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Painted and Tinted - Outside Headlights, Side Markers #40292 Aug 28, 1:59pm Aug 28, 1:59pm
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Painted and Tinted - Outside Headlights, Side Markers
OK. I believe this is something no one has done before. I actually painted the exterior of the headlights. I also tinted the bottom part of the headlight and the Sidemarkers. I think it looks amazing. I also painted my console but I'll post another topic with those pics. Let me know what you think. I have pictures of the actual install too. I plan on putting together an install page to tell others how to do this, but not sure how to. Here comes the pics:

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Re: Painted and Tinted - Outside Headlights, Side Markers [Re: jap8746] #40293 Aug 28, 2:12pm Aug 28, 2:12pm
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I hope you used bat's overlays and didn't actually paint the headlight.

Re: Painted and Tinted - Outside Headlights, Side Markers [Re: vaio23] #40294 Aug 28, 2:13pm Aug 28, 2:13pm
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Originally Posted by vaio23
I hope you used bat's overlays and didn't actually paint the headlight.

Re: Painted and Tinted - Outside Headlights, Side Markers [Re: vaio23] #40295 Aug 28, 2:16pm Aug 28, 2:16pm
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Originally Posted by vaio23
I hope you used bat's overlays and didn't actually paint the headlight.


re-read his post. He painted.

It does look good, don't get me wrong, but you could've gotten the same look with the overlays and be able to remove them later on.

Good job, though.. it looks good thumbsup


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Re: Painted and Tinted - Outside Headlights, Side Markers [Re: jap8746] #40296 Aug 28, 2:18pm Aug 28, 2:18pm
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I wonder how well that paint will hold up in the long run.

Re: Painted and Tinted - Outside Headlights, Side Markers [Re: jap8746] #40297 Aug 28, 2:20pm Aug 28, 2:20pm
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Don't get me wrong, Bat does make decent overlays. I had his H4 Headlight kit before in spec blue. I didn't match as good as I wanted it too and it had a lot of bubbles so I took it off.

This way, the paint matches perfectly, it was cheaper and easier to do and I think it looks ten times better. thumbsup

As far as how well it will hold up, it's three coats of plastic promoter, 5 coats of paint and 5 coats of clearcoat. I think it'll last.


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Re: Painted and Tinted - Outside Headlights, Side Markers [Re: jap8746] #40298 Aug 28, 2:43pm Aug 28, 2:43pm
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i think it looks really good but i probably wouldnt paint my headlights

Re: Painted and Tinted - Outside Headlights, Side Markers [Re: jap8746] #40299 Aug 28, 2:51pm Aug 28, 2:51pm
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looks pretty good, nice work


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Re: Painted and Tinted - Outside Headlights, Side Markers [Re: jap8746] #40300 Aug 28, 2:52pm Aug 28, 2:52pm
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It looks good, but Im not a good painter. I still need to fix my center console. cry


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Re: Painted and Tinted - Outside Headlights, Side Markers [Re: jap8746] #40301 Aug 28, 6:51pm Aug 28, 6:51pm
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looks pretty sweet dude! grin


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