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expinch Mar 23, 7:51pm - #132780 
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Paint vs Bat Headlight Comparison

I'm trying to decide whether or not to paint my headlights black on my blue 2001 GT or get a BAT kit, but I'm having trouble locating a picture of a Celica with the headlights painted black for comparison.

In another thread someone had pictures of their headlights painted gunmetal, but didn't have a good picture from the front of the car. Does anyone have pics of each in order to to a side-by-side comparison.

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Evan Mar 23, 8:06pm - #132781 

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Here they are painted black:

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Also, check out more pics here:

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...=true#Post56985

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Evan Mar 23, 8:07pm - #132782 

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And here they are with vinyl:
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expinch Mar 23, 8:13pm - #132783 
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Awesome, thanks.
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expinch Mar 23, 8:15pm - #132784 
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Here's another painted I found. This one really looks good. I like that you can still see the chrome reflectors, but it is still quite dark overall.

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BakerGT Mar 23, 8:21pm - #132785 

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if you go with the vinyl, and dont like it you could always just take it off...painting is alittle harder to reverse...

i would go with vinyl...unless ur positive! thumbsup
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expinch Mar 23, 8:25pm - #132786 
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Can't you always just vinyl over a bad paint job too? Seriously if I decided to paint I'd be real careful and sure its the look I want. Thats why I've been trying to round up as many pics of pained lights as I can. Any you could add would help.

What about your car losing value? Would painting the lights screw you in that sense?

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i prefer the painted over the smoked cover from bat, but i am still deciding
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GTStick Mar 23, 8:31pm - #132788 

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yeah you coould vinyl over a paint job, but if the paints not even you may see bumps, or even may not stick as well. If you do paint make sure ur careful especially if you plan to keep some chrome in it wave

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ya i agree be careful with chrome wont want to hit that with paint...
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expinch Mar 23, 10:13pm - #132790 
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The tutorials on this site explain in great detail how to paint the parts without screwing things up. They'll come in very handy when I get the nuts to try it out.
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Blue Batmobile Mar 24, 2:26am - #132791 
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Originally Posted by BakerGT
if you go with the vinyl, and dont like it you could always just take it off...painting is alittle harder to reverse...

i would go with vinyl...unless ur positive! thumbsup


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Mad_Game Mar 24, 2:35am - #132792 
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anybody got more pics of painted headlights?
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Evan Mar 24, 4:35am - #132793 

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Originally Posted by Mad_Game
anybody got more pics of painted headlights?


wtf Did you not see my above posts? spineyes

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Originally Posted by expinch
Awesome, thanks.


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