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does anyone know how to get them apart and will they seal again or will they fill with moisture. I want to do something similar to this.



thanks to whoever posted that picture in the gallery, I really like that car.
 

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ask mark. "aka CONFUSION"
 

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That picture doesnt look anything different as to the tail lights. I think that it looks darker as to the shadows.

Marc, he didn't open the tail lights, he put some night shades [made by VHT] around the chrome.
 

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[quote author=watufaka link=topic=57170.msg1088639#msg1088639 date=1164636503]
ask mark. "aka CONFUSION"
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Yeaaaaa, that's not going to work ! Seriously, I believe a while back someone thought about trying to open one up and the whole thing cracked. From what I've been able to see the taillights are heat sealed, sort of a plastic weld, that's why I applied the VHT to the outside as Swoop mentioned, now it just has a tinted chrome look. Please see the thread " Say Goodbye to Chrome Taillights" for the complete details.

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I too went the VHT route, but I haven't has the time to do it yet. I keep looking at the can just sitting there screeming "PUT ME ON DAMN IT!"
 

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I would do the exact opposite of Marc, if I ever did anything to the tail-lights. I would do a light layer of tint on the red -- to tame it down a little. But on the other hand -- I like people to be able to see me!
 

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I want those wheels :(

I'm going to have my taillights tinted in the next couple of weeks. I've had it done in the past, just using a mixture of clearcoat and black paint. No priming, obviously, but shooting some adhesion promoter on the taillight before paint.
 

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I bought one off ebay and tried it and no luck. I heated it up in the oven, and started pulling it apart, and sure as heck the whole thing cracked. There is actually a screw inside holding the chrome piece and the red piece together. But no they wont come apart.
 

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I see 2 more tail lights on ebay for sale. I'd like to see if someone can use a smoke film (like window tint) and make it work. I tried it but couldn't get the wrinkles out. I wonder if it would be easier with the ligth off the car, where you could pull on the film real good.
 

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I've been battleing the same problem also. I think I have the solution now though. I want My grille and head/tail lights to look like blue chrome to contrast the tungston silver paint! I beleave a good hot knife would open it, so I can paint it blue candy. As far as closing it air tight You can buy a plastic welder!
 

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[quote author=Sandog link=topic=57170.msg1157173#msg1157173 date=1169181008]
I bought one off ebay and tried it and no luck. I heated it up in the oven, and started pulling it apart, and sure as heck the whole thing cracked. There is actually a screw inside holding the chrome piece and the red piece together. But no they wont come apart.
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If you got the plastic off that way there are 3 star screws that hold the chrome piece to the actual taillight itself. I was thinking about doing the oven thing but I was like naw sounds to ghetto. But my taillights needed to be darker after I got them smoked at the shop because I think they used a tint film rather then a spray which not only did it not reflect the light the way I wanted and give me the look I wanted but it made the taillights appear gold because of the chrome contrast behind it. So I bought some VHT Nite Shades and did some coats with that it turned out pretty well all I have to do is spray some clear coating and then I'll put up some pics
 

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Wow I love those rims. Are those Gun Metal or Hyper Black??
 

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[quote author=furious1auto link=topic=57170.msg1168728#msg1168728 date=1169752197]
MRT was under contrart with Ford on this build. They probible recieved the lights disassembled!
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you are 100% correct.

i asked them if they could open up my headlights for me and they said they got them disassembled from ford.
 

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thanks to whoever posted that picture in the gallery, I really like that car.
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OMG, that is sooo hott! I love that look, the rims, the skirts, the drop! awesome! BBS 20's? Does anyone know?
 

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After looking at the lights it appears that they are put together in a similar fashion as the Toyota Tacoma headlights. Those I have had apart and painted the chrome inside a black. The biggest trick it to heat them up not to much. What most of the Tacoma bunch (me included) is pre-heating the oven to 300 degrees and then shutting it off. Stick the light in there for 10 minutes take it out and find a corner to start at pulling apart slowly and gently. If it feels like it won't even budge you might have to put it back in the oven for a little while longer. I've done 4 sets of the Tacoma headlights and once you get through the first set the rest are a breeze. I will give it a try on the Fusion tail lights (I do hate the chrome look) as soon as I can get my hands on an extra one at a reasonable price, that way if I do screw it up I can still drive the car. My have to check around the junk yards to see if there are any crashed fusions with good tail lights.
 
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