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Old 06-03-2014, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default 2014 STX headlight mod

Finally pulled the trigger on baking my 2014 stx headlights turned out perfect, baked them one at a time at 250 degrees for 10 mins. Seperated the housing from the lenses, then unscrewed the chrome bezel from the housing, taped up the blinker pocket in the bezel and wiped the bezel down with alcohol (did not sand) due to the fact the bezel will not be exposed to the elements, pained the bezels and re married the parts with black silicone and ratchet strapped them both down on my table. Thanks for looking


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Old 06-03-2014, 11:43 AM   #2
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the difference is night and day. I love the look of the dark/no chrome headlights.
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Should have painted the bulb shroud black too like they are on the HD/FX lamps. Still looks great though
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Should have painted the bulb shroud black too like they are on the HD/FX lamps. Still looks great though

edit, i see you said bulb shroud not reflector haha
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Ya huge difference. That looks awesome.
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Ever thought of trying white? Could have came out decent IMO
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That's pretty awesome. I don't have the ***** to do this to my stock headlights without having a backup set handy. Maybe I could pick up a backup set on the cheap. No one buys chrome headlights.

Got any pics of them tied down with the ratchet straps?

Nice work!
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@Sweatmachine No sorry I thought I took a pic but it didn't save, just placed them on my table lenses up, and ran 2 ratchet straps across the top of them and around the table and ratcheted them underneath the table to keep good pressure on them. I was very nervous at first hearing the horror stories about people melting their lights and some saying they don't come apart. But I baked them at 250, for 10 mins even, and
Worked the seal slowly all the way around with a flat blade screwdriver and as soon as the compound cooled and the screwdriver wouldn't go into it easily I just reheated them for 5 mins to soften it back up, and
Repeated this step to remove the access before putting them back together and to reshape the plastic to make it cleaner in the end, it's not hard just time consuming and take your time
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excellent work! Looks great... I didn't have the ***** to try it on mine, but you got me thinking....
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@TheRangerOfDanger it's not hard at all man, as long as u can commit to not having ur truck for half the day/night your fine. If u want just message me and I will walk u through what I did step by step in as much detail as possible
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