Painting Headlights Question

buddycivicex

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Ok, I know how to get my headlights off and put em in the oven and all that, my main question here is do you have to sand and put primer on the headlights before you paint them, or do you just paint over the chrome?
 

knockoff

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i sanded my headlights, and my friends with 600 grit sand paper... and then used primer... they look sweet!!
 


Team 4R

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did you guys use high-temp paint? or just regular paint? seanjohn and i have been arguing over whether the housing gets hot enough to warrant the high-temp stuff
 


silverctr

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I used some cheap, no-name paint that was on sale at Kragen. Hasn't faded one bit.
 

panuwat

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after spraying the housing.. do you need a clear coat to give a shine to it? or nah? .. i'm thinking about painting mine too.. i'm sick of the chrome