HELP! Taking Apart headlights, and spraying the housings

99ExCoupe

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Hey, this weekend I am going to take apart my headlights and spray my housings...how do you get the headlights apart, and also what kind of spray paint should I use? I would really appreciate any help!!!!!
 

knockoff

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im gonna use this one ----> DIY HEADLIGHTS

i hope that helps :thumbs up:
 


nightkids1

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you want to use a dark gray, thats shinny if you want the jdm look
 

imazn

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hey nightkids, who makes that color you speak of.
 


Si_Racer13

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if you use a trasparent black paint, you can get the black chrome look of the CTR lights.

Tamiya has good quality transparent paint.
 

nightkids1

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Originally posted by "imazn"

hey nightkids, who makes that color you speak of.
talk to unitzero, he did his with this gunmetal paint, it looks good.
 

99ExCoupe

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Hey the lights are Finished....watch for a new thread on the 6th gen section of pics I take (Need to wash my civic and get some good light)
 

UnitZero

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cool...I was gonna say what color I used but I guess you already finished. Just finished mine also so I'll for your post and put it there.
 

knockoff

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Originally posted by "99ExCoupe"

I used Duplicolor Gun Metal paint =)
aghhh... where do i find duplicolor?????

i cant find it anywhere... is it even available in canada???????
 

UnitZero

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thats the one I use...Auto Zone has a butt load of Duplicolor stuff
 

knockoff

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Originally posted by "99ExCoupe"

I got it at walmart!@
is it with the normal spray paint, or around the model cars?????

is it available in Canada????
 

99ExCoupe

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No Idea...but I have to go throught and freaken reseal my headlights...didn't get them seal them quite right :( :(
 

UnitZero

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for a better seal, after the paint dries, put it back in the oven to melt the glue a little, push it back together, wait to it to harden a little and heat it back up again so you can push the housing some more.
 

99ExCoupe

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thats prolly what I am going to do...but my headlights are mega sexy now!
 



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