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      03-16-2014, 08:27 PM   #1
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Help Opening headlights

I was thinking of doing the OSS rings on my car. I could send the lights out, and I may still do that, but I am wondering if anyone has done this in the Chicago area and could help me try a DIY.
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I did a similar mod to my MINI headlights, which is basically the same mod. I didn't bake it, instead using a heat gun and a thin flathead, working around it. It can be messy but I feel its safer than baking my whole headlight.
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I did a similar mod to my MINI headlights, which is basically the same mod. I didn't bake it, instead using a heat gun and a thin flathead, working around it. It can be messy but I feel its safer than baking my whole headlight.
yeah i dont know if I feel good about baking my headlights either, I have done many other headlights in the past, but never had the balls to do the m3s. OP if your going to do it I am willing to give you a hand
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yeah i dont know if I feel good about baking my headlights either, I have done many other headlights in the past, but never had the balls to do the m3s. OP if your going to do it I am willing to give you a hand
Im a bit nervous about this but I like the heat gun idea. Maybe once the weather gets a bit warmer its something we can look at.
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i did this with a few sets of STi headlights back when i had mine. It is definitely alot more ballsy to do it with M3 headlights but if you were to try it, i believe the oven was set at 210-215 and they bake about 10-12 minutes, but check them frequently to see if they need to go a little longer or if the sealant is ready early.
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Honestly, I would just send them out to OSS ... The risk of moisture seeping in after your DIY job and time invested might not be worth it in the end ... Luis@OSSdesigns does great work!!!
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Honestly, I would just send them out to OSS ... The risk of moisture seeping in after your DIY job and time invested might not be worth it in the end ... Luis@OSSdesigns does great work!!!
After reading all this I just might do that, how quick is turnaround time?
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Honestly, I would just send them out to OSS ... The risk of moisture seeping in after your DIY job and time invested might not be worth it in the end ... Luis@OSSdesigns does great work!!!
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I did it myself on my Mini headlights and it worked great. I put them in the oven at ~200 for 10-12 minutes. It really isn't as bad as you think. After you do the first one, you realize it's not so scary.

I ended up sending my M3 headlights to Luis @ OSS (and am about to send out my Z4 ones) only because I didn't want to mess with the wiring for the LED angle eyes which is over my head. But if you are just looking to paint them (as I was on the Mini), it's pretty easy to DIY. Search "Joey Mod" for DIYs; its the same procedure with Mini and BMW headlights.
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Honestly, I would just send them out to OSS ... The risk of moisture seeping in after your DIY job and time invested might not be worth it in the end ... Luis@OSSdesigns does great work!!!
After reading all this I just might do that, how quick is turnaround time?
Turn around time is roughly a week, assuming you just want the "basic" mods (ie, angels, black out, amber delete) ... Any further customization will require more time cuz Luis is a 1-man show and has many other simultaneous jobs ... So if this is not your daily, definitely do it exactly the way you want it (totally worth every penny!!) ... Tell him Jeff sent you, best way is to email him: sales@ossdesigns.net ...
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Turn around time is roughly a week, assuming you just want the "basic" mods (ie, angels, black out, amber delete) ... Any further customization will require more time cuz Luis is a 1-man show and has many other simultaneous jobs ... So if this is not your daily, definitely do it exactly the way you want it (totally worth every penny!!) ... Tell him Jeff sent you, best way is to email him: sales@ossdesigns.net ...
If he doesn't respond right away, my tried and true trick is to send him money via PayPal. As soon as you do, he'll get in touch with you and confirm the lights. But don't rush to send them; mine are on their way to him right now!
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Turn around time is roughly a week, assuming you just want the "basic" mods (ie, angels, black out, amber delete) ... Any further customization will require more time cuz Luis is a 1-man show and has many other simultaneous jobs ... So if this is not your daily, definitely do it exactly the way you want it (totally worth every penny!!) ... Tell him Jeff sent you, best way is to email him: sales@ossdesigns.net ...
If he doesn't respond right away, my tried and true trick is to send him money via PayPal. As soon as you do, he'll get in touch with you and confirm the lights. But don't rush to send them; mine are on their way to him right now!
^ +1 ... Hujan's correct ... $$$ talks, but be patient ... Luis is anal in perfecting your headlights, so it's well worth the wait!!!
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