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How To: DIY black out headlights

Discussion in 'Exterior / Detailing / Bodywork DIY How-To's' started by LatinEM2, Jun 20, 2007.



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  1. ClutchEm2

    ClutchEm2 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Nice work! I did mine last weekend and I didnt have to put it in the oven. I just used a screwdriver starting at the top corner and pried the lens apart. I used gloss black and didnt sand. Came out pretty good.
     
  2. joe7987

    joe7987 Moderator Staff Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Headlights look good.....

    and your paint looks clean as hell. You must take really good care of it.
     
  3. LatinEM2

    LatinEM2 La Raza #2 Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Thanks, i only have had the car for like 6 months, so i guess the previous owner did take good care of the paint. I just recenltly polished and waxed it.
     
  4. Genuine Rolla

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    wow, looks like they cam out great...!
     
  5. GreenMachine01

    GreenMachine01 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Nice Lat. I ain't got that kinda time tho
     
  6. Dulce

    Dulce New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Man, those came out perfect. This past week I wen to go repaint mine and sand and buff the lense and ended up melting the headlight because I am an idiot and was not paying attention so I had to put my projectors back in. Great job though, also, where did you buy your headlights from and how much were they?
     
  7. myinca

    myinca New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    yeah they look awsome. inspired me to finally get off my ass and do mine. didnt go with black tho so dont worry i aint jackin your style
     
  8. LatinEM2

    LatinEM2 La Raza #2 Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Thanks
    What color did you go with?
     
  9. myinca

    myinca New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    like a gray matallic color. i needa re-finish the headlight lens bc they starting to yellow, then ill post up
     
  10. Dulce

    Dulce New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Where did you buy your headlights from and how much were they? Cuz it looks like yours do not have a reflective piece in them for the amber part.
     
  11. myinca

    myinca New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    u talking to me?
     
  12. Dulce

    Dulce New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    No, LatinEM2
     
  13. LatinEM2

    LatinEM2 La Raza #2 Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    I got them off ebay, for 100 bucks shipped. they were pretty clean.
     
  14. Steven.

    Steven. Formally Green 91 Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    my bro did his like a month or two ago.
     
  15. svtec

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    Looks good you did a good job.
     
  16. Dulce

    Dulce New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Hey, I was just wondering, after you blacked out your headlights, how does the bulb in the little circle part below look since it is painted, or did you even put those bulbs back in? Would you happen to have any night pics where I can see, or could you take some, because I just got ahold of another set of stock headlights and was going to do this again and I am just trying to decide on what to mask off and what not to.

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  17. myinca

    myinca New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    i think it looks fine....a little dimmer, but you can def see it. mine are all painted like that and it looks fine. no photos tho sorry
     
  18. Dulce

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    Alrigth, thanks man. if you ever have your camera at night or whenever see if you could snap a quick shot, well anyone, thanks guys.
     
  19. LatinEM2

    LatinEM2 La Raza #2 Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    I have a amber bulbs in there so they look like orange bulbs. Not as shiny and bright as when they it was chrome.
     
  20. toneekay

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    bump.
     


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