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topsub 10-28-2013 10:16 PM

How to take off headlight deflector
 
How do i remove this piece?


http://i.imgur.com/MOMd5dX.jpg

I've looked but can't find an easy way unless i'm missing something?

Arth 10-28-2013 10:32 PM

As far as I know that doesn't come off.

I could be wrong but that is my first guess.

topsub 10-28-2013 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Arth (Post 1231825)
As far as I know that doesn't come off.

I could be wrong but that is my first guess.


Boo how to mount retrofit?? :-(


EDIT: Guess worst case i'll cut the mount, the Projector with shrouds should cover them. ( i hope )

Asur 10-29-2013 08:10 AM

The reflector pops out, its held in place by 3 clips, its like the headlamp housing clips, its a nipple that fits into a clip on the back of the housing, when I pulled mine off to install the projectors I used a plastic dash tool, the larger one and pulled it off the housing. That reflector is pretty solid at the rear of it, just still got to be careful of the front sides area. This is what it looks like from behind the reflector

http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps683626d9.jpg

topsub 10-29-2013 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Asur (Post 1232019)
The reflector pops out, its held in place by 3 clips, its like the headlamp housing clips, its a nipple that fits into a clip on the back of the housing, when I pulled mine off to install the projectors I used a plastic dask tool, the larger one and pulled it off the housing. That reflector is pretty solid at the rear of it, just still got to be careful of the front sides area. This is what it looks like from behind the reflector

http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r...ps683626d9.jpg

What is the best way to remove teh chrome housing from the headlight housing? I saw some screws but those look hard to get to

Asur 10-29-2013 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by topsub (Post 1232025)
What is the best way to remove teh chrome housing from the headlight housing? I saw some screws but those look hard to get to


I used a plastic pry tool, to push off the housing using the back of the reflector, and pulling with my hand, it will pop out, just watch the front of the reflector as its thin.

The larger one is what I used, but all you need is something to help lift as you pull, you could probably use other tools, I am just telling you what I did and used

http://i01.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v1/6...ash-b-font.jpg

topsub 10-29-2013 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Asur (Post 1232051)
I used a plastic pry tool, to push off the housing using the back of the reflector, and pulling with my hand, it will pop out, just watch the front of the reflector as its thin.

The larger one is what I used, but all you need is something to help lift as you pull, you could probably use other tools, I am just telling you what I did and used

http://i01.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v1/6...ash-b-font.jpg

Awesome good info, I happen to have 2 sets of those PERFECT!


Yep was able to pry one of the pop things off, then pushed with my hand gently, Got them apart, Perfect! Painting time!

NCBEAST 10-29-2013 11:00 AM

Are you planning on painting the reflectors as well or just the bowls?

topsub 10-29-2013 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by NCBEAST (Post 1232167)
Are you planning on painting the reflectors as well or just the bowls?

I'm gunna run at lunch and trab some tint paint.

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...ier=87705_0_0_


And Try to tint them a coat or 2

topsub 10-29-2013 03:19 PM

I'll post an update here:

Welp got them apart:
http://i.imgur.com/JkA3prl.jpg

Here we go:
http://i.imgur.com/PgqVnTT.jpg

Light coat of primer:
http://i.imgur.com/XyAIYCh.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/l2XRSv9.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/fwbb8CN.jpg

Gonna paint everything you see matte black, Then the shrouds color match the truck.

Found some Tint stuff, Very Pricey @ $12 a can
http://i.imgur.com/sBG3w6V.jpg
Before:
http://i.imgur.com/fFz2mkT.jpg

Primed and ready to go:
http://i.imgur.com/OfFgeNN.jpg

2 Coats of tint:
http://i.imgur.com/kyglUKf.jpg

prob 4-6 Coats of Matte Black ( Still Wet )
http://i.imgur.com/sYOPU9C.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/I7YMsA3.jpg

So here is the final paint and mock up. I will be ordering the projectors today.

http://i.imgur.com/XnDK5Js.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/tGJ8Js0.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UotkIS2.jpg

Didn't want to snap them in but mock up:
http://i.imgur.com/1PnxQ3b.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/GaWjUex.jpg


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