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Blacked out headlight housing

Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby SteveSolara » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:03 pm

BuddhaSLE2000 wrote:<img%20src="http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h454/buddhasle2000/SDC12174.jpg"%20alt="image">
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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.


Very nice job, it wasn't so hard after all huh? :D It looks like you used the same flat black paint for the grill right? cause it looks pretty good.
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby BuddhaSLE2000 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:21 pm

ohh makes sense. not judging just wondering. i know i seem like a biter with the black grill too but i swear ive had that for a while haha
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby BuddhaSLE2000 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:22 pm

ohh makes sense. not judging just wondering. i know i seem like a biter with the black grill too but i swear ive had that for a while haha
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby SteveSolara » Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:24 pm

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There ya go. Whenever you want to post pics, and using Photobucket.com you have to copy IMG Code, or you can copy the direct link and click the Img button on top of the reply/post under the subject box.
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby DSM_Lara » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:11 am

All these black front ends just makes me want to add mines lol
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby SteveSolara » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:11 am

DSM_Lara wrote:All these black front ends just makes me want to add mines lol
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Aww man i wish my car was black sometimes, yours go really well with the black car, very nice job
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby BuddhaSLE2000 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:07 pm

Oh okay thanks for the tip on image posting. And thanks for saying it looks good. It's really not that hard. I used a flat black high temp paint it was like 1400°f-2000°f I had extra from the lights so I redid the grill.
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby SteveSolara » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:16 am

BuddhaSLE2000 wrote:Oh okay thanks for the tip on image posting. And thanks for saying it looks good. It's really not that hard. I used a flat black high temp paint it was like 1400°f-2000°f I had extra from the lights so I redid the grill.

No problem. Oh so thats what the flat paint was
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby Shadow » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:43 am

Hey, nice job man! Looking to sell them? :P
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby SteveSolara » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:38 pm

Shadow wrote:Hey, nice job man! Looking to sell them? :P


hahah i wish but they are the only pair i got :P You can send me your headlights and ill do it for you.
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby FLASH » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:32 am

Ah, it's nice to see after all these years my DIY is still being used.

After a few years, I can report that I still don't have any issues with my headlamps. As long as you seal them back up good, you shouldn't either.

I'm hoping to do HID's in the future, which I don't think should be an issue as long as the High Temp paint is used.
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby SteveSolara » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:33 am

FLASH wrote:Ah, it's nice to see after all these years my DIY is still being used.

After a few years, I can report that I still don't have any issues with my headlamps. As long as you seal them back up good, you shouldn't either.

I'm hoping to do HID's in the future, which I don't think should be an issue as long as the High Temp paint is used.



Hey FLASH, Thanks for the tutorial, it helped me out a lot. I've used HID's for about 2 weeks after I blacked the headlights out and it didn't have any problem with the heat, I used Plasti Dip to black it out, so if you got high heat paint there shouldn't be a problem. Surprisingly HIDs are not as hot as Halogen bulbs, that's what i am using now and still no problem. So everything is all good. :D

I've got a set of HIDs up for sale i've only used it for 3 weeks and then i switched to Halogens because i got the multi color Philips now and it looks better.

If you are looking for HIDs i have a pair of H4 Bi-Xenon 10,000k 24v 35watt HID Blue. PM me if you want them
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby FLASH » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:52 pm

Super late reply, but I actually got 5000k HID's from VVME and love them. Also, as you reported, no issues whatsoever with the HIDs and painted housings.
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby SteveSolara » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:49 pm

FLASH wrote:Super late reply, but I actually got 5000k HID's from VVME and love them. Also, as you reported, no issues whatsoever with the HIDs and painted housings.

VVME is an awesome place for HIDs, they are so cheap but the quality is SO good. This is the only place i get my HIDs
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Re: Blacked out headlight housing

Postby justdoit » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:33 am

Anytime Airgne but you can thank Yamazaki for the info.. :angel:
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