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Calling all BHLM pros!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BG KY Jets Fan, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Feb 10, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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    BG KY Jets Fan

    BG KY Jets Fan [OP] Dagger Taco *****

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    I just broke the seal and got my lights apart tonight! :) Now, I have a list of questions. First, should I sand off the chrome before painting? Second, should I use a high heat paint? I'm considering painting the whole reflector. When I pull the trigger on a Retro kit, I was thinking about painting the shroud white or a light color. I really liked the "red eye" look, but I think a " white eye" would look cool! One of my customers today said don't do brown or I'd have a "brown eye" taco. :rofl: Should I paint everything with hi temp paint? Anybody got any suggestions on colors? Any ideas are welcome also! My Tacoma is the Magnetic Gray. Much thanks TW! :cookiemonster:
     
  2. Feb 10, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    CNEDEER

    CNEDEER If ya ain't first, your last!

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    It isn't necessary persay to sand the chrome, however I did, because I wanted to make sure it looked as best as possible. I used regular spray paint, nothing too fancy and it is holding up great. By far one of the best mods I have done. Color is up to you!
     
  3. Feb 10, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    TennesseeFan76

    TennesseeFan76 I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

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    I painted mine with Plasti-Dip. Turned out great. No problems at all. You can see in my pics. Good Luck. You will love this mod
     
  4. Feb 10, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    BG KY Jets Fan

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    I'm just concerned with the status of the paint over time.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    ajohnson

    ajohnson Glamour Shot

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    Things and stuff and such
    I used adhesion promoter and krylon fusion satin black on the headlight surround, and color matched silver streak on the headlight bowl and black and silver combo on the projector shrouds. I didn't sand anything.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2012 at 6:06 PM
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    sydwayz04

    sydwayz04 Well-Known Member

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    i never sanded the crome but did scotch bright it just to scuff it up, use the red scotch bright, i also laid down a nice coat of primer too, and no need for high heat paint, they never really get that hot, and i think white would look cool... atleast different,
     
  7. Feb 10, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    Casey05Taco

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    i used krylon fusion satin black also, then when i did my retrofits i just sprayed the bowls the satin black too
     
  8. Feb 10, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    dad32509

    dad32509 Thinking of something clever

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    Krylon fusion for sure. I used plastidip on the rims, grill and emblems and love the shit.....but I think the krylon fusion is better for the lights
     
  9. Feb 10, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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    GoDeacsWFU23

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    Glad I am not the ony one taking lights apart tonight.........it was a bad day for me.
     
  10. Feb 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    Meeocky

    Meeocky GEAUX TIGERS!

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    damn, that sucks!!:( :(
     
  11. Feb 10, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    schiz94

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    Damn! dude haha did you use any kind of epoxy? i recommend a two step epoxy and just spreading it on the black part of the projector, then slipping the shroud on over it. let dry/cure for awhile. once its cemented on then close the headlights haha
     
  12. Feb 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    Thats y i dont want to mess with my shit
     
  13. Feb 10, 2012 at 7:08 PM
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    Hondarider08

    Hondarider08 "That's what she said..."

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    Just an FYI, there are four holes on the back of the shroud that line up with the projector housing. I used four machine screws and attached them that way. No epoxy, no glue, no nothing. Just pure hardware that wont fail. PM me if you have any questions man, that sucks that you have to pull it apart again. :/
     
  14. Feb 10, 2012 at 8:13 PM
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    dalesrn Tacoma TSS

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    That would be my luck!
     
  15. Feb 10, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    The thing is, when I put them back together, the last thing I thought about was what I would do if this crap happened......

    I guess I am not a BHLM pro........
     
  16. Feb 10, 2012 at 8:16 PM
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  17. Feb 10, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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    I sand the chrome a little to scuff it then use krylon fusion satin black and have never had any problems. No need for hi heat paint
     
  18. Feb 11, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    BG KY Jets Fan

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    I appreciate all the input. I'm going to sand off some of the chrome, leave some of it in the DTRL pocket for brightness, and spray it down with the fusion. I'll be looking for more help when I get my retro kit. Think I'm going to go with the Morimoto Mini H1. Seem to get pretty good reviews on here about them. Plus, no cutting the housing right?
     
  19. Feb 11, 2012 at 3:51 PM
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    BG KY Jets Fan

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    Dam man, I would be f...ing pissed!
     
  20. Feb 11, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    I personally used plastic primer, then high temp paint, but neither are probably needed.

    I did my shroud black and left the bowl silver. To give the light a bit of an accent rather than all black.

    Good luck!

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