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headlight painting success #277311 Sep 16, 10:11pm Sep 16, 10:11pm
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FastCelicaGT22 OP
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headlight painting success
Happy to report that I finished painting my headlights, and it turned out sweet. I used Krylon Fusion Black Gloss paint and I have to say that I am extremely impressed with the stuff. So impressed infact that I am going to go ahead and paint my full interior. (something ive been debating for some time) Im going with flat black dash with gloss black accents/center console/trim/ect...

One thing that I found worked realy well for me when painting my headlights. I went out and bought a set of squeeze clamps with the rubber ends, and also a thing of 100% black silicon II adhesive, and made damn sure the lights werent going to let in any water or moisture. After re-melting the headlights to get them back together I put some of the adhesive along the edge, clamped the headlight together and then smeared some around the outside seam, then let the headlights stay clamped for 24 hours, then put them back on the car.

Great Modd
Looks Sick
Easy as following the instructions
-Five Star Modd Rating all around-

Re: headlight painting success [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #277312 Sep 16, 10:13pm Sep 16, 10:13pm
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Erick
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congrats.. thumbsup

pics..pics pics.. grin


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Re: headlight painting success [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #277313 Sep 16, 10:14pm Sep 16, 10:14pm
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Also I found that if you Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees then turn it off and put the headlights in, it was a lot easier to get them apart than pre-heating to only 350 degrees.


"If your not the lead Dog the View never Changes"
Re: headlight painting success [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #277314 Sep 16, 10:25pm Sep 16, 10:25pm
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Tampa, Florida
Polykarb
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great experimenting! Get those pics up asap, we would like to see thumbsup


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Re: headlight painting success [Re: Polykarb] #277315 Sep 16, 10:28pm Sep 16, 10:28pm
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yes please! pics mayne!

Re: headlight painting success [Re: Erick] #277316 Sep 16, 10:45pm Sep 16, 10:45pm
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Originally Posted by Erick
congrats.. thumbsup

pics..pics pics.. grin

Re: headlight painting success [Re: cycocelica] #277317 Sep 16, 10:48pm Sep 16, 10:48pm
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Pics please! I want to do mine too.

Re: headlight painting success [Re: se168us] #277318 Sep 16, 11:01pm Sep 16, 11:01pm
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Philadelphia, PA
Sultan
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I echo the previously stated sentiment...

Re: headlight painting success [Re: se168us] #277319 Sep 16, 11:02pm Sep 16, 11:02pm
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Will be a Couple of Day's on the Pic's, but I'll make sure to get them up as soon as possible.


"If your not the lead Dog the View never Changes"
Re: headlight painting success [Re: Sultan] #277320 Sep 16, 11:03pm Sep 16, 11:03pm
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Good job lots of hard work & patience always pays off thumbsup


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Re: headlight painting success [Re: GOLDCELICA] #277321 Sep 17, 12:22am Sep 17, 12:22am
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Almost forgot to thank both Sultan and narcolepsy123456
for their suggestion to use Silicone Adhesive. It worked great!


"If your not the lead Dog the View never Changes"
Re: headlight painting success [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #277322 Sep 17, 6:52am Sep 17, 6:52am
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cool...get those pics up! thumbsup


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Re: headlight painting success [Re: FastCelicaGT22] #277323 Sep 17, 8:20am Sep 17, 8:20am
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Philadelphia, PA
Sultan
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Originally Posted by FastCelicaGT22
Almost forgot to thank both Sultan and narcolepsy123456
for their suggestion to use Silicone Adhesive. It worked great!


your welcome bro - wave

Re: headlight painting success [Re: Sultan] #277324 Sep 17, 8:24am Sep 17, 8:24am
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oas
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ppiiccs?

Re: headlight painting success [Re: oas] #277325 Sep 17, 8:39am Sep 17, 8:39am
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Alberta, Canada
robare99
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Saaaawwweeeeeeeet! For the price, you'll never find a better mod! (well except maybe a NOS sticker (JOKE!)) Makes SUCH a difference!

Re: headlight painting success [Re: robare99] #277326 Sep 17, 11:48am Sep 17, 11:48am
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Zero
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wow, it sounds great, but i cant wait for the pics angry grin


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Re: headlight painting success [Re: Zero] #277327 Sep 18, 7:38am Sep 18, 7:38am
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sounds cool

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