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1st Gen BHLM

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by dud122, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Feb 8, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    dud122

    dud122 [OP] rabble rabble rabble

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    Is there a write up on this?? Is it the same as the 2nd gen one where you put them in the oven?? can people post the write up that they used if they recommend someonelse trying it?
     
  2. Feb 8, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    TacticalBacon13

    TacticalBacon13 Sorry for party rockin'

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    check ebay bud they have already blacked out ones. if your the handy type im sure you can do it just like the 2nd gens
     
  3. Feb 8, 2009 at 2:17 PM
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    pittim

    pittim Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

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    every "painting" mod i've seen for headlights all include putting them in the oven.

    The purpose of the oven is to soften up the silicon seal that keeps water out so that you can pull them apart. Paint them and put them back together.

    you might want to look at the ebay lights just to see which parts to paint black and which to leave alone.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    thanks... i read over the 2nd gen BHLM and thought it seemed easy enough but i didn't know if there was anything different on the 1st gen. i think i'll try it soon but do what you said and check the ebay lights for pointers
     
  5. Feb 8, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    theres a lot different...as theres not as much "extra" chrome in the 1st gen headlights thats not part of the reflector

    i would think that by painting much in the 1st gens that youre going to diminish light output by a good bit
     
  6. Feb 8, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    ome lift'd, bent-up rear, elite front, revenge fab'd sliders, camburg uca's, safari snorkle, FJ TRD wheels, safari bed basket, truxedo'd, bed rug'd... more to come
    i was thinking of something along these lines...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/01-0...ptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

    with the amber piece taken out too... (it is a removable piece right?) when the amber piece is gone do you need an amber light bulb or is it ok to have a clear blinker?


    also, does anyone recommend a good headlight cleaning prodect... mine are slightly fogged
     
  7. Mar 16, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    i've done the BHLM to my truck, it's fairly easy to do, all you need is a heat gun and some black paint that sticks well on plastic. took me about 2 hours to do including the wait time for drying after each coat.
    you should do it.. it made a difference in the exterior

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  8. Sep 14, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    Thanks for showing this man I just finished Doing this to mine a while ago and it turned out really nice! Granted my front lenses aren't in the best shape from me being 16 and tinting them -_- but still looks nice!
     
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