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Old 09-30-2011, 01:44 PM
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I just melted my right sidelight. It was only at 200 for 5 minutes to soften the glue. Great! Where do I get a sidelight without paying steep dealer prices?
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:39 PM
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They're widely available aftermarket.
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Old 09-30-2011, 02:48 PM
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I just melted my right sidelight. It was only at 200 for 5 minutes to soften the glue. Great! Where do I get a sidelight without paying steep dealer prices?
I paid $18 through Benson auto parts.
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:43 PM
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I paid $18 through Benson auto parts.
Andy, did you walk in to their store or did you order online? Any particular location? or contact points?

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Old 09-30-2011, 03:54 PM
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Andy, did you walk in to their store or did you order online? Any particular location? or contact points?

Stephen
My mom walked into the store and ordered them In Rockland Ontario. Benson Auto parts is common part store branch you should be able to locate one near you or perhaps you could check out if you could order some online. IIRc they do have website.

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Old 10-01-2011, 12:40 PM
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My mom walked into the store and ordered them In Rockland Ontario. Benson Auto parts is common part store branch you should be able to locate one near you or perhaps you could check out if you could order some online. IIRc they do have website.

Benson auto parts website
Thanks Andy,

Everything local is closed until Monday, so I am grounded until then. Wish I had Benson Auto Parts close by, but they are not in New Brunswick.
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Thanks Andy,

Everything local is closed until Monday, so I am grounded until then. Wish I had Benson Auto Parts close by, but they are not in New Brunswick.
ah damn, I had no idea where in canada you were. Perhaps theres a Napa nearby instead?
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:02 AM
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I just melted my right sidelight. It was only at 200 for 5 minutes to soften the glue. Great! Where do I get a sidelight without paying steep dealer prices?
that blows. This is ridiculous that some people can put em in at 8,000 degrees for 12 hours with no issues, and others can't get the lens within 10 feet of the oven without the plastic turning to liquid in their hand.

I got my new ones on ebay.

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that blows. This is ridiculous that some people can put em in at 8,000 degrees for 12 hours with no issues, and others can't get the lens within 10 feet of the oven without the plastic turning to liquid in their hand.

I got my new ones on ebay.
Good luck! And take your time as well.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:57 PM
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that blows. This is ridiculous that some people can put em in at 8,000 degrees for 12 hours with no issues, and others can't get the lens within 10 feet of the oven without the plastic turning to liquid in their hand.

I got my new ones on ebay.
John,

I shoulda stuck with the water idea, or bought ones already done on Ebay like you, or better yet, left them alone. I will try to pick a couple up locally tomorrow if the cost is reasonable.

Stephen

Edit: BTW, who's Meg?
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:41 PM
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that blows. This is ridiculous that some people can put em in at 8,000 degrees for 12 hours with no issues, and others can't get the lens within 10 feet of the oven without the plastic turning to liquid in their hand.

I got my new ones on ebay.
It is not that some are lucky and others are not. You have to watch then closely. You could stick them in at 500 degrees and only stick them in for 1 minute and be fine.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:35 PM
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It also depends greatly on how your oven makes that heat and what you place the lights on. If you have exposed heating elements and the lights is just on the grate, the radiant heat its exposed to when the element is on will be a lot more than the set temperature. You need to have it on a tray or a few layers of foil to protect it from direct radiant heat.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:46 PM
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It also depends greatly on how your oven makes that heat and what you place the lights on. If you have exposed heating elements and the lights is just on the grate, the radiant heat its exposed to when the element is on will be a lot more than the set temperature. You need to have it on a tray or a few layers of foil to protect it from direct radiant heat.
I find a cookie sheet/pizza pan to work best

Notice in the how to the headlight is on a pizza pan. Which has small holes all around it.
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:23 AM
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quick question when it comes to the corners do you paint the whole corner or are you supposed to tape off an area?
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Paint the whole thing
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