Projector OK to put into oven??July 3 2003 at 9:38 PM
|Dan (Login dan_i_am)|
Well, just finished some test fittings with my bi-xenon projectors. Looks like I can't go with my original plan, which was to be able to mount the projector from the rear of the headlight housing, instead of from the front. If mounting from behind, I would be able to do final finishing and re-applying the lens to the housing, using the oven method. Then just screw the projector from the back. Unfortunetly, these projectors are too big, and I didnt want to cut so much of my stock headlight housing.
So, main question is, is it ok for the projectors to be "burning" in the oven when I have to reattach the lens to the housing? Just don't want anything to happen to my projectors, just spent a lot of money on them. Please help me out, thanks!
One more thing, I am planning to use fiberglass to create a custom cover, to cover the exposed projector front everyones view, will fiberglass be ok to put in the oven as well?
Projector OK to put into oven
|July 3 2003, 10:13 PM |
You can put your projector in the oven when you reattach the front lense.
I did that too when I reattach my front lease.it's
not a problem, just don't forget to take all the bulbs
away before put them in the oven.
about fiberglass I have no idea.
Re: Projector OK to put into oven
|July 4 2003, 12:21 AM |
You'd have to read the datasheet for the fibre mesh and resin to determine max temps. As far as know, plain epoxy resin is good up until 75-85C, which would get soft and emit fumes at higer temos in an oven. (Not good if being cooked with other metals...fumes will condensate). I think Josh used 24h JB Weld in combination with pure glass mesh and that did the trick for him. I'd imagine the cost of one liter of JBWeld is 5-10 more expensive than plain epoxy resin. I'd visit a local plastic store and ask for 120 C resin.
Re: Re: Projector OK to put into oven
|July 4 2003, 1:09 AM |
Dope! Looks like I have regular epoxy resin and hardner. Herman, you said that Josh used JB Weld? I have a lot of Devcon Plastic Welder, will this work? Opps, nevermind, I just checked the FAQ, looks like Devcon is only good up to 93C.
Good thing I live quite close to Tap Plastics, they specialize in custom fabricated plastics. Gotta check if they have 120C resin and hardner.