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GCL06 03-09-2011 01:13 AM

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?

GR33N D3M0N 03-09-2011 01:23 AM

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

GCL06 03-09-2011 11:43 AM

Re: Question Concerning Painting My Headlights
 
Thanks!

DAVY27 03-09-2011 11:46 AM

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.

GCL06 03-09-2011 09:05 PM

Re: Question Concerning Painting My Headlights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DAVY27 (Post 372360)
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.

JEden8 03-09-2011 09:14 PM

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!

Scottina06 03-09-2011 09:15 PM

Re: Question Concerning Painting My Headlights
 
sand all the chrome off....

GCL06 03-09-2011 09:20 PM

Re: Question Concerning Painting My Headlights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 372696)
sand all the chrome off....

Will do :)

GR33N D3M0N 03-09-2011 09:29 PM

Re: Question Concerning Painting My Headlights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 372696)
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!

GCL06 03-09-2011 09:55 PM

Re: Question Concerning Painting My Headlights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GR33N D3M0N (Post 372714)
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.

Scottina06 03-09-2011 10:01 PM

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

GR33N D3M0N 03-09-2011 10:12 PM

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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