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Apr 1, 1:17pm - #142128 
HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers?

I want to take off my TRD headlight covers because i want to paint the inside of my headlights to match with some TYC's black tails that i'm going to buy, whats the easiest way to do this.

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Apr 1, 1:19pm - #142129 
Heat gun or hair dryer?

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Apr 1, 1:21pm - #142130 
not a heatgun...

hairdryer thumbsup

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Apr 1, 1:43pm - #142131 
it wont warp or miss up the covers?

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Apr 1, 1:47pm - #142132 
thats the trickey part gotta leave them on there for jsut the right amount of time


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Apr 1, 1:49pm - #142133 
should i set the hairdryer on low, med, or high.

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Apr 1, 1:55pm - #142134 
Originally Posted by BATmobile
should i set the hairdryer on low, med, or high.
i need to just reposition mine so this question comes at the right time. i assume a blowdryer set on high should be fine since it's safe for personal grooming happywink


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Apr 1, 2:01pm - #142135 
I used a hairdryer(HIGH), and a butter knife, gotta take your time though...mine came out good

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Apr 1, 8:10pm - #142136 
thanks for the help guys.

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Apr 1, 10:22pm - #142137 
take time
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Apr 1, 10:24pm - #142138 
Maybe I'm just tired, but I don't understand why you need to remove the TRD headlight covers to paint the inside of your headlights.. confused

Just remove the headlight housings (with the TRD covers still on) and open those bad boys up..

or are you worried they'd be damaged in the oven?


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Apr 2, 6:44am - #142139 
go to autozone or what ever local car parts store is in your area. find a spray can of sticker and glue dissolver. make sure you get one with the long red straws so you can go under. and have a lot of patientce. you will have to apply many coats of this stuff while letting it dry and prying alittle more each time. its paint safe to thats how i got mine off thumbsup


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Apr 2, 9:51am - #142140 
Originally Posted by Pink_Panther
go to autozone or what ever local car parts store is in your area. find a spray can of sticker and glue dissolver. make sure you get one with the long red straws so you can go under. and have a lot of patientce. you will have to apply many coats of this stuff while letting it dry and prying alittle more each time. its paint safe to thats how i got mine off thumbsup
but what about reusing the 3m tape? wouldn't you need to install new ones when you want to put them back on?


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Apr 2, 2:56pm - #142141 
ya EVAN i'm afraid that if i put the headlights in the oven with the TRD covers the the covers will warp.

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Apr 2, 2:58pm - #142142 
Originally Posted by BATmobile
ya EVAN i'm afraid that if i put the headlights in the oven with the TRD covers the the covers will warp.


I think the best suggestion was just to heat it up with a hair dryer and then use something (flat head screwdriver or maybe even your fingers) to gently and slowly pry them apart. It'll take some time and patience, but you should be able to get it off ok.

What are you going to use to re-adhere them once you're done?


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Apr 2, 5:32pm - #142143 
installing tape isnt hard


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