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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 01-18-2014, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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My Retrofit Start to Finish

Mini H1 Retrofit kit Purchased:
Mini H1 Projectors
Morimoto 3Five *ballast
3Five 4300K HIDs
Mini Gatling Gun Shroud
Butyl Rubber Glue
MotoControl Bixenon: 9007/9004
194 drl leds
3157 switchback led turn signals
50W blinker resistors
CCFL inverters
White CCFL'S

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My projectors

My switch backs & ccfl inverters

Full headlights (Not disassemble)

One Headlight disassemble

Pair Full disassemble

Housings & bowls soaking in outdoor strength bleach & water

Removing most of the headlight Glue with heat gun & flat head screwdrivers.

Used headlight glue

Took projectors apart to get the metal plate that makes your hi/low beam

Painted the metal plate light blue

Heated up the metal plates in the oven to cure the paint

Blue metal plate with the solonoid back on

Projector put back together with painted solonoid plate

Used a multi tool to cut the rear rings behind the bowl for the projector to fit snug


Used the sander on the multi tool to get a good smooth back after cutting the ring off


Dremel the 3 points in the bowl ring to get a smooth ring

Test fit with half the projector


Taped off the middle part of the side reflectors

Primed the side reflectors

Painted side reflectors Satin Black

Side reflectors finished

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Well there's a start.
Update:

Sanded & Primed Housings, bowls & shrouds





Drilled holes in the back of the headlight plastic for the Ccfl connectors to go through

Drilled holes for the solonoid wires to go thought

First coat of blue on my gatling gun shrouds


Satin Black painted bowls

Satin Black painted Housings

Both drying for tomorrow we cure!

Soldered the 50w resistors & CCFL'S connectors onto the headlight harness

Both shrouds cured & on the mini h1 projectors

Put housings, bowls & reflectors in oven to cure the paint.


Ccfls silconed to the shrouds

Shrouds & projectors inside the bowls

Silconed ccfls wires & projectors wires so they don't move around in the bowls

Put together except the lenses



Rear of headlights with silconed holes

Whole thing put together and done


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Nice start! Just don't eat the headlight for dinner on your table

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I won't lol

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Piece of advice SCR3AMz when you add pictures to this thread, edit them in the first post, that way you won't have pictures all over the place and it will be easier to follow for the rest of us.

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What'd u soak it in to strip it?
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What'd u soak it n to strip it?
Outdoor strength bleach and water mix, I'm still waiting on one set to strip.
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Also a small description with pictures is nice for newcomers. For instance that glue ball looks like something your cat coughed up to a newbie.

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Also a small description with pictures is nice for newcomers. For instance that glue ball looks like something your cat coughed up to a newbie.
No cat lol
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