Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 2005 - 2014 Mustangs > 2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


2005-2009 S197 Appearance Section For all appearance mods to the 2005-2009 S197's

Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-23-2012, 05:42 PM   #11
ShMcK
1st Gear Member
 
ShMcK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Vehicle: 2005 Ford Mustang V6
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 71
Default

I think you might be right haha. And the fact that it's american muscle makes it 100x's better.

The HID issue is interesting. I don't have HID's but I think it may be because there is no outer lens that covers the whole light. That might mean that the smaller housing wont fit the HID bulb possibly? Idk
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
ShMcK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 06:30 PM   #12
amustangrocks
2nd Gear Member
 
amustangrocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Vehicle: 2005 Mustang Coupe V6
Location: rockaway beach missouri
Posts: 211
Default

ive seen a couple guys do it on forums. they heated up the glue and removed the frt lens, painted them then glued the frt back on. heres some info someone wrote. this isnt the guy i was looking for, but heres some reading about it.

well i bought one headlight from a junk yard, and messed it up, so no big deal. you need a heat gun, and you need to heat the black part of the head light till it becomes soft, the clear lens has a beveled channel on it, and the clear will bubble before the black part does. the hardest part is removing all of the old sealent from the black part of the channel. I used NAPA part # 4196 Glass setting butle tape. if your worried about fogging, theres a long read that might help you understand.

Hey guys, well after seeing this topic discussed over and over again and a lot of you guys having problems with fogging I think its time for you all to know a little secret that I came across whilst having my headlights cleared and then later retrofitted at the local body shop.
Well a lot of people can successfully open their headlights to clear them but it’s the putting them back part that is more tedious than most of you would think. Over the years people have used silicone to put the headlight back together.
Most of us use the usual adhesive silicone to put the headlights together. The problem with adhesive silicone is that it has a nasty fume, which is not only toxic but also can cause fogging inside the headlight, which sometimes can be confused with fogging due to leakage or improper sealing. Another problem with using adhesive silicone is its property to adhere. Compared to the factory silicone which can easily be removed by applying heat adhesive silicone can not be easily removed. If you use adhesive silicone and you run into leakage or fogging you will need to reseal the headlight and once you try to open it up it wont be as simple as it was with the factory silicone. So the bottom line is to avoid adhesive silicone at all cost, only do it if you think you will not be opening the headlight later.
Now, there is another way of doing this, by using non adhesive sealing silicone. This is the type II silicone. This silicone doesn’t have the nasty fume that the adhesive silicone has but can be used to seal the headlights. The problem with this type of silicone is that it doesn’t adhere. If you use this type of silicone you will need to use clamps, these clamps can be bought from the local home depot etc. But the problem is that you would need to leave the headlights with clamp on them for at least 2 to 3 days. I know that this silicone doesn’t sound very promising so I wouldn’t suggest it. So that takes both of these silicones out of the equation.
Now you must be asking yourself, what the hell am I suppose to use then if I can’t use either of these two silicones. Well worry not because there is a solution and it is the Nissan Butyl rubber part # B655389915. This is the same stuff that auto makers use to seal the headlights. It basically is silicone but it comes in a roll. You can pick it up from your local Nissan dealership; prices vary from dealership to dealership anywhere from $18 to $30. The best place to buy this stuff i.e. cheap is from the link provided bellow. The website offers it for $16 plus shipping. One roll is usually enough for a pair of headlights. Before using this stuff you need to make sure that you take out as much of the old silicone out as possible. Once you have the channel cleared take the Nissan silicone stretch it a little bit so that the bead can fit in properly and fully in the channel. Once you have laid the silicone heat it in the oven for 4 to 5 minutes and put the lens back on. I strongly suggest you use a few clamps to hold it in place, leave it at room temperature for 30 minutes or so and you are good to go.
I have almost 5 sets of headlights cleared by this local body shop and they insist using this stuff and I can back it up since I have never had any fogging or leaking problems with my headlights. The advantages are overwhelming compared to the regular silicone. The only difference between this silicone and the one that comes on the TL headlights is that this one is black and the one on the TL is grey, good luck to you all and I hope this information would help, I apologize for the long write up but I think if it can help a few of you then its well worth the time and effort

Just go slow and take your time. and buy a broken one first to destroy, so you dont destroy your good ones,
__________________
__________________
05 V6 torch red coupe, "The V6inator" auto, jlt cai, 93 bama/sct, demon/livewires, bbk tb, udp, oil catch can, stainless shorties, jba stainless h pipe, gt muffs, 7.5 frpp t lok 3.73 gears, upr control arms, tci shifter, 255/50, 275/50, amustangrocksleather custom leather armrest and e brake cover
amustangrocks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 06:40 PM   #13
09cs
5th Gear Member
 
09cs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Vehicle: 2009, GT/CS
Location: California
Posts: 2,010
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HxCGuitars View Post
Literally, LOL. I read this thread and check my facebook feed and AM posts this on their wall.

http://www.americanmuscle.com/painte...xiomheadlights

Looks like they literally JUST started carrying them. What perfect timing hahaha. They're giving away a free set if you like the post, share, or comment on it as well.

Oh and look, 300 posts! Woo!
I like them, but the only thing I don't like is how it looks like there is a gap between the head lights and the bumper. And I don't like the price lol
__________________


./_ _ _ ___ __\.
(]]]_ _ o _ _[[[)
|\_o_ ___ _o_/|
|__|..........|__|
09cs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 06:40 PM   #14
bakerjd
5th Gear Member
 
bakerjd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Vehicle: 2006 GT
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,871
Josh Baker JoshuaDBaker xxPanduh
Default

The only option I think I'd like with these painted lights is the black painted lights. This could be a "blackout" option with better safety if one would like to stay with the stock lights (no HIDs).
__________________


2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium Triple Yellow - Ordered
2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium Screaming Yellow - 1st Car/Soon to be Retired Daily Driver/April '12 ROTM
2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Dark Shadow Gray - Gone
2004 Ford Mustang GT Premium Oxford White - Gone
bakerjd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 07:15 PM   #15
Alec
5th Gear Member
 
Alec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Vehicle: 2005 Mustang
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 4,257
Default

I don't like those headlights but when I read the thread title I was expecting someone to be asking about painting the headlight lenses to tint them. My current headlights are the equivalent brightness of candles in jam jars so tinting them is out of the question
__________________
Alec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 09:07 PM   #16
ShMcK
1st Gear Member
 
ShMcK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Vehicle: 2005 Ford Mustang V6
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 71
Default

What I like about those lights is there is no lens going across the front so it's inlayed somewhat. On AM you can choose the color options and seeing them in white made me want them even more. I feel like they have a nice clean look, but definitely +1 on not liking the price though..
__________________
2005 Performance White 4.0
- JLT CAI/Tuner - 8in. Antenna - CDC Ducktail Spoiler (Molded) - Shaved Decklid/Painted Black - Tinted Taillights/Reflectors - Sequential Taillights - MRT Rear Louvers - 3D Carbon Quarter Window Louvers - 18x10 (Rear) 18x9 (Front) Saleen Style Black Rims - BF Goodrich G-Force Tires - Ford Racing Dual Exhaust (Black Muffler Tips) - 35% Window Tint
ShMcK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 10:33 PM   #17
2005Redfire6
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Vehicle: 2005 Mustang
Location: Acworth, GA
Posts: 12,221
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2007CalSpec View Post
I just saw those Raxiom retro headlights on Americanmuscle's Facebook page. I'm on the fence about them. I wonder why it says they don't work with HID lights? I have aftermarket HIDs and they should just plug right in.
I think its because the bulb cap on those lights seem to really sit far back compared to the stock ones and the HID bulbs would be too long... That problem alone is why I am not buying them, I like my HIDs.
__________________
Eddie
Livernois 298 stroker
2005Redfire6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 10:33 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Tags
05, americanmuscle, gt500, head, headlight, headlights, lights, mustang, painted, raxiom, retro, s197, sale, shelby, style

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:15 AM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup