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Blacking Out Headlights, How to

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

  1. Jan 9, 2016 at 1:20 PM
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    Skrain

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    Has anyone ever done the headlights in body color rather then just black?
     
  2. Jan 9, 2016 at 2:46 PM
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  3. Jan 9, 2016 at 3:53 PM
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    Ya, I don't recommend it though. Looks too ricey to me. Using black just looks clean and OEM on any color truck.
     
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  4. Jan 9, 2016 at 4:32 PM
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    Depo Vs. Anzo Vs. Fast n Free headlights. Any thoughts?
     
  5. Jan 10, 2016 at 5:20 AM
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    Stick to OEM. Lots of reported problems with other brands.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2016 at 5:36 AM
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    Out of those three, I would say depo. Of course OEMs are the best. I think you'll be fine if you reseal them. After markets seem to have condensation issues
     
  7. Feb 8, 2016 at 10:14 AM
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    Has anyone had any issues with light output? Does blacking out the headlight make the lights dimmer or is the cone that the bulb sits in the only functionally reflective part of the headlight?
     
  8. Feb 8, 2016 at 10:40 AM
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    No output issues, you're only painting the outside part. The bowls that the bulbs are in stay chrome.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2016 at 8:48 PM
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    Did mine a while back and forgot to post in here. Used krylon fusion in satin black and GE window sealant. Preheat oven to 300, turned oven off, lights in for 9 mins... No leaks and really happy with them.
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    Another successful BHLM! Looks great.
     
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  12. Feb 23, 2016 at 1:43 PM
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    I also have this same question. I know OEM are best, but they're also triple the price (from Camelback Toyota Online) of Depo brand on Amazon. My plans are to retrofit them right away anyway, so will the more affordable, Depo lights work as well as OEM?
     
  13. Feb 23, 2016 at 3:03 PM
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    Depo was fine when I used them for an old BMW E36 that I had. Depo is popular for foreign cars. I think it's fine just be sure to use the silicone when you close everything up!
     
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  14. Feb 23, 2016 at 6:39 PM
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    I have a Depo e36 headlight here with me actually, they look pretty good! Waiting for the customer to pay up to start retrofitting it! :drool:

    Anyways, what John said. Depos aren't bad. Although some do leak and have condensation issues, but that goes with all aftermarkets. I would open them up and reseal it again with retro rubber from TRS or 3m window weld. If you plan on retrofitting it, just drive around with what you have and buy it all at once. That way you can take your sweet time!
     
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  15. Feb 24, 2016 at 3:31 PM
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    Black Headlight Mod Success!!! Also sprayed the Yota emblem.

    Stock:
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    Few Coats In.
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    Oracal 8300 wrapped the amber reflectors..'
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    One side done..
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    Comparison..
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    Done!
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  16. Feb 27, 2016 at 3:50 PM
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    I saw that someone on here used Plasti dip for the Headlights. How did that turn out?
     
  17. Feb 28, 2016 at 5:16 PM
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    Sub'd cause in ready to mess my headlights up
     
  18. Feb 29, 2016 at 5:24 AM
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    Why? Just paint it. Less chance that it peels.
     
  19. Feb 29, 2016 at 5:25 AM
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    was just wondering, I have few cans laying around.
     
  20. Feb 29, 2016 at 5:27 AM
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