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c_morse
02-12-2012, 11:25 AM
Those Ford headlights are a PAIN IN THE ASS. They don't use glue that you can separate with heat. Instead they use urethane. This means you have to bake then pry the headlights apart, then spend hours getting all the old urethane out so as to apply a new bead when putting the lights back together. Anyway, here some pics. Let me know what you think:

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The headlights at the start of the project.

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After getting them apart.

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Chrome bezels before wet-sanding.

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Everything laid out after removing all the old urethane.

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Bezels after wet-sanding. Hit them with 800 then 1600.

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The sprays I prefer to use. Self-Etching Primer and Dupli-Color Automotive Trim Paint.

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Bezel after scratch coat of primer.

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Bezels after several coats of primer.

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Bezels after several coats of trim paint.

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Close-up of one of the finished bezels.

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Lenses after re-installing the bezels and amber pieces.

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Another view of them.

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Fresh bead of urethane laid into the channel.

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Both headlights taped up to insure equal pressure and proper adhesion. Don't want any moisture inside later on.

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Finished product.

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Without flash.

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Installed on the truck. He recently had the bumper powder coated black, and the grill painted black as well.

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Close-up of the light on the truck.

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Head-on shot.

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Other side.