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Mar 8, 8:23pm - #414410 
Paint headlights? Yay or nay

I'm deciding if whether or not I should paint my headlights. Here's a chop I did. Let me know if I should proceed. I'm thinking of getting a really hot exacto blade and open the headlight that way rather than sticking the entire headlight in the oven. I'm guessing it will work the same way since I'm only going to run it through that silicon adhesive stuff. ANy thoughts?

Before chop...

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Mar 8, 8:24pm - #414411 
after chop...

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Mar 8, 8:35pm - #414412 
thumbsup Is that a carbon fiber paint job

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Mar 8, 8:38pm - #414413 
YAY! Painted headlights look sweet. thumbsup

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Mar 8, 8:43pm - #414414 
The after pic looks great! The hot knife idea is going to take forever to do...

Just put it in the oven. It's not as bad as you have probably heard. thumbsup


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Mar 8, 8:51pm - #414415 
i don't know if that's carbon fiber paint. I took it from someone else's picture and I chopped it onto mine.


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Mar 8, 8:52pm - #414416 
o yea...looks much better with them

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Mar 8, 9:06pm - #414417 
i would...looks slick smile


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Mar 8, 9:14pm - #414418 
there is no such thing as carbon fiber paint wink I deff say go for it that looks great. Seems like a gunnmetal color

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Mar 8, 9:32pm - #414419 
paint looks great on ur car...

maybe some tint from bluebatmobile.com thumbsup

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Mar 8, 9:34pm - #414420 
tint them and post how easy or hard it was to tint

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Mar 8, 9:58pm - #414421 
those look nice, it wouldnt look good if you were to paint them like red but doing that little tint it makes it look good

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Mar 8, 10:09pm - #414422 
it looks sweet to me i say you should do it


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Mar 8, 10:10pm - #414423 
painted happywink


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Mar 8, 10:31pm - #414424 
thumbsup

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Mar 8, 10:33pm - #414425 
Yes, go for it.


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Mar 8, 11:11pm - #414426 
yes paint them! i want to do mine but dont have enough balls to do it yet...


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Mar 8, 11:15pm - #414427 
Originally Posted by XgtsRaider
thumbsup Is that a carbon fiber paint job


that made me laugh.





anyways, i think you should definately paint them.

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Mar 8, 11:18pm - #414428 
or smoke em like REM


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Mar 8, 11:59pm - #414429 
go for it thumbsup thumbsup

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Mar 9, 12:01am - #414430 
yes i think painting the housing is worth it. well worth it than getting headlight covers

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Mar 9, 1:29am - #414431 
yeah paint em

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Mar 9, 2:03am - #414432 
YAY! I wanna do it too, just don't have the guts to, haha!

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Mar 9, 11:31am - #414433 
paint them and get a carbon fiber Hood!

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Mar 9, 11:52am - #414434 
paint them..def

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Mar 9, 12:28pm - #414435 
I say PAINT it as well. thumbsup

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Mar 9, 12:39pm - #414436 
YAY yourock yourock

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Mar 9, 12:40pm - #414437 
Go for it. I wouldn't hesitate to do mine again. They look SOOO good.

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Mar 9, 1:14pm - #414438 
looks a lot better


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Mar 11, 11:42am - #414439 
yeah that sets it off

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Mar 11, 2:39pm - #414440 
Do it look really sick thumbsup

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Mar 11, 11:22pm - #414441 
thanks for your input guys. I'm going to do this in the spring when it's nice and warm. Not really looking forward in removing the front bumper though. *yikes*


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Mar 12, 9:47am - #414442 
YAY definitely do it!

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Mar 12, 1:56pm - #414443 
Originally Posted by esko
thanks for your input guys. I'm going to do this in the spring when it's nice and warm. Not really looking forward in removing the front bumper though. *yikes*


good decision - imo, it's second best next to buying the JDM's... tasty

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Mar 12, 2:24pm - #414444 
How do you go about painting them?


Do you just paint the outside or inside?

How much does it affect lighting?


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Mar 14, 9:15pm - #414445 
Originally Posted by esko

thanks for your input guys. I'm going to do this in the spring when it's nice and warm. Not really looking forward in removing the front bumper though. *yikes*


The bumper is a piece of cake. Take off the engine plastics. Then there's 4 screws inside the Hood. 1 screw in each wheelwell where the bumper meets the fender & 8 screws underneath.

Cake.

Originally Posted by GTSbyTRD

How do you go about painting them?


Do you just paint the outside or inside?

How much does it affect lighting?


Here ya go. Take your time & do a good job. grin

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Mar 20, 4:07pm - #414446 
definitely paint ur headlights!!!!!

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Mar 20, 8:53pm - #414447 
do it!!


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