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    Subscribing - I want to see how this goes! I have a pile of OEM HID projectors lying around but have yet to do a retrofit. Since I plan to own the Cruze for a long time this may finally be the car to get one.
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    sorry, it's been a while. got caught up with work and selling another vehicle...
    back to the project, gonna bake them tomorrow. hopefully in an oven and using my newly found muscles to get them apart, (OEM housings, to settle confusion) and if that chooses not to work I'll down a few beers and buy a heat gun.

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    here's what I'm working with, if anyone was interested.
    projectors: ordered from The Retrofit Source - Bi-xenon: Morimoto Mini H1 5.0 (Mini Gatling Gun shrouds) ...the shrouds were stripped and painted white. not a fan of cheap chrome.
    HID's: ordered from DDM Tuning, faithful to them... I originally had the stock H13 bulb but these projectors take H1 bulbs so I had to order a new set... opting for the more powerful 55w over the previous 35w ballasts as well as the higher temp bulb (8000k).

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    realized there's not much social life on a Friday night, awkward silence...

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    primered, then sprayed the HID bulb holders a dark metallic gray with gold flake. pictures don't do the color justice. this is the same color as the halogen reflector housings will be sprayed this weekend.
    overall I'm extremely satisfied with the come-along of my build. hope I'm keeping y'all entertained.

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    so this is roughly the finished product as far as the projectors go... the shrouds will be mounted last second so I have a means of cleaning the glass.
    the color really is amazing, especially connecting with the gloss white.

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    Looking good!
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    I can't wait to see how this turns out.... Looks fantastic so far.


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    Take it since you haven't posted your progress yesterday you had no luck getting them open?

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    Details on opening the lights up would be fantastic. I'd love to do this when the weather warms
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    Quote Originally Posted by iCruze2 View Post
    Take it since you haven't posted your progress yesterday you had no luck getting them open?
    psh, getting them open...
    just kidding, actually I never even got the headlights out of the car. there's a nut/bolt that I'm missing somewhere, looked up the removal of them and I've got to pop the from fascia.

    looked into the difficulty of separating permaseal and I'm **** near opposed to it. I might buy aftermarket OEM replacements and bake those, seems to be the easiest way. then turn around and sell the stock ones for what I paid the aftermarket ones. no harm, no foul.
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    Aftermarket will probably be the only way unless you want to cut them open. I now know why it's called permaseal.
    ^Usually sarcasm.

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