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BATmobile Apr 1, 8:17pm - #142128 

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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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trog2233 Apr 1, 8:19pm - #142129 

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Heat gun or hair dryer?
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spaztikid Apr 1, 8:21pm - #142130 
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not a heatgun...

hairdryer thumbsup
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BATmobile Apr 1, 8:43pm - #142131 

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it wont warp or miss up the covers?
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drkramm Apr 1, 8:47pm - #142132 
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thats the trickey part gotta leave them on there for jsut the right amount of time

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BATmobile Apr 1, 8:49pm - #142133 

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should i set the hairdryer on low, med, or high.
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JAIMEJAMES Apr 1, 8:55pm - #142134 

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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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KULOD Apr 1, 9:01pm - #142135 

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I used a hairdryer(HIGH), and a butter knife, gotta take your time though...mine came out good
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BATmobile Apr 2, 3:10am - #142136 

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thanks for the help guys.
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Satoshi Apr 2, 5:22am - #142137 
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Evan Apr 2, 5:24am - #142138 

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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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Pink_Panther Apr 2, 1:44pm - #142139 

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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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JAIMEJAMES Apr 2, 4:51pm - #142140 

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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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BATmobile Apr 2, 9:56pm - #142141 

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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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Evan Apr 2, 9:58pm - #142142 

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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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Pink_Panther Apr 3, 12:32am - #142143 

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installing tape isnt hard

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