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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. 02hondaEx

    02hondaEx k20a Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    wow that looks sick bro, i want to do that to mine but i know im gunna mess up, what kind of paint should i buy? i want to make it just like that with the amber still showing
     
  2. LatinEM2

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

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    I used gloss black paint. Just take your time and it will come out all right.
     
  3. jonathan2006

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    im gonna do this next weekend
     
  4. Melt

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    i used flat black bbq paint when i did mine, but ive heard of people using gloss and it turning out good .. the key is to use high heat cause it adhears better in my experience

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  5. jonathan2006

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    nice accord
    is there a big difference between gloss and flat black?
     
  6. Melt

    Melt New Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    the gloss just looks shinier, i did someone elses 5g accord with gloss and thought it looked better ... but its all on personal preference

    id still be driving that accord if the A/T didnt blow up at 165k miles .... had it from jan 04 - may 05 ... now im riding a 96 integra
     
  7. joe7987

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    I did mine in gloss, and I love the way it came out. It flows better with the exterior paint if you ask me.
     
  8. Ub3RdoRK

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    i wanna color match mine :D
     
  9. wazup_74

    wazup_74 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Those look really good. I like the way it looks on the gold. :thumbup:
    I'm in Avondale too!=) I'm in the process of doing my on my 6th gen but i'm not sure on what i want exactly so they've been apart for like 2 weeks. :(
     
  10. pon55

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    Problem is its gotta be 100%. If the match isn't perfect it look real bad.
     
  11. jonathan2006

    jonathan2006 D17A2 User Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    what kind of paint did you use Latin?
     
  12. LatinEM2

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

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    It was Gloss Black from Duplicolor.
     
  13. jonathan2006

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    ok thanks
    wasnt sure what to use on the plastic
     
  14. Kaotic_Zeus

    Kaotic_Zeus Most hated man Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    I wanna paint match mine Taffeta white. i'm a little sketchy on what to do, and what parts to sand down and paint. I have an 04
     
  15. LatinEM2

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

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    I've seen some that are paint matched, i think they look good. You pretty much sand down wherever there is chrome. Sorry not to familiar with the 04-05's
     
  16. toneekay

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    its the same with the 04-05's, youll just have to sand using a little higher grade.
     
  17. Matt.

    Matt. Banned Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    I really like the way you did it.
     
  18. BlownGasket

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    thats absolutely insane. great job. i might do that.
     
  19. Kaotic_Zeus

    Kaotic_Zeus Most hated man Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    it's coo, i want to paint match mine because i like how the new FITs have them paint matched or like the Corvettes headlight paint matched assembly.
     
  20. EK98IRL

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    nice man im goin to do this!
     


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