immediately seal it back up once you cut off the gun/dryer.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:22 AM   #97
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Mine stayed sealed, and I still like the afterburner look:

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Old 09-08-2013, 10:34 PM   #98
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Tryed it out today but didnt have time to do all four. guess which two i did lol
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:18 AM   #99
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Tryed it out today but didnt have time to do all four. guess which two i did lol

Rofl. That's awesome. That looks great, but I'm so afraid to try it. I've only recently started modding. I think I'll wait until I get a bit more familiar with tools and the car.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:49 AM   #100
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I really want to try this
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:13 AM   #101
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@ Sky

....That looks great, but I'm so afraid to try it.

Sky, I have a great fear of altering OEM parts, so I understand your concern. I went this route because I saw many aftermarket lighting systems require you to heat up the housing and separate the lens. Now, while I know through working on other vehicles that the heating route works, its scares the s#!t out of me still. So I figured a top cut will reduce the chances of ruining the housing.

You can always try one and if you don't like it, seal it up and be done with it.

Anyhow, good luck if you do try. Take care.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:52 AM   #102
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What did you use to make the cut? I don't have any power tools for cutting.
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