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Blacked out headlight housing

Postby SteveSolara » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:50 pm

Hey guys I just successfully blacked out the chrome housing to my headlights. Thanks to FLASH ( viewtopic.php?f=20&t=21365 )
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby k-0tik » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:24 pm

came out good 8)
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby yaddadaimsayin » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:26 pm

looks great!
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby 1gSE » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:39 pm

that turned out really f*ckin good! Can we get a pic of the entire front end? I like how it flows with the black grill
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby SteveSolara » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:17 pm

Thanks everyone, it was kinda easy and kinda hard at the same time, on a scale of 10, 10 being hardest, I'll say about an 5 1/2. But everything turned out awesome. :D
Yes, i know the lower front is painted GAY and chipping but that's my next project, getting rid of it.

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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby SteveSolara » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:27 pm

Hey, does anyone know how to quick repair paint chips, or fading in the clear coat?
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby BuddhaSLE2000 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:56 pm

This is done really well. Good job! I am going to do the same thing with the headlights. Thanks for the tutorial.
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby SteveSolara » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:14 pm

BuddhaSLE2000 wrote:This is done really well. Good job! I am going to do the same thing with the headlights. Thanks for the tutorial.

Thanks man, i really appreciate it. Oh and we all should thank FLASH with his tutorial that i followed from ( viewtopic.php?f=20&t=21365 ).
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby BuddhaSLE2000 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:17 pm

Yeah I saw his tutorial first but he didn't have any pictures I'm going to use your pictures and his tutorial to hopefully create something as good as you guys.
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby SteveSolara » Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:31 pm

BuddhaSLE2000 wrote:Yeah I saw his tutorial first but he didn't have any pictures I'm going to use your pictures and his tutorial to hopefully create something as good as you guys.

If you need more help or more pictures ill be glad to help, you can always ask me or FLASH.

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* When removing the headlight assembly, you have to take out the corner light first, than the front grill ( it just snaps right off with clips on the bottom from the inside ).
* After the corner lights are out there should be two 10mm nuts that you have to take out.
* Oh and you don't have to unplug the wire harness for the bulb after you take it out, it's much easier when the assembly is out.
* If you are scared to try the oven to heat it up, You can use a heat gun and slowly heat the sealant ( butyl ) and carefully pry away the lens.
* I also recommend Cleaning and wax the clear lens while it is already out, just to make it look a lot better. I used Plastic Polish from Meguires to clean the lens.
* I used Plasti Dip to paint mine black, just in case of something to happens or if I want to change it, I can just peel it right off.

That's Basically it, Good Luck and post pics after your done, i would like to see the results. :D :D :D
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby SteveSolara » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:05 am

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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby BuddhaSLE2000 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:35 pm

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Thanks for the tips but I have taken off the whole front end before so that was easy. I do recommend one thing though: When putting the lens back on just reheat the housing and use the existing glue that is there and fill spots that you think are going to let water in.
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby BuddhaSLE2000 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:43 pm

the images don't seem to work for me but just copy and past the URL into your browser if you want to see them.
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby BuddhaSLE2000 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:52 pm

In your before and after pics, why is the bottom painted part messed up in the after?
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby SteveSolara » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:00 pm

BuddhaSLE2000 wrote:In your before and after pics, why is the bottom painted part messed up in the after?

oh because i got the car like that and it seems like it was just painted over the factory paint, so its starting to chip, i am gonna remove it and leave it white or maybe do something else but that's my next project
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