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Old 12-05-2014, 12:07 AM   #1
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Blacking Out LED Light Bar?

I hate chrome, but I love to see where I'm going. The recent addition of a roof mounted LED light bar has made my truck way to shiny and I would like to black out the chrome bits behind the lens. Obviously the projector cone parts would have to stay shiny. Anyone done this? Similar to the Black Headlight Mod really.. just wondering if there are any issues I don't foresee.
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:13 AM   #2
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Should have specified that it's a bar with the 10W Cree LED's.. so there's actually a significant amount of chrome bits around/between projector cones.
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Idk never heard of anyone doing this. It should be fine. If anything I think it might actually help, for those that have a roof mounted one. Because I'm sure it creates a little light shining off those pieces and creating glare on the hood or windshield that MIGHT just be reduced by painting it. Idk. Try it and let us know!! But yeah I don't see it causing any issues, except that you risk it not sealing properly when you reassemble. Even if properly resealing it. Only other thing I can think of as a con, is maybe there would be some kind of outgassing front he paint, of it gets hot in there from the leds. But I'm unsure how hot they really get. Mine never seems to get warm. On the outside anyways. But properly treating it and letting it outgas before assembling should remedy that risk.
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Old 12-05-2014, 07:07 AM   #4
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I hadn't thought about glare on the hood! This mod would be full of benefits. I thought about it being less reflective making it nicer on other drivers too. I don't cover it ever... we don't have to here.

Properly re-sealing it is a bit of a concern. I have never taken one of these apart before. It looks fairly simple from the outside but I have no idea what they use for gaskets, etc. I saw a couple threads on repairing led light bars when I was looking for this so I might be able to find some info there before I get started.

I think if I use the same Krylon Fusion paint that I used on my headlights and let it sit for a while before reassembling I should be alright as far as gasses go.
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