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HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers? #142128 Apr 1, 12:17pm Apr 1, 12:17pm
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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.

Re: HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers? [Re: BATmobile] #142129 Apr 1, 12:19pm Apr 1, 12:19pm
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Heat gun or hair dryer?

Re: HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers? [Re: trog2233] #142130 Apr 1, 12:21pm Apr 1, 12:21pm
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not a heatgun...

hairdryer thumbsup

Re: HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers? [Re: BATmobile] #142131 Apr 1, 12:43pm Apr 1, 12:43pm
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it wont warp or miss up the covers?

Re: HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers? [Re: BATmobile] #142132 Apr 1, 12:47pm Apr 1, 12:47pm
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thats the trickey part gotta leave them on there for jsut the right amount of time


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Re: HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers? [Re: BATmobile] #142133 Apr 1, 12:49pm Apr 1, 12:49pm
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should i set the hairdryer on low, med, or high.

Re: HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers? [Re: BATmobile] #142134 Apr 1, 12:55pm Apr 1, 12:55pm
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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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Re: HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers? [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #142135 Apr 1, 1:01pm Apr 1, 1:01pm
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I used a hairdryer(HIGH), and a butter knife, gotta take your time though...mine came out good

Re: HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers? [Re: BATmobile] #142136 Apr 1, 7:10pm Apr 1, 7:10pm
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thanks for the help guys.

Re: HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers? [Re: BATmobile] #142137 Apr 1, 9:22pm Apr 1, 9:22pm
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take time
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Re: HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers? [Re: Satoshi] #142138 Apr 1, 9:24pm Apr 1, 9:24pm
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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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Re: HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers? [Re: BATmobile] #142139 Apr 2, 5:44am Apr 2, 5:44am
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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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Re: HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers? [Re: Pink_Panther] #142140 Apr 2, 8:51am Apr 2, 8:51am
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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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Re: HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers? [Re: BATmobile] #142141 Apr 2, 1:56pm Apr 2, 1:56pm
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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.

Re: HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers? [Re: BATmobile] #142142 Apr 2, 1:58pm Apr 2, 1:58pm
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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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Re: HELP Taking off TRD headlight covers? [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #142143 Apr 2, 4:32pm Apr 2, 4:32pm
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installing tape isnt hard


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