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black headlight

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by dayNnite4, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Jul 17, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    dayNnite4

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    i think the black headlights done after a BHLM look fucking awesome but like every other post ive read about them, im kinda nervous to fuck them up. i tried it on my last truck(ranger) and they ended up hazing pretty bad..im sure i did something wrong but i feel like there was one tacoma model/trim that came with stock black headlights..cannnnot think of wat it was tho. anyone have any idea?
     
  2. Jul 17, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    I think you are talking about the smoked headlights. My 09 Sport came with them.
     
  3. Jul 17, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    YES!!
    I dont blame you for being nervous. I was nervous too but I did it anyways and it came out awesome. Just take your time and you should be fine. Or you can just go to ebay and buy them. GL.
     
  4. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    Ive done 4 sets so far, super easy to do just take your time and everything will be good. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    im in the same boat man, super nervous to do mine, im gonna give it a shot tomorrow i think..
     
  6. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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    Drink a six pack first...Calm the nerves...
     
  7. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    If you don't do them tomorrow bring them to the next mini mod day and we can all help you out
     
  8. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    Do it! :cool:
     
  9. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    i read a bunch of how to threads and im gonna follow that one on here with pics it seems pretty detailed but i dont think i have the guts to do it haha any pointers?
     
  10. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    With my oven the whole preheat then turn it off thing didnt work to well.... Instead i put it on 250 and left it then put in the headlights, one took 6 minutes the other was like 7 or 8 i think....

    Wear some gloves and when you take them out start at the bottom inside part of the light. (the part by the blinker) And then just start pulling them apart, if it doesnt come apart super easy then put them back in for a minute or two at a time to soften up the adhesive inside it....
     
  11. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    how long did it take you?
     
  12. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    Start to finish from when i pulled out the headlights, baked them, lightly sanded, cleaned, painted, dried and put back together was around 3 hours.... Leave yourself plenty of time to do it that way you dont have to rush...
     
  13. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    yeah i should be free tomorrow from 1 onwards, you sanded the bezel? whats the darkest black paint? i know it sounds dumb but some blacks ive gotten in the past seem darker and lighter than others so what do you use?
     
  14. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:25 PM
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    Just lightly sand it to roughen it up so the paint wont run and drip as easily, i used Krylon fusion satin black heres the pair on my black truck

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  15. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    DAMN! that looks amazing, you painted everything black? even the corner lights? and just didnt put a turn signal reflector back in? got a shot of the front? i was thinking about not putting the turn signal thing on too
     
  16. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    Yeah painted everything black no reflectors
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    wow that looks awesome man nice job! im stoked i think im gonna end up doing it:D
     
  18. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    Thanks man, you'll enjoy it alittle nerve racking the first time but afterwards you gonna wish you had done it right after you got the truck :D.
     
  19. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    thanks for the advice brotha!
     
  20. Jul 17, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    No problem dude :thumbsup: good luck!!
     
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