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Blacking Out Headlights, How to

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

  1. Feb 14, 2008 at 9:52 PM
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    PatheticJoe

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    The whole oven thing was the easyest part. The damn 4th screw and paint were 10 times worse. Thanks for the offer on painting a pair for me but I won't need it. Having had it on the truck for a week now I'm absolutely thrilled with the look of my truck. The black paint reflects into the lense so it looks like the lense is tinted and just makes the rest of the black truck really come together. All I have to do is keep people 6 feet away or more and I should be fine.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2008 at 12:17 AM
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    TuRDTACO

    TuRDTACO Carolina Alliance: Midwest Firearms Division

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    or just say you paid a high school kid to do them and he did a crappy job lol, that should work too....i'd say also drive faster, but that leads to tickets and i have waaaaay too many of those according to the Illinois secretary of state
     
  3. Feb 15, 2008 at 6:46 PM
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    PatheticJoe

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    Excellent idea.:thumbsup:
     
  4. Feb 17, 2008 at 12:14 AM
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    TuRDTACO

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    had you sent them to me they woulda been perfect lol...someone on here has the ones i did from my truck
     
  5. Feb 20, 2008 at 5:00 PM
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    PatheticJoe

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    Another update, the weather turned south today and now one of the headlights is all misted up inside so I apparently didn't get it sealed. I'll definately go aftermarket now.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2008 at 12:46 PM
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    airsoft_warrior

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    Id like some info on that. I definitely want black tail lights. is it just spraypainted or is there some other technique?
     
  7. Feb 22, 2008 at 2:17 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    there's a product out on the net called "nite shades" i think its made by VTC....but anyways...they make all types of products....ie caliper paint, tint, etc, so make sure that u buy the "spray tint for taillights"
     
  8. Mar 3, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    Kyle M

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    this will be a first mod of mine
     
  9. Mar 3, 2008 at 7:49 PM
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    airsoft_warrior

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    Of course when i do this the first time on the road a cop pulls me over gives me a $50 fine and a work order. It really sucks. He must have had a bad day.
     
  10. Mar 3, 2008 at 8:44 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    are u friggin serious? how dark did u go?
     
  11. Mar 3, 2008 at 9:40 PM
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    Big Guns

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    Thats lame. It's like a So Cal staple here, with all the soccer mom's wanting to "murder out" their escalades and suburbans.
     
  12. Mar 24, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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    looks great
     
  13. Mar 29, 2008 at 11:45 AM
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    yak

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    does anoyone ever seen indigo tacoma with blacked-out headlight? Im thinking of doing it but I'd like to see how it looks first.

    thanks
     
  14. May 16, 2008 at 6:23 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    Just finished tearing my headlights apart. Took a lot of pullin and tuggin but it eventually submitted to my will. I had to put it back in the oven twice for 5 mins. As of right now the paint is drying. I'll post pics of the install in a few.
     
  15. May 16, 2008 at 7:22 PM
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    kristopherl

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    good deal !!! It will look great when your done. I had to do the same by putting them in the oven a few times.
     
  16. May 17, 2008 at 8:36 AM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    Well i have to repaint. I chipped some paint off when I tried to put them back in the clear lense. opps:eek:
     
  17. May 17, 2008 at 12:04 PM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    Here of some pics. The paint is still drying. I plan on putting them back together tomorrow.
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  18. May 19, 2008 at 7:19 AM
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    Finished my blacked out headlights yesterday and I have to say that I definantly love it a lot more.

    One thing to note to people who are going to do this. Be careful where you get the glue. When it gets hot its almost like hot glue and will get everywhere. If it gets on the clear plastic part of the headlight it will be a bitch to get off. Just be careful and patient and everything and you will be fine.

    It took me about an hour to figure out how to get the headlights out, but all but 15mins to put them back in. The only problem is getting to that 10mm bolt that is on the inside corner of the bumper by the fog light. I posted a picture of where it is just in case some are wondering what I'm talking about.
     
  19. May 19, 2008 at 7:42 AM
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    MotoXFreeStyle61

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    Here's how I got to the small 10mm bolt. I just unscrewed 3 screws and took out 1 clip and pulled back the fender. The bolt is practically invisible so I had to use my hands to find it. The arrow points to where it is.

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  20. Jun 14, 2008 at 5:47 PM
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    Siafu

    Siafu Eat My Dirt

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    Spencer how about a pic of the final product?
     
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