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Paint headlights? Yay or nay #414410 Mar 8, 7:23pm Mar 8, 7:23pm
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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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Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: esko] #414411 Mar 8, 7:24pm Mar 8, 7:24pm
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after chop...

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Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: esko] #414412 Mar 8, 7:35pm Mar 8, 7:35pm
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thumbsup Is that a carbon fiber paint job

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: XgtsRaider] #414413 Mar 8, 7:38pm Mar 8, 7:38pm
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YAY! Painted headlights look sweet. thumbsup

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: esko] #414414 Mar 8, 7:43pm Mar 8, 7:43pm
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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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Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: Live42day] #414415 Mar 8, 7:51pm Mar 8, 7:51pm
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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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Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: esko] #414416 Mar 8, 7:52pm Mar 8, 7:52pm
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o yea...looks much better with them

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: mattt] #414417 Mar 8, 8:06pm Mar 8, 8:06pm
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i would...looks slick smile


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Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: wiredthief] #414418 Mar 8, 8:14pm Mar 8, 8:14pm
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there is no such thing as carbon fiber paint wink I deff say go for it that looks great. Seems like a gunnmetal color

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: hombredelassrtas] #414419 Mar 8, 8:32pm Mar 8, 8:32pm
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paint looks great on ur car...

maybe some tint from bluebatmobile.com thumbsup

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: 20celica00] #414420 Mar 8, 8:34pm Mar 8, 8:34pm
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tint them and post how easy or hard it was to tint

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: ApuPimpin] #414421 Mar 8, 8:58pm Mar 8, 8:58pm
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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

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: celicaboy] #414422 Mar 8, 9:09pm Mar 8, 9:09pm
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it looks sweet to me i say you should do it


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Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: celicaboy] #414423 Mar 8, 9:10pm Mar 8, 9:10pm
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Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: CaLiGTS] #414424 Mar 8, 9:31pm Mar 8, 9:31pm
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Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: ToiletPaper] #414425 Mar 8, 9:33pm Mar 8, 9:33pm
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Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: Chelica815] #414426 Mar 8, 10:11pm Mar 8, 10:11pm
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yes paint them! i want to do mine but dont have enough balls to do it yet...


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Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: XgtsRaider] #414427 Mar 8, 10:15pm Mar 8, 10:15pm
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Originally Posted by XgtsRaider
thumbsup Is that a carbon fiber paint job


that made me laugh.





anyways, i think you should definately paint them.

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: spaztikid] #414428 Mar 8, 10:18pm Mar 8, 10:18pm
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Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: CaLiGTS] #414429 Mar 8, 10:59pm Mar 8, 10:59pm
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go for it thumbsup thumbsup

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: Virgilson] #414430 Mar 8, 11:01pm Mar 8, 11:01pm
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yes i think painting the housing is worth it. well worth it than getting headlight covers

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: Joey] #414431 Mar 9, 12:29am Mar 9, 12:29am
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yeah paint em

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: sweetnuts4sale] #414432 Mar 9, 1:03am Mar 9, 1:03am
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YAY! I wanna do it too, just don't have the guts to, haha!

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: shox] #414433 Mar 9, 10:31am Mar 9, 10:31am
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paint them and get a carbon fiber Hood!

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: BATmobile] #414434 Mar 9, 10:52am Mar 9, 10:52am
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paint them..def

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: KULOD] #414435 Mar 9, 11:28am Mar 9, 11:28am
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I say PAINT it as well. thumbsup

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: GTS_Rosh] #414436 Mar 9, 11:39am Mar 9, 11:39am
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Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: celiwhite] #414437 Mar 9, 11:40am Mar 9, 11:40am
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Go for it. I wouldn't hesitate to do mine again. They look SOOO good.

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: robare99] #414438 Mar 9, 12:14pm Mar 9, 12:14pm
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looks a lot better


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Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: andrews] #414439 Mar 11, 10:42am Mar 11, 10:42am
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Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: Celica2k] #414440 Mar 11, 1:39pm Mar 11, 1:39pm
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Do it look really sick thumbsup

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: SiLvErGt2001] #414441 Mar 11, 10:22pm Mar 11, 10:22pm
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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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Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: esko] #414442 Mar 12, 8:47am Mar 12, 8:47am
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YAY definitely do it!

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: esko] #414443 Mar 12, 12:56pm Mar 12, 12:56pm
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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

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: Sultan] #414444 Mar 12, 1:24pm Mar 12, 1:24pm
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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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Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: esko] #414445 Mar 14, 8:15pm Mar 14, 8:15pm
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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

http://celicagarage.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1185

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: robare99] #414446 Mar 20, 3:07pm Mar 20, 3:07pm
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definitely paint ur headlights!!!!!

Re: Paint headlights? Yay or nay [Re: dark_nik] #414447 Mar 20, 7:53pm Mar 20, 7:53pm
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do it!!


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