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Headlight Blackout 2012

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by midlife4X4fix, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Sep 10, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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    midlife4X4fix

    midlife4X4fix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I followed the oven heating instructions(8 minutes at 200 degrees) and had an easy time removing my inner headlight frames in order to scuff them down and paint them flat black.
    Also removed my front bumper in anticipation of arrival of my Pelfreybuilt plate bumper:D

    PB02.jpg
    PB01.jpg
     
  2. Sep 10, 2012 at 8:44 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Very nice!
     
  3. Sep 10, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    jdm.obp

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    looks good man. Doing that to mine at the end of the month hopefully. What did you use as a resealer?
     
  4. Sep 11, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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    D44boy

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    that looks good!
     
  5. Sep 11, 2012 at 1:29 AM
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    808TRDTaco10

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    The new '12 style headlights look awesome with the BHLM! :bananadance:
     
  6. Sep 11, 2012 at 5:36 AM
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    cintocrunch

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    Lookin good...I need to get on that...
     
  7. Sep 11, 2012 at 8:15 AM
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    midlife4X4fix

    midlife4X4fix [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just re-heated and put them back together. It looked like there was plenty of the stock sealer still there. Plus the headlight really isn't "sealed" due to the 3 bulb penetrations at the back..
     
  8. Sep 12, 2012 at 8:13 AM
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    midlife4X4fix

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    I will likely take them apart when I can get a Bi-Xenon Retrofit kit to go in there.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2013 at 9:15 AM
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    Liem Salim

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    K&N Cold Air Intake (63-Series) Retrofitted Headlights (FX-R Stage III w/ Apollo 3.0 Blacked out emblems shroud) Led dome lights
    what temperature did you use when baking the head light in the oven and did you set the headlight on anything in the oven or did you just set it on the rack it self? Also to you have a tut. for blacking out the lights?
     
  10. Mar 6, 2013 at 9:37 AM
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    aubi1414

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    There is a whole write-up on this if you search the forum, but it states in this thread (8min at 200) also, you will put a piece of cardboard in the oven to sit them on.
    Here is a great write up. http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/65226-how-black-head-light-mod.html
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2013
  11. Mar 6, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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    Liem Salim

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    Thanks thinking of retrofitting my light and it would just be damn good blacked out.
     
  12. Mar 6, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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    aubi1414 War Eagle!!

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    DO IT!! :D
     
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