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Re: [Guide] WK H1 Mini Morimoto Retrofitting Low Beam

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You painted behind the projectors/shrouds? That looks ****ing awesome.

I'm planning on making another set here in the near future and might have a shop color code the housings (I'm not the best painter when it comes to all the prep work and so).
Not as hard as you think. I painted the housings in my bro's charger when we installed his halos.

Spray a couple coats of that adhesion promoter on before you go to the base coat. Go slow and even, don't try to get too much on in one coat. That is probably the number one mistake in painting. Then clear coat the shit out of it! Seriously, every coat of clear you put on will make you grin more and more. It will look like water by the end of it.
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Re: [Guide] WK H1 Mini Morimoto Retrofitting Low Beam

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Not as hard as you think. I painted the housings in my bro's charger when we installed his halos.

Spray a couple coats of that adhesion promoter on before you go to the base coat. Go slow and even, don't try to get too much on in one coat. That is probably the number one mistake in painting. Then clear coat the shit out of it! Seriously, every coat of clear you put on will make you grin more and more. It will look like water by the end of it.
I might give it a shot. If I mess up, I'll just take them to a shop. I wish I would have thought about painting only behind the projector.
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Re: [Guide] WK H1 Mini Morimoto Retrofitting Low Beam

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I might give it a shot. If I mess up, I'll just take them to a shop. I wish I would have thought about painting only behind the projector.
There ya go. If you mess it up, the shop can always fix it. Hell, paint is an excellent primer! Lol.

It really isn't difficult. I've color matched a TON of parts on both of my Jeeps. For example, on my '98, I color-matched all the wood grain interior pieces to the exterior color (platinum silver).

Just find your color code and get that Duplicolor Perfect Match from your local auto parts store (or online). Wait about 10 minutes in between coats (<--- this is the hardest part for me, damn ADD, lol). Light light light coats, especially at first. On a chrome reflector like that, its gonna take AT LEAST 5 coats of paint to color match it. So as you are painting, if it looks like you are going to get it done in less than 5 coats, you're going too fast, lol. Too fast = runs = frowny face. If I were to paint my reflectors, I would probably put 10 coats of base coat (color) and probably just as many clear coats. But then again, I LLLOOOVVVEEE clear coat. I love the "wet paint" look you get from all that clear coat.
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There ya go. If you mess it up, the shop can always fix it. Hell, paint is an excellent primer! Lol.

It really isn't difficult. I've color matched a TON of parts on both of my Jeeps. For example, on my '98, I color-matched all the wood grain interior pieces to the exterior color (platinum silver).

Just find your color code and get that Duplicolor Perfect Match from your local auto parts store (or online). Wait about 10 minutes in between coats (<--- this is the hardest part for me, damn ADD, lol). Light light light coats, especially at first. On a chrome reflector like that, its gonna take AT LEAST 5 coats of paint to color match it. So as you are painting, if it looks like you are going to get it done in less than 5 coats, you're going too fast, lol. Too fast = runs = frowny face. If I were to paint my reflectors, I would probably put 10 coats of base coat (color) and probably just as many clear coats. But then again, I LLLOOOVVVEEE clear coat. I love the "wet paint" look you get from all that clear coat.
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Re: [Guide] WK H1 Mini Morimoto Retrofitting Low Beam

Thanks bro! Yeah, I painted the bezels behind the projector with plasti dip. I knew it would hold up to any heat from the bulb, and give me the look I was after. The painting part isn't really that difficult. You can get the paint from automotive touchup. I LOVE their nozzles. It makes it very difficult to over shoot your paint creating runs. But like LipschitzWrath said, just take it slow and use light coats. The key to any paint project is the prep work and cleaning. Always remember: Clean parts, 1,500 grit sand, primer, lightly sand (2,500 grit), 3-5 coats base, 4-6 coats clear.

I left the front rings and the inside of them chrome to mirror more of a stock look from the front. I didn't want it to look like I touched them at all. I painted the main part of the headlight housing dark khaki and trimmed a piece of tape to cover up the opening for the side turn signal. I peeled it up just after the last coat of paint so I could clear over the top. Start light with your first couple coats of clear and get heavier with the last 2. It will give the paint a VERY wet look. I'm really happy with the end results, but this whole project is kind of a pain in the butt to do lol.
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