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Blacking Out Headlights, How to

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

  1. Jun 8, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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    Kavik

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    I would not recommend it but you could try it and see what happens, the safest route is Krylon Fusion (bonds to plastic without priming or sanding), you can find it at Walmart,
     
  2. Jun 8, 2013 at 7:31 PM
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    Krylon it is. Don't feel like experimenting :eek:

    thanks
     
  3. Jun 8, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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    no problem, it works great and is very easy to use, just take your time and let it dry properly!
     
  4. Jun 8, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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    How many coats would you recommend? 4+?

    Also, you recommend putting windshield sealant on seams? If yes, do I put it while warm or wait for it to cool?
     
  5. Jun 8, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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    Do multiple light coats until you feel that it is covered evenly. As for the sealant, I would do it while it is warm but i would recommend sealing with this http://www.theretrofitsource.com/product_info.php?products_id=792 for a more proper seal but either way works.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2013 at 7:50 PM
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    Thanks for the tips! Will be doing this next week. I'll post some pics when done.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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    If you have any questions, feel free to pm me.
     
  8. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:03 PM
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    has anyone tried using a razor to separate the lens from the housing
     
  9. Jun 10, 2013 at 6:42 PM
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    I am sure you could with a lot of time and effort but baking is the fastest and easiest way.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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    Done. Easy to do with all the info found here.

    Funny thing, both my DRL aren't working anymore. Any thoughts to what might have caused that. Yes bulbs look fine. No broken filament :cool:
     
  11. Jun 14, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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    My taco must be possessed. The DRL are working again.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1371238639.043778.jpg
     
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    Might sounds dumb, but check the connections behind the headlights (if you haven't already) about a week after I did mine, my headlight connector randomly just popped off. Or maybe you didn't put the bulb in all the way and it just has an intermittent connection. :notsure:
     
  13. Jul 28, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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    Hey guys I'm new to this but I just bought my first tacoma. I want to do this to my lights Maybe doing some retro fits too. Im just nervous I might mess it up. Anyone in eastern Idaho willing to help?
     
  14. Jul 28, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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    You can do it!!! Follow the directions and you'll be fine.
     
  15. Jul 28, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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    Just bought the OCI BUTYL RUBBER GLUE. Hopefully will be in by the end of the week and I can start next weekend.

    FYI, if you buy the glue from headlightsquick.com, you can get free shipping. They are a distributor for TRS. TRS wants almost $9.00 to ship it.
     
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  16. Aug 4, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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    Can the lights be baked while the paint is "curing"? Like in automotive paint. I want to cure these quicker than 24hrs.
     
  17. Aug 4, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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    Yes, gives a more even finish, but they still need a certain time to cure (24-48 hours) minimum.
     
  18. Aug 4, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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    Nice. That was what I was looking for. Fam is going to flip on me because of the smell. I can see that already.
     
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    It's not that bad of a smell. I finished painting everything today and letting the bezel cure. I had a candle going near the oven and never heard a complaint from anyone, other than the mess I made on the kitchen table, ha ha.
     
  20. Aug 4, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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    Can I borrow your fam for a day then? Mine has way too much drama. Anything to get a rise out of the next guy. End of the world situ at every turn.
     
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