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March 5th, 2018 11:02 AM
dexdiman
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Originally Posted by TheOdessa View Post
Hey dexi did you make a thread for your retrofit? What oven temp did you use and for how long? Going to tackle it in the morning using eagle eye housings and morimoto h1 mini 7.0s
I think I did 300, but I'm pretty sure you can go up to 325-350 with no issues. It's pretty easy to melt the sealant. I didn't make a thread on it.
March 5th, 2018 10:53 AM
TheOdessa
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Any recommendations on a brand? How many even coats? Never thought of this
Just get exterior clear coat. I always use duplicolor because thats what they sell locally here. I always do 2-3 light coats. If you put a lot, the clear will show spider cracks after a while
Thanks man. I'll have to look into this.

I was going to do my retro this weekend but tackled my sound system upgrade instead.
March 5th, 2018 10:11 AM
maxgst
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Any recommendations on a brand? How many even coats? Never thought of this
Just get exterior clear coat. I always use duplicolor because thats what they sell locally here. I always do 2-3 light coats. If you put a lot, the clear will show spider cracks after a while
March 3rd, 2018 08:49 AM
TheOdessa
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after you buy the headlights, spray them with some good clearcoat. They will last a LOT longer
Any recommendations on a brand? How many even coats? Never thought of this
March 3rd, 2018 02:46 AM
TheOdessa Hey dexi did you make a thread for your retrofit? What oven temp did you use and for how long? Going to tackle it in the morning using eagle eye housings and morimoto h1 mini 7.0s
March 3rd, 2018 02:06 AM
PULMEOVR To me, the OEM Ford headlights are worth the extra money.

They just last longer and are of better quality than the aftermarket offerings.
February 27th, 2018 06:22 PM
maxgst after you buy the headlights, spray them with some good clearcoat. They will last a LOT longer
February 27th, 2018 05:43 PM
cl0udedth0ught
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This Thread inspired me to finish my hid retrofit. Depending on if the sealant comes in by The weekend I will tackle it this weekend. Separate thread to come
Haha glad I could motivate you.
February 27th, 2018 09:56 AM
TheOdessa This Thread inspired me to finish my hid retrofit. Depending on if the sealant comes in by The weekend I will tackle it this weekend. Separate thread to come
February 26th, 2018 08:51 PM
HalNutt If anyone is interested for a hundred bucks plus shipping I will send a set of headlights or tail lights from a 04 and a resurfacing kit. The tail lights are nice but the headlights are yellowing hence The resurfacing kit inclusion OEM 2004 head lights or tail lights or both $100/pair & kit


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February 26th, 2018 07:42 PM
TheOdessa Eagle eye headlights on Amazon are the best for retros because they are horizontal and vertical aiming. Depo used to be this way but they are now vertical only.

Something to keep in mind
February 26th, 2018 06:08 PM
cl0udedth0ught
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I have purchased a brand called Eagle that I used to retrofit my headlights with and they have lasted really well almost a year later. Depo is also a pretty good aftermarket brand. When my car was hit and a headlight needed to be replaced the body shop recommend that brand. I've also gotten OEM Ford headlights for under $100 a pair from Ebay. I had to buy to individual headlights from two different sellers but they were in really good condition.
This is a good idea. I may go with this or the ones that MG2V posted. Thanks for the help guys. Also, some folks posted about buffing them with one of those drill attachments but that won't help me because the clear coat is actually peeling off the light. I did clean up the stockers using my DA and buffing pads that way but I really don't like the look of the 99-00 lights.
February 26th, 2018 04:52 PM
dexdiman I have purchased a brand called Eagle that I used to retrofit my headlights with and they have lasted really well almost a year later. Depo is also a pretty good aftermarket brand. When my car was hit and a headlight needed to be replaced the body shop recommend that brand. I've also gotten OEM Ford headlights for under $100 a pair from Ebay. I had to buy to individual headlights from two different sellers but they were in really good condition.
February 26th, 2018 03:03 PM
TheOdessa
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Originally Posted by ZEN357 View Post
Try LMR Restoration for new headlights.
They sell the same aftermarket lights as AM or eBay or amazon.
February 26th, 2018 02:56 PM
ZEN357 Try LMR Restoration for new headlights.
February 26th, 2018 11:58 AM
TheOdessa
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True the stock headlights last longer and good ole Harbor Freight has a resto kit for less than $15. Its not a “professional” go feature in a car show but worth the green for the result/time. Now its on the subject but I am not trying to take over or anything but I got a great deal on the Raxiom “angel eyes” has anyone installed these? Whats the blue wire for? Where does it hook up? How do I hook em up? Please if anyone has the time its well appreciated. Please I am sorry if I offend not anticipated.


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Likely the extra wire is for the halo portion ("angel eye") to get power to those LEDs. That would be my assumption. If that is the case, it is up to you how you want to install. If you want the angle eye on anytime the car is on, then find a source that is switched with the ignition. If you want them on when any lights are on (parking lights and headlights) then tap the parking light source. if you only want with headlights, then find a source that is only 'Hot' when the low beam/high beam is on.

You may be better off starting your own thread for this though, as I know others have installed them. Also pics/part numbers will help when you do so.
Agreed. I am not a fan of these headlights so I never looked into it. Oem or retrofit only....but that's just me.
February 26th, 2018 11:57 AM
TheOdessa
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I bought a headlight restore kit from Walmart that attached to a drill. Worked great.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rust-Oleu...&wl13=&veh=sem
Anything with a drill attachment versus hand kits are better imo. I got a similar kit from 3m. The cheapo turtle was kit sucks.

Now to keep them clear....protection and polish. It's the uv rays that do a number on paint and plastics. My 18 year old paint is well kept. It looks good for being 18 years old. Problem is the previous owner didn't think this way so there is swirl marks and cat claw marks and all kind of stuff in the paint. I got it as good as I can but I'm OCD and want to just get it redone.
February 26th, 2018 10:43 AM
Derfdog15
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Originally Posted by HalNutt View Post
True the stock headlights last longer and good ole Harbor Freight has a resto kit for less than $15. Its not a “professional” go feature in a car show but worth the green for the result/time. Now its on the subject but I am not trying to take over or anything but I got a great deal on the Raxiom “angel eyes” has anyone installed these? Whats the blue wire for? Where does it hook up? How do I hook em up? Please if anyone has the time its well appreciated. Please I am sorry if I offend not anticipated.


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Likely the extra wire is for the halo portion ("angel eye") to get power to those LEDs. That would be my assumption. If that is the case, it is up to you how you want to install. If you want the angle eye on anytime the car is on, then find a source that is switched with the ignition. If you want them on when any lights are on (parking lights and headlights) then tap the parking light source. if you only want with headlights, then find a source that is only 'Hot' when the low beam/high beam is on.

You may be better off starting your own thread for this though, as I know others have installed them. Also pics/part numbers will help when you do so.
February 25th, 2018 11:45 PM
HalNutt True the stock headlights last longer and good ole Harbor Freight has a resto kit for less than $15. Its not a “professional” go feature in a car show but worth the green for the result/time. Now its on the subject but I am not trying to take over or anything but I got a great deal on the Raxiom “angel eyes” has anyone installed these? Whats the blue wire for? Where does it hook up? How do I hook em up? Please if anyone has the time its well appreciated. Please I am sorry if I offend not anticipated.


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February 25th, 2018 10:38 PM
Nightmare69 I bought a headlight restore kit from Walmart that attached to a drill. Worked great.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rust-Oleu...&wl13=&veh=sem
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