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Mar 23, 12:51pm - #132780 
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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Mar 23, 1:06pm - #132781 
Here they are painted black:

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Also, check out more pics here:

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Mar 23, 1:07pm - #132782 
And here they are with vinyl:

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Mar 23, 1:13pm - #132783 
Awesome, thanks.

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Mar 23, 1:15pm - #132784 
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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Mar 23, 1:21pm - #132785 
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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Mar 23, 1:25pm - #132786 
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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Mar 23, 1:28pm - #132787 
i prefer the painted over the smoked cover from bat, but i am still deciding

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Mar 23, 1:31pm - #132788 
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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Mar 23, 2:59pm - #132789 
ya i agree be careful with chrome wont want to hit that with paint...

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Mar 23, 3:13pm - #132790 
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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Mar 23, 7:26pm - #132791 
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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Mar 23, 7:35pm - #132792 
anybody got more pics of painted headlights?

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Mar 23, 9:35pm - #132793 
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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Mar 23, 9:35pm - #132794 
Originally Posted by expinch
Awesome, thanks.


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