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Blacking Out Headlights, How to

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

  1. May 28, 2014 at 8:48 AM
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    o0oSHADOWo0o

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    Yes he did. :rofl: :stirthepot:

    He must be one of those elite military intelligence guys :confused:
     
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  2. May 28, 2014 at 8:59 AM
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    Haha, took the words out of my mouth. Had to look at Rick's pics again to make sure I didn't miss something.
     
  3. May 28, 2014 at 9:24 AM
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  4. May 29, 2014 at 11:33 AM
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    I have 2014, Doing the black painted insert for headlight with TRS HID kit. What do you guys say, Satin Black or Gloss. I am leaning toward satin.
     
  5. May 29, 2014 at 1:59 PM
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    I vote for satin as well. Flat is well...just that flat and dull. Glossy would be too much like chrome. Satin has just the right look(IMO).

    :devil: SATIN RULES !!! :headbang:
     
  6. May 29, 2014 at 4:02 PM
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    Satin here too
     
  7. May 29, 2014 at 5:39 PM
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    Satin worshiper :eek:

    :rofl:
     
  8. May 29, 2014 at 6:23 PM
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    Satin it is. Thanks all!
     
  9. May 30, 2014 at 7:19 AM
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    I did semi gloss :eek:
     
  10. May 30, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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    Do I need to buy more weatherstripping to replace the bit I took off of the bottom of the headlight housing before baking them?
     
  11. May 30, 2014 at 6:10 PM
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    I used gloss and love it!
     
  12. May 30, 2014 at 6:12 PM
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    Gloss worked great for me, need to buff the lens though.
     
  13. May 30, 2014 at 9:11 PM
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    I just used a wee bit of contact cement and stuck em back on
     
  14. May 30, 2014 at 9:13 PM
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    So im sitting here at work lookin at the taco, and I get this idea to do the BHLM on the fog lights... whats everyone's input on that. I notice small details like that and think it would look good. Might have to do it up. Pretty simple job too.
     
  15. May 30, 2014 at 9:16 PM
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    I don't think there is very much "bezel" in the fog lights to paint. I think they are largely reflector bowl. If you were to paint the reflector, you would lose a considerable amount of light output.
     
  16. May 30, 2014 at 9:23 PM
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    I was just lookin at mine and suprisingly probably about half the light is grey housing, i think im gonna have to do it
     
  17. May 30, 2014 at 9:45 PM
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    Hmmm. I'll have to look at mine now. I've been wanting to do the BHLM for some time now but I want to take my time so I'll probably get a second set of lights and modify those.

    I have to wonder if the fog lights even come apart though... Let us know how you make out. If successful, do a how to BFLM thread :D
     
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  18. May 30, 2014 at 11:14 PM
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    Totally worth doing your headlights man, ill definitely keep y'all posted on it. Ill do in within the next couple days. That is if I can get them apart lol
     
  19. May 30, 2014 at 11:18 PM
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    Yeah, with all the black on the front of my truck now (T-Rex Grill inserts, Satin Black painted lower valance), the headlights are just screaming "Paint me black!!!"
     
  20. May 31, 2014 at 2:59 AM
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    What's BLHM? I want to paint the housing on headlights and taillights next, perhaps tint them a wee bit too
     
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