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just painted my headlights #144999 Apr 4, 6:12pm Apr 4, 6:12pm
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just painted my headlights
i just painted my headlights today and i'm really happy about them. i can't get pics right now because my digital camera is broken, but i just wanted to give sum tips for people. TAKE YOUR TIME. i was a little hasty and made a big mess. i fixed it but lil unhappy in the right one. also get a good cleaner and clean the lights hardcore. paint good. like nice THIN coats and plenty of time inbetween.

by the way this was really easy. i did it by myself in 5 hours. that was a dinner brake included. oven temp was 300 for 12 min and no diffculties at all. the plastic does not melt or get soft it was only the epoxy (glue) that got soft. i pulled it aprat easily. ran into no diffculties.

i have no real mechinal skill and i read the install guides like they were a bible and they were right on. thanx to Isaac and robere99.

scale of 1-10 of easiness 3.5. the butterfly was harder grin


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Re: just painted my headlights [Re: round2gts] #145000 Apr 4, 6:15pm Apr 4, 6:15pm
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awesome bro, post pics as soon as possible thumbsup

Re: just painted my headlights [Re: round2gts] #145001 Apr 4, 6:41pm Apr 4, 6:41pm
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pics...


i think i'm gonna buy the 04 black headlights for mine instead of painting them...

as soon as i see them. thumbsup


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Re: just painted my headlights [Re: VSGTS14] #145002 Apr 4, 6:49pm Apr 4, 6:49pm
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post pics grin thumbsup thumbsup

Re: just painted my headlights [Re: round2gts] #145003 Apr 4, 6:54pm Apr 4, 6:54pm
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sweet, get pics up soon!

Re: just painted my headlights [Re: VSGTS14] #145004 Apr 4, 8:23pm Apr 4, 8:23pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
pics...


i think i'm gonna buy the 04 black headlights for mine instead of painting them...

as soon as i see them. thumbsup


that'd be awesome too...you get to pay wholeprice though, which helps a lot thumbsup

Re: just painted my headlights [Re: round2gts] #145005 Apr 5, 12:50am Apr 5, 12:50am
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damn, they are that easy??

Re: just painted my headlights [Re: SilverGT] #145006 Apr 5, 3:54am Apr 5, 3:54am
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Originally Posted by SilverGT
damn, they are that easy??


i guess this means i don't have an excuse not to do it tongue

Re: just painted my headlights [Re: round2gts] #145007 Apr 5, 7:47am Apr 5, 7:47am
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painted headlights = great mod.


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Re: just painted my headlights [Re: VSGTS14] #145008 Apr 5, 10:29am Apr 5, 10:29am
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
pics...


i think i'm gonna buy the 04 black headlights for mine instead of painting them...

as soon as i see them. thumbsup


thinking about that too, or i might get taters inserts. but lets see some pics!

Re: just painted my headlights [Re: iseaniebabyi] #145009 Apr 5, 10:40am Apr 5, 10:40am
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Originally Posted by iseaniebabyi
painted headlights = great mod.

thumbsup. good job

Re: just painted my headlights [Re: GTStick] #145010 Apr 5, 11:02am Apr 5, 11:02am
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cant wait to see them!!


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Re: just painted my headlights [Re: se7enmodgt20] #145011 Apr 5, 11:20am Apr 5, 11:20am
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Originally Posted by se7enmodgt20
sweet, get pics up soon!


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Re: just painted my headlights [Re: round2gts] #145012 Apr 6, 3:02pm Apr 6, 3:02pm
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yea they really were easier than expected just take your time and it will be even easier. and i'm workin on the pics


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Re: just painted my headlights [Re: round2gts] #145013 Apr 6, 3:41pm Apr 6, 3:41pm
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I think you're being modest about the difficulty of the project unless you painted the outside of the housing.



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