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How To: Open Tail Lights Without A Dremel

 
Old Nov 7, 2009, 10:13 AM
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Great write up. Want to use this for future ref.
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Old Dec 28, 2009, 08:35 AM
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Think I will look to do this as well, as I have an extra set of 8 tails.
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 11:08 PM
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Old Jul 7, 2010, 02:54 PM
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so do you guys use epoxy to put it back together? or what else can i use will normal black rtv silicone work?
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Old Sep 8, 2010, 07:07 PM
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Can you open the tail's in the oven like you can do with headlighs or only with a heat gun? Cant find my heat gun so i was just wondering
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Old Apr 12, 2011, 07:35 PM
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just finished my own tonight i used an epoxy to seal it up then im gonna use clear permatex silicone to seal it.. came out real good but i wouldnt have been able to do it without this write up/video. Thanks man.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 02:50 AM
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Can the fronts be opened with the same method? Heat gun, etc.
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Old Apr 21, 2011, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by catman78 View Post
Can the fronts be opened with the same method? Heat gun, etc.
believe so.. but im pretty sure there much easier. i did my buddys subie headlights and they had the same gluey gasket thing as the evo headlights do. his were mad easy too, took like an hour to do both my evo tails took like 3
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Old Oct 21, 2011, 06:05 AM
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lol i'm from australia and i'm having trouble trying to get the clear blinker lights. not many people from aus like the orange blinkers =p
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 09:09 PM
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I just ordered me a set of 8 headlights for 70$ so im gonna give this a try..

Thanks for the how too!!
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Old Jul 19, 2012, 04:43 PM
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So gave this a shot today on a pair of Depo Tails and failed miserably. The lens cracked even with use of the heat gun and oven, and taking my time with the box cutter. Lesson learned - I still hate anything involving exterior bits.
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Old Mar 31, 2013, 05:20 PM
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will def be using this tip. Thanks.
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Old Mar 10, 2014, 06:27 PM
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Tried this today, sat cutting one spot for 20 minutes, never saw the "signs" that it's working. Sealed back and put them back on the car. The dremel how to post needs to be put back on the how to sticky.
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Old Oct 11, 2014, 01:11 PM
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Exclamation

I know it's an old post, But I recently open my tail light based on him so I thought maybe to share my experience from this little adventure.
After opening my headlight paint them and close it back in less then 24 hours, I assume that the tail light should be easy too - WRONG.
first I did my left tail light using a knife, I crack the glass in a few places and after accidentally stabbed myself I decided that in the right tail light I will use a dremel.
Its true that using a dremel I dont need heat gun and the glass came out without a scratch, But the dremel make a huge gap between the plastic and the glass.
So both methods have disadvantages.
So my TIP for those how really want to paint their tail light, And do million dollar work, Is to have 2 sets of lights,
The first set should be done using a dremel, So you will get 2 (right and left) clear undamaged glasses.
And the second one using heat gun and a knife and you will have 2 undamaged lights base.

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Old Mar 29, 2019, 12:52 PM
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Hey man i need your help

How you removed the red reflectors fron the tail lights?
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