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Old 04-19-2004, 05:55   #1 (permalink)
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TSeries Headlights (coloured bits). How to?

Dad has decided he would like to make the Fairmont's headlights look like T series ones, with the painted parts. We're thinking liquid silver (cos its the car colour), as black would look too weird.

Can someone please walk us through the steps of:

*getting the headlight out, and pulling it apart
*surface prep - any primers needed etc.
*the actual painting - what parts did Tseries have painted?
*Putting it all back together

Also, pics of this mod on a silver car especially would be really great.

Thanks for the help!
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What model are you talking about? the T1/2s had body colored lights, the T3s had black, If yours car is silver theres no need to color them.
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Re: TSeries Headlights (coloured bits). How to?

talking T1/2 cos black will look weird with the rest of the car being silver. Its already grey, but not grey enough to look like T Series.
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Re: TSeries Headlights (coloured bits). How to?

Same process as mentioned by JC in this thread -

Pulling Apart AU Taillights
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Re: TSeries Headlights (coloured bits). How to?

i dont seem to be to have permission to access that page?
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Doh! Donating members area, sorry mate, Ill cut and paste:

If you do want to pull them apart, i would use the same method as the headlights:
1. Pre heat oven to 100 degrees C.
2. Place light (on baking tray covered in gladbake) in oven for about 3 to 4 minutes
3. Pull lens away from the tail-light body
4. If 3 doesn't work, repeat 2 until 3 works.

As the Haynes manual would say, re-assembly is the reverse of disassembly


Once they are apart, give them a good clean and then spray them any colour you like and whack em back together again!

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Re: TSeries Headlights (coloured bits). How to?

i have tinted the inside of the head lights on my eb by taking the glass part off and painting the some chrome parts black, now i want to do this to the clear indicators so they match the head light although i dont know how to take the front clear lens off the plastic light, should the oven trick work for this you think? or will it just melt the entire light??? hhmmmmm
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Not too sure mate, try askin the guys in the E Series area, they have done this to quite a few of their cars.
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If You Have Any Problems Might Be Able To Source Some Factory Ones At A Good Price,will Know On Friday Or Monday.
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