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Blacking Out Headlights, How to

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

  1. May 31, 2014 at 3:49 AM
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    BHLM: "Black Headlight Mod".
     
  2. May 31, 2014 at 6:39 AM
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    Easier and just as effective (imho) is to do the sleeves around your foglights. Several write-ups on TW if you search...and you can see the results in my sig image below. Mine achieved with Plasti-Derp.
     
  3. May 31, 2014 at 6:52 AM
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    I would, but I tore one of them to pieces trying to get it off.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2014 at 7:39 PM
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    I know people that during the day time u can't see there brake lights because they put 4 coats of paint on. If u buy the gud stuff u can get away with spraying one cost.
     
  5. Jul 26, 2014 at 7:44 PM
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    I tried to take my lights apart and I screwed up bad. 200*for 10 minutes didn't work and 300* for 10 minutes also didn't work. I tried to pry he edges and the heated plastic was too soft. All i did was mess up the plastic in he edges. My fingers also hurt from trying to pull the lens apart. I guess my HID retrofit is a failure.

    I'm read to drop $2k for ready to use FXR retrofit out of frustration
     
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  6. Jul 27, 2014 at 3:38 AM
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    That sucks man, you get them to come apart any at all? I had a buddy prying on mine as well as me, woulda been really tough on my own.
     
  7. Aug 7, 2014 at 10:10 PM
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    I picked these up off CL to do the BHLM.. They are off of a 2006 tacoma and are in pretty good shape.. The lens needs to get buffed up a little but other than that they are good. I was wondering if I should tint the dtrl lens because I am not sure how the yellow will look after doing the mod. I know I want to leave out the side markers. Was wondering what people did to tint their dtrl lenses and if they will be affected by the heat of the dtrl bulbs?
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  8. Aug 11, 2014 at 3:41 PM
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    Did these last night. Ran a bead of clear RTV around the base right after I re-heated them. Came out this afternoon and noticed that the passenger one has a little fog in it right after a really big rain storm came though. :mad: Gonna wait to see if it will clear up on its own and then will probably run another bead of silicone around the outside.

    So I went outside a little later on. (still raining a bit from earlier and super humid) The fog was gone.:notsure:

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  9. Aug 11, 2014 at 10:54 PM
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    Hey what did you end up doing with these? All I can say is I would be doing whatever needed to get rid of that yellow lol.
     
  10. Aug 18, 2014 at 6:21 AM
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    I have these spare lights apart right now. The oven part was quite easy to do. So I am just taking my time prepping the bezels trying to sand it as much as possible. I think if I paint the turn signal reflector black the yellow lens shouldn't be too noticeable. If it's bad I will tint the yellow lenses with some vht. I probably will have to disable the dtrl so the yellow lenses don't get burnt and crack. I am still debating if I should black out the orange reflector in the outside corner or just tint it a little bit.
    I have a brand new oem set on my truck because of the dtrl warranty extension and they have clear turn signal lenses that would be awesome to use for bhlm but I want to wait on doing anything to them for awhile. Just keeping them as an extra set after I put the bhlm ones in.
     
  11. Aug 18, 2014 at 3:01 PM
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    Just so you know... I heard somewhere that soaking the bezels in bleach will remove the chrome without needing to sand them.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2014 at 7:41 PM
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    would it be easier to use sandpaper or steel wool?
     
  13. Aug 20, 2014 at 4:17 PM
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    How about neither. Look at the post above yours ^^^^^:rolleyes:
     
  14. Sep 1, 2014 at 7:10 PM
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    That looks goooooood

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  15. Sep 4, 2014 at 1:57 AM
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    Got the BHLM done. I ended up blacking out the whole bezel and not painting or tinting any of the yellow lenses and orange reflectors. I also used a couple of tubes of black gasket maker to make sure moisture stays out.
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  16. Sep 4, 2014 at 3:40 AM
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    Looks good man Nice job
     
  17. Sep 5, 2014 at 9:07 PM
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    just did the balm today. threw them back on around 3:00 and right now have condensation in then. solution for morning? i don't think i got a good seal.
     
  18. Sep 6, 2014 at 3:29 AM
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    Take a blowdryer on low setting to the back of the light, blowing inside it. Shouldn't take long. Then silicone the hell outta that seal.
     
  19. Sep 6, 2014 at 8:31 AM
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    thanks i opened them up, let them dry out then i put silicone around it then threw them back in the oven. lets hope it doesn't condinsate again.
     
  20. Sep 20, 2014 at 9:28 AM
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    What size sockets and torque screw do I need?
     
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