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BHLM POLL - PAINT THE BOWL OR NOT

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by takaya49, Apr 28, 2011.

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Paint the bowl or not on a BHLM

Poll closed May 28, 2011.
  1. Paint It!

    46 vote(s)
    59.7%
  2. Hell No!

    31 vote(s)
    40.3%
  1. Apr 28, 2011 at 9:33 PM
    #1
    takaya49

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    Just looking for peoples opinion on this before I paint my bowl...(AFTER A PROJECTOR RETROFIT)
    any downfalls, pros or cons etc.....
     
  2. Apr 28, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    If you are talking about what i think you are. IE the main reflector. DO NOT PAINT IT---- UNLESS.. you are doing a projector retrofit. if you are not putting in a projector then painting it would cut your light output down to almost nothing considering that is what reflects all the light out onto the road.
     
  3. Apr 28, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    CopyTaco

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    What he said, especially the bold. Which it looks like you editing into your OP.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    takaya49

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    yes, with the projector retro...
     
  5. Apr 29, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    Oh hell yeah... then paint it.
     
  6. Apr 29, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    As I understand the projectors don't rely on the reflector bowl to direct the light, in fact a reflective bowl may to a very small degree compromise the sharpness of the projector by scattering any light it does see.
    SHORT; Paint It.
     
  7. Apr 29, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    I voted dont paint it cause I know a couple of guys with the BHLM/retros and painted their bowls black and they said it was just to much black and not enough contrast. Thats why I didnt paint mine.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Apr 29, 2011 at 11:01 AM
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    Oskie_78

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    I'm doing a retro fit soon and I'm wondering the same
     
  9. Apr 29, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    takaya49

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    thats what I was thinkin... I might paint it all dark grey instead or maybe half the bowl to make it look like a eyelid or somethin


     
  10. Apr 29, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    Paint the bowl keep the shroud chrome.
     
  11. Apr 29, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    Slimwood Shady

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    Paint that shit SON!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Apr 29, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    ummm yeah
    well doesnt that turn the tables....nice man
     
  13. Apr 29, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    thanks :thumbsup:
     
  14. Apr 29, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    I just completed my retro about a month ago and I chose to paint every thing black and I think it looks bad ass but thats my opinion. I have seen both options and I debated over the same thing but in the end its up to you and what you think looks best.
     
  15. Apr 29, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    takaya49

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    I think im gonna paint the shit out of it... and probably the shroud too... im guessing i can paint it all the way to the top and leave the inside crome??
     
  16. Apr 29, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    IMO with that picture with them all painted looks alittle to dark for me
     
  17. May 1, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    That is what I did...then baked them to help with an even coated paint :thumbsup:
     
  18. May 1, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    this.
     
  19. May 1, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    PAINT IT
     
  20. May 1, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    amoomaw

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    paint it up!
     
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