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Old 15th March 2009, 14:39   #1
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Default How to dismantle a Headlight/Foglamp Assembly

Without a heat gun or a microwave? Because I dont have either

Any other options ? I'd love to add some DIY angeleyes, but this is a show stopper.

Any tips ?
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Great that you din't have a microwave! If you had heated the lamp assy in a microwave, the reflective coating would have caused it to spark! The oven they refer to is the non microwave type.

Use sharp knife, stanley type or swiss army ones, to cut through the resin.
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but then how do you put it back ?

I'm thinking of using the heating element of a very old bread toaster We have
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To put it back use RTV silicone, preferably the the type they use to bond windshield to the car. Cutting wouldn't work it is pretty hard, heating is the only non damaging solution.

You have a hairdryer? You can use that too.

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tried with a gas stove. maybe I didnt heat it enough, or maybe the seal is too thick. I give up. Maybe I'll see if i can get a hot air gun. any ideas where i could buy/borrow/pay for the services of a hot air gun in tvm/ get the thing dismantled professionally in Tvm ?
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microwave imagine what'd have happened if you'd popped the assembly inside it. Heatgun would be available at most hardware stores.
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but a lot of people use a microwave. i think bhpian nikhilv12 used a microwave sucessfully on his indica and swift HL's
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but a lot of people use a microwave. i think bhpian nikhilv12 used a microwave sucessfully on his indica and swift HL's
You can use microwave if and only if there is no metal or metallic film inside. Remember microwave is high energy RF and any metal will cause sparking and damage to your oven.
I don't think hair dryer will work either because heat is too less .

Just a wild idea try using a blow pipe ( from mouth) in a spirit lamp / kerosene lamp like goldsmiths have.

You can procure the spirit lamp / bunsen burner from any scientific store at your place which sell stuff to school and colleges. I have not seen old style kerosene lamp for many years now but must be sold in villages still.
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i did mine with hot water ,because i cudn't find an oven big enough for the OHC lights.It's usually done in plain industrial oven and not microwave oven.Its simple just put your headlights in a bucket and pour hot water and VOILA it done.slowly pull the headlight apart.
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@ dr chill - thanks, will try that out!

how to put them back together ?
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Silicon was used.i don't know the exact name but any hardware store shud have it.it comes with a gun/dispenser. thats what i used in mine
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how to put them back together ?
fewiquick-chutki me chipkaye.

just a suggestion, not tried out.

mostly, silicon gun is used at garages.
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I have seen fevi-quick damage the glass surface.

I guess silicon gun gun is the best solution.

between would M-seal work to make the headlamps water proof ?? ( Palio s10)
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@ KD - i know what you have in mind - try this link as well General: Water vapour in palio head lights. - The FIAT Forum

Guys - sorry for going Off-Topic. :
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