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FNG looking for some headlight help...thanks.

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by google123, Mar 11, 2021.

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  1. google123

    google123 Junior Member

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    Sup everyone, I am new to your community and I was looking for some advise on some replacement headlights for a 2008 Ram 1500. The truck belongs to my brother and I want to retrofit a pair of headlights for him with nice HID projectors for his birthday.

    I already purchased a set from Amazon that were fairly cheap and would have done the job but they were sealed with Permaseal, which is a bitch to bake open. Tried oven multiple times and also heat gun method. 'Twas no go.

    I decided to sell those off to a friend who was looking to replace his old faded headlights.

    Anyone here have a line on a set of headlights that I can use for a retrofit that are sealed using Butyl instead of the Permaseal crap? Thanks for all your help.
     
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    I dealt with aftermarket headlights and their constant leaking. I finally bit the bullet and just got stock mopars.
     
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    Update. I purchased a set of TYC headlights from Amazon. I was successful in baking one of them apart. I haven't started on the other one yet. I did 270 for 18 minutes, started breaking the seal all the way around and put it back in for 2 more additional 10 minute sessions at same temp. The sealent finally broke off all around and stayed on the lens part. The channel on the back side of the lights ended up nice and clean ready for my butyl rope when I get ready to reseal them. I'll probably use a heat gun to heat up the sealent remaining on the lense to clean it off real good. Now I just got to widen out the bulb hole for the D2S projectors I plan on installing.
     

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