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1st gen Blinker Mod

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by oneBIGroom, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Nov 14, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    oneBIGroom

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    I mentioned this in another thread asking if it would work. And it did! So i decided to give it it's own thread.

    The purpose of this mod was to make the housing of the blinkers gloss black instead of chrome. Simply because i hate chrome. And when it's done, you'd be surprised how bright the blinkers still are, and how good the lights look in black.

    *****Warning*****
    **Do this at your own risk. If you dont feel comfortable doing it, DONT.**

    *First I preheat your oven to 300F, then turn the oven OFF and set the lights in the oven for 10 minutes.

    *Then pry the lights open with a small screwdriver. There are 4 tabs (one on each end) that you'll have to press down.

    *Sand the inside of the lights with 400 grit sandpaper.

    *Prime the inside of the light, and then paint with gloss black paint.

    *After it dries, take some black re-sealer and seal the lights back together and hold it together, until secure, with some rubber bands, or clamps.

    *After it dries, put the lights back in and your good to go!

    before.jpg
    oven time.jpg
    open.jpg
    sanded.jpg
    painted.jpg
    seal.jpg
    bonded.jpg
    after.jpg
    blinkers.jpg
     
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