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    Quote Originally Posted by binary.h4x
    you might be able to lay the glass lense flat in your oven, then lay some plexi over it, then put the oven on the lowest heat setting. Turn the heat up slowly until it starts to soften and "fall" around the glass. Once complete turn off oven and let plexi cool back down.
    good idea. ? sounds like it would work, have you tried it?

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    i really wanna do this but im thinking... what if my projectors and stuff get too hot and melt the plexi? what my friend suggested was to just fiberglass the front and make 2 holes and mount the projectors ontop of eachotherlike a ducati but i like the glass way better

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    xenons do get hot, but I use them in plastic headlights without a problem..... that oven idea is exactly what I would have suggested too... should work great... I've done custom tailights like this, only over wooden molds.... should work the same over the original glass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdjxklusivex
    hey guys wssup! well heres the deal... i orderd some civic projector headlights which im going to be hacking up and fabricating into a custom headlight housing for my bike

    my housing is half plastic and half glass yes real GLASS and it weighs around 10-15 pounds... what i want to do is recreate the front glass part using plexi or somesort of clear liteweight material.... then i want to fiberglass the back after this i hope it weighs around 5 pounds haha

    leme know what do u guys think is the best way to get this one.... thanks

    btw i dont want this thing to melt! lol its going to have 2 projector hologens soon to be hid's for low beams and then for highbeams its going to have some normal cool blue ebay bulbs and then i might throw in some projector foglights... so yeah thats the setup! thanks!
    WHat About the fact the the lense/cover of your bikes headlights are may/should/do have some sort of optical quality that you should not mess with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiredwrx
    WHat About the fact the the lense/cover of your bikes headlights are may/should/do have some sort of optical quality that you should not mess with.

    Michael
    its just glass :-P plus its not like im going to keep the original headlights so even if it did do something its not gonna help n e more

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    i wouldnt use the plexi unless you want melted plastic running down your front fender. also, if you do figure out a way to disperse the heat well enough to use the plexi, its not going to look that great after it gets hit by bugs n rocks. eventually you will just have a hazy peice of plastic in the front. i think you would be better off using the original glass or molding the projectors like a ducati like your friend suggested. if you go with the fiberglass solution i would consider some sort of heat sink and insulation to keep the front from burning up or getting too hot.

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    Damn Jon, i find you just about everywhere don't i?

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    Oh, and to the thread creator, i'd just personally do a custom projector setup in your current headlights...instead of tryin to make a civic headlight fit in your current place.

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    How about 2007 Challanger headlights?

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    and this headlight conversion is going to be somehow connected to your nano-itx, cordless headphone, crotch rocket PC solution?

    MP3BIKE.com, could possibly work...
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    hahai like the challanger headlight idea but naw i got some projectors from a civic so ill be using those ill have some new pics today hopfuly im also painting the bike from scratch so ill have pics of that aswell

    hey scfountain --- foshoooooo haha

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