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Blacking Out Headlights, How to

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by spencer_hong, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Dec 23, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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    wannaflyguy

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    Blacked out badges, wheels, tool box, grill, and BHLM. 2in lift with stock tires. So many projects left to do....
    If you can read this thread and follow instructions, the hardest part of this will be working up the courage to do it. Glad I finally went for it. Thanks for the write-up!!!
     
  2. Dec 23, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    Wasnt as hard as you thought it would be wasnt ?
     
  3. Dec 24, 2012 at 7:50 AM
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    wannaflyguy

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    Blacked out badges, wheels, tool box, grill, and BHLM. 2in lift with stock tires. So many projects left to do....
    No, not at all! Plus after all the reading I did on here, it only took about 3.5 hrs.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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    ryan c

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    2.5" lift in front, aFe air intake, anytime foglights, cut 9" off antenna, superwhite headlights, spintech exhaust, med. tint in the front, weathertech floorliners and caltech seat covers, dashtek dash cover, CHLM, debadged and destickered,
    [​IMG]
    Dores this look ready for oven? I removed 3 bulbs 3 screws and 3 rubber pieces. just want to make sure. Thanks!
     
  5. Dec 30, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    From what i see... Yes
     
  6. Dec 30, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    ryan c

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    its in now so hopefully. Ive read up on this a ton and I still wasn't sure once I started doing it.
     
  7. Dec 30, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    Slvr_DblTaco

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    Yep, it looks like you are ready to go
     
  8. Dec 30, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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    Any up dates amd how's it going ?
     
  9. Dec 30, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    People need to relax about putting them in the oven, you have a higher chance of ruining them with a heat gun then the oven.
     
  10. Dec 30, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    it all went well! I just did the chlm. Im going to let the sealant cure over night +since its snowing outside lol. Im in no rush. If you do your homework(read all the bhlm and chlm threads you can) its a piece of cake. I took info from all of them and sorta combined them. the 4th bolt is a piece of cake to remove( because I read all the info of other people struggling). when I resealed the HL, I put it together and put it in for 5 min. took it out and tightened down the screws and squeezed it together the best I could. then I put it back in for 5 more min to remold since it was tightened down. then I removed it, clamped it and gave the screws a tiny turn more. after it cooled, I applied Loctite polyseamseal rainguard to the seam for "piece of mind". well see what happens down the road.
     
  11. Dec 30, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    lol, I was afraid at first, but I've split 3 sets open already using the same method without a single hiccup; preheat to 300, shut off and put the headlight in for 9, remove the light and open 'er up! :D
     
  12. Feb 24, 2013 at 8:50 PM
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    Awesome!!!!!
     
  13. Feb 24, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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    I have done about 5 sets, 1st gen halo set, 2nd gen halo set, and three sets of stock headlights. I only had problems with the 2nd gen halos because it actually contains silica gel packets to keep the horrible moisture build up to a minimal and they were singed a bit from the heated metal inside.
     
  14. Apr 20, 2013 at 4:50 PM
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    Finished today! Great post thanks for all of the war stories.
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  15. May 1, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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    Blacking out the headlights, how does that affect the brightness of the bulbs are they duller dimmer farther out or the same? Thanks looks good!!!
     
  16. May 14, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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    If you don't paint the reflector bowl, it will be the exact same as stick. But you wouldn't paint it unless you were running projectors anyways.
     
  18. Jun 3, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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    I'd love to do this, except color match it to the Barcelona Red...
     
  19. Jun 3, 2013 at 1:12 PM
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    i thought about color matching.... with my barcelona red but i have been very happy with the bhlm but i would like to see it color matched!
     
  20. Jun 8, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    I'm gonna attempt this next week.

    I'm sure it has been mentioned, but can I use plasti-dip to do this? or go with a permanent paint? Thanks
     
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