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    Question on sealed lights

    Does anyone know a method to split a set of lights (motorcycle raptor headlights) without damaging them. The light appears to be able to split but there must be some kind of adhesive. Any suggestions.?

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    Mike

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    Some lights use a permanent sealant and some use a butyl rubber sealant like windshields. The permanent seal type usually have to be cut open. Can I ask why you need to open them? Are you performing an HID retrofit conversion?

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    Search "Baking Headlights" on Youtube. There is many videos explaining temperature and time needed to make them separate and then you can clean them up and re-seal them. It's pretty easy. Many people do this to paint the inside and have it be black or match the car paint. Good luck!

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    Can I ask why you need to open them? Are you performing an HID retrofit conversion?

    I would like to open them up in order to integrate the turn signal lights. What can I use to cut them open with the least amount of damage?

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    Mike

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    Mike,

    What vehicle are the lights from? Can you post a photo? If they are factory lamps with polycarbonate lenses putting them in the oven to try to soften the sealant at about 250*f would be my suggestion. If they are aftermarket/kit car lights this may not be a smart decision given the construction materials. Acrylic will soften and sag at this temperature.

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