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Old 04-24-2011, 07:19 PM   #1
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DIY Help: Headlight lens removal/cleaning

Hello, I was wondering if anybody would have a DIY guide for cleaning the inside of the headlight lenses?
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:38 PM   #2
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Look under '** OFFICAL ** DIY collection thread' by tim330i

His link have all the essential/important DIY you need for your car.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=519743
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:34 AM   #3
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Thanks for the link, was thinking of putting in some angel eyes while I'm digging around in there too.

Thanks again
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:31 AM   #4
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Thanks for the link, was thinking of putting in some angel eyes while I'm digging around in there too.

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Paint your high beam bowl too before installing angel eye.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=740796
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:57 AM   #5
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That looks sick, thanks for the suggestion
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:25 AM   #6
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Paint your high beam bowl too before installing angel eye.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=740796
Why?
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:45 PM   #7
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Why?
Try to go thru all the pictures on this link.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=740796

You can see people with painted highbeam bowl and those have not. It is not recommended to remove your headlight lense often, you can easily get moisture in your housing. Paint your bowl at the same time as you install your angel eye.
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:33 PM   #8
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Try to go thru all the pictures on this link.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=740796

You can see people with painted highbeam bowl and those have not. It is not recommended to remove your headlight lense often, you can easily get moisture in your housing. Paint your bowl at the same time as you install your angel eye.
Good call. Looks good painted black.
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:58 AM   #9
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Live in Ireland so everything hard to get iv found the yellow paint on eBay any idea where I get the black ???? Checked krylon website not on there ????
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:51 PM   #10
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Bump still dunno which black paint I can use or where to get it online ?
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:55 PM   #11
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Just stop by your local hardware store or paint shop and ask them for a flat/matte black spray can.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:11 PM   #12
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Oh right thought it had to be certain glass paint , cheers
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:08 PM   #13
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You are only painting the housing / bowl and not the bulb (lenses) itself. No need for glass paint.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:18 PM   #14
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Why paint the high beam bowl? Does it loose its color over time?
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:01 PM   #16
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