Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: how or best way to dry out a fk headlight

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    southwestastra's Avatar
    AOC Premium Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,651
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Question how or best way to dry out a fk headlight

    i have know fixed the rubber sealing ring on my fk angel eyes that was causeing the whole headlight lens to mist over. What is the best way to dry the unit out n get rid of the condecion on the inside? Or will the heat of the lights being on do it?

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    pottsey's Avatar
    AOC Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    67
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    take the rubber covers of the rear of them ,that will stop condensation

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    southwestastra's Avatar
    AOC Premium Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,651
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    one wasnt fitting rite n thats what caused it inside. Ive know fixed it but need to get the inside of the lens dry again.

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    pottsey's Avatar
    AOC Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    67
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    they should dry out on ther own with the covers off ive got a vec with fk's had the same problems with condensation cured it by removing the rubber covers also done the same with the missus astra which also has fk's fitted

  5. #5
    Status
    Offline
    southwestastra's Avatar
    AOC Premium Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,651
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    do i have to have the lights on when u do it? And how long do they have to be left off?

  6. #6
    Status
    Offline
    jiberson's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    2,239
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Stick a few bags of silica gel into the back of it (maybe tied onto string so you can remove after).

  7. #7
    Status
    Offline
    southwestastra's Avatar
    AOC Premium Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,651
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    how long would u leave it in for? Would it not catch fire? I was thinking wrapping light in tin foil so the heat stays within light n dries it out or my mates body shop light that he uses to cure paint.

  8. #8
    Status
    Offline
    gsi_10's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    4,812
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    hairdryer would that not dry it out?

  9. #9
    Status
    Offline
    southwestastra's Avatar
    AOC Premium Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
    Posts
    2,651
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    yea but herd alot of people sayin not to do it as it discolors the inside of the lens in places. As there black ones im scared i mite do damage to tint if that makes sence. Im hopein know the breach in the seal has been fixed so no more morsture\air can get in to cause condension on the lens and know the heat gen inside will dry out whats left n gonna try park it in the sun tomorrow so they get warmer inside.

  10. #10
    Status
    Offline
    GB's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    21,918
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    leave the rubber covers off - done!

    ie leave em off permanently - thats how i used to do em

    they are shit build quality anyway so are bound to mist up, so by removing the rubbers you're giving them the best chance possible

    you could drill/enlarge the vent holes that are already there on the bottom corners if u wish

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •