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    Default Disassembling markers

    How do you guys take apart your marker lights? It seems the only way is to dremel the things apart but I'm curious if there's a better way. Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Disassembling markers

    smll eyeglass screwdriver and a small screw hammer.
    Find the seam where they are glued from the factory and slowly chip your way around untill the lens can be removed.
    I've done 2 sets this way.

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    hmm...it worked although two small pieces from the corners of the orange reflector broke off with the outer lens. Now if I can only polish the lens up enough to minimize haze when viewed at an angle.

    Thanks for the tip

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    thats such a pain in the nutz
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    Np

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    Its a pain getting out every little scratch left by 220grit sandpaper...even when using 320 up to 1000 grit. Looks much better though. I tried taking angled pictures to compare the "haze" but the reflectors just cause my camera to take a dark picture. Basically there's no haze from an angle now, just a nice clear reflection

    I'm too picky about the little details



    Last edited by Seek; 03-24-2005 at 06:05 PM.

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    Came out pretty nice,but the orange reflectors gotta go man.

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    I don't like the look of the missing reflectors but haven't found some white/clear reflectors that I can cut that'll work...yet

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    Looks like the only way to get some reflectors big enough is to buy some acrylic and cut into it myself. If so, I'd just be lazy and make hundreds of circular cuts/digs, in diagonal lines, in the plastic. I should go see which bits I have for the dremel

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    I wonder...exactly how hard is it to cast plastic? I've been reading up on it and it doesn't seem too hard once you get a good mold. There's a TAP plastics locally and they sell everything needed to create the mold and cast plastic. Neither of my orange reflectors are perfect though...the corners are busted off

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