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Old 03-09-2011, 01:13 AM
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Question Concerning Painting My Headlights

So I'm planning on opening up my headlights soon to paint all the chrome in there a flat black. Would this mess up my light output? Any tips?
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Re: Question Concerning Painting My Headlights

do not paint the reflector for the low beams, or the high beams, everything else should be fine....when you take apart the headlights, there will be 3 pieces. 1) the clear lens, 2) the chrome bezel, which you can paint 3) the actual housing which has the low and high beam reflectors attached. so all you really want to do is paint the 2nd piece
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Re: Question Concerning Painting My Headlights

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Re: Question Concerning Painting My Headlights

Yep, Moe said it. the hardest part will be separating it from the lenses. The sanding and paint is the fun part. Be sure to seal them completely.
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Yep, Moe said it. the hardest part will be separating it from the lenses. The sanding and paint is the fun part. Be sure to seal them completely.
Ya I remember reading about what a p.i.t.a. it is to crack 'em open what with baking them and all. I've got plenty of silicon luckily.
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Re: Question Concerning Painting My Headlights

Good luck with it! It's def a nice look to all GC's! You'll love it when it's done!
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Re: Question Concerning Painting My Headlights

sand all the chrome off....
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sand all the chrome off....
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sand all the chrome off....
i painted a set of bezels with Plasti dip, and i didnt sand or anything, and it looks pretty good!
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i painted a set of bezels with Plasti dip, and i didnt sand or anything, and it looks pretty good!
Hmm...I keep hearin such good things about this stuff but have yet to use it myself.
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Re: Question Concerning Painting My Headlights

why in gods name would you use plasti dip? LOL Painting with the proper paint is not hard....
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Re: Question Concerning Painting My Headlights

^I'm a lazy ass, and i suck at sanding, i always sand too much away haha
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