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Old 27th July 2011, 16:24   #16
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Thanks a ton for the pics Anshuman. The beam pattern is sharp enough to be reassuring. Are you sure they're 6000K lamps? Looks more like 4300K to me.
Blame it on my Mobile Phone's Camera for choosing wrong White Balance. The Light spread with HID Kit in OE Headlamps is as good as with OE Halogens, even in Fog i do not experience any more scatter than Halogens.

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That makes sense. Cell phones have a mind of their own! How much did you get the kit for? I'm being quoted ~8k with warranty at the Philips distributor.
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That makes sense. Cell phones have a mind of their own! How much did you get the kit for? I'm being quoted ~8k with warranty at the Philips distributor.
I got it for around 9k 2 years back. Make sure the installer seals the beam properly or you may end up with Dust and Moisture in the HL.
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I got it for around 9k 2 years back. Make sure the installer seals the beam properly or you may end up with Dust and Moisture in the HL.
I will only go ahead with the mod once I get spares for the caps that go behind the HL assembly. The installer said that they will have to cut this cap. I will also ensure that its sealed with silicon or something similar. What did you use?

BTW I will be getting it installed at Hyundai A.S.S so that the job is as clean as it can get and also they won't mess anything up or freak out during services. Plus they may be lenient with the warranty thingy as well. While there aren't any wires being cut, A.S.S guys don't really need a reason to inconvenience you.
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I will only go ahead with the mod once I get spares for the caps that go behind the HL assembly. The installer said that they will have to cut this cap. I will also ensure that its sealed with silicon or something similar. What did you use?
Looks like a good idea. I used M-Seal(a kind of plumbing sealant).
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I will only go ahead with the mod once I get spares for the caps that go behind the HL assembly. The installer said that they will have to cut this cap. I will also ensure that its sealed with silicon or something similar. What did you use?

BTW I will be getting it installed at Hyundai A.S.S so that the job is as clean as it can get and also they won't mess anything up or freak out during services. Plus they may be lenient with the warranty thingy as well. While there aren't any wires being cut, A.S.S guys don't really need a reason to inconvenience you.
I also did this when i got HID's for the first time,and it was not sealed properly,and the result,was water and dust inside the HL.
Recently,when i replaced the Headlamps,i asked the installer,to make a small fine cut,in the rubber cap,so that the bulb just passes,through,and it was sealed with just a steel grip tape,as the cut was quite small,and it has been perfect since then.
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Looks like a good idea. I used M-Seal(a kind of plumbing sealant).
I've had a bad experience earlier with using m-seal. Actually I didn't use it. The previous owner of my lancer used it to fix the wiper linkage or something. The thing is that it hardens up and becomes brittle if exposed to heat which it will be. Then it just gives up one fine day and is a pig to clean up! Silicon always ensures that there's some amount of elasticity.

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I also did this when i got HID's for the first time,and it was not sealed properly,and the result,was water and dust inside the HL. Recently,when i replaced the Headlamps,i asked the installer,to make a small fine cut,in the rubber cap,so that the bulb just passes,through,and it was sealed with just a steel grip tape,as the cut was quite small,and it has been perfect since then.
How much do these rubber caps cost? I wanted to get spares and the cut them just in case. Also, I'll be wiring it in such a way that if ever the HID fail mid-journey, I should be able to go back to stock lights with minimal problems. The A.S.S. guys said that while not really necessary, it can be done. I don't want to take any chances when I'm on the road with my family on a long trip.

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I have personally opened the headlight casing twice to clean the inside. I used silicon sealant to seal the casing. Works well. But if you are just installing HIDs, that shouldnt be a problem. You dont need to open the casing. The bulb holder section will be sealed using a rubber casing. Sometimes you will experience formation of mist inside the headlight casing. This is due to the vacuum created while this was opened. It will clear out in few days.
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Looks like a good idea. I used M-Seal(a kind of plumbing sealant).
silicone would be a better bet.
Tell me, have ever had to remove those caps after youve put mseal?
I think you may be in for a surprise.
I had sealed a gap between two metal tubes with the black stuff, and i literally had to hammer it off, and then file away the remnants.

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I literally had hammer it off, and then file away the remnants.
I second that. M-Seal is a pig to remove! Silicon is comparatively easier to remove. Plus it doesn't doesn't look half as bad when removed. M-Seal leaves a ton of dark grey remnants.
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M Seal is basically epoxy based metallic hardener and fastens with metal very well. We use it on steam and water line leaks in industry. It doesn't catch to non-metallic surfaces. And once it is hardened, you need to chisel it off if at all you have to remove, as it becomes harder than concrete. In that process, you may end up breaking the original non-metallic parts. It is not advisable to use M-seal on non-metallic surfaces for sealing. As Mayankk and Taseem say, best bet is Silicon, as it remains flexible and easy to remove, yet water-seals.
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