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Headlight Mod?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Justin626, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Oct 19, 2007 at 6:56 AM
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    Justin626

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    Of course there is plenty of black headlight mods and I've even seen a white one on Car Domain. Has anyone seen any other colors? Opinions?
     
  2. Oct 19, 2007 at 7:53 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i havent personally seen any other colored inserts...but its all possible. all u need is the paint. i think the color would depend on the overall look the owner is going for. blacked out is obvious, black on white, black on blue, white on white, etc...but i do think that most people like the black on whatever color they have.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2007 at 8:08 AM
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    I havn't seen other colors, that would be pretty interesting. do you have links to any of the other colored headlights?
     
  4. Oct 19, 2007 at 11:30 AM
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    Justin626

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    I was thinking of something that would stand out with out being obnoxious or crossing some border into not being street legal. Having a white truck, I was thinking blue or red to accent, maybe metallic. Maybe even follow it up with maybe the badging.

    Here is the link and some thumbs for white on white and a black on white/ white on white comparison. (From Taco5 @ cardomain.com)

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/845097

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  5. Oct 19, 2007 at 2:05 PM
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    I like that, its a nice clean look on a white truck
     
  6. Oct 19, 2007 at 2:16 PM
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    sawdust

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    I think I saw blue and red headlights on toyotanation. Might have been photoshopped though.
     
  7. Oct 19, 2007 at 3:15 PM
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    Yeah, the more I look at the white the better it's looking. Thanks for the input.
     
  8. Oct 19, 2007 at 8:46 PM
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    I say whatever color your truck is paint the headlights the same. its funny how they are on ebay now black. Why spend 160 dollars + shipping when you can do this yourself in a day for the cost of paint?
     
  9. Oct 20, 2007 at 9:43 PM
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    The EBAY ones look a little retarded too
     
  10. Oct 21, 2007 at 10:11 PM
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    ive seen silver headlights on tn
    dont member exactly where though.
     
  11. Oct 22, 2007 at 4:41 AM
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    that is the first white ones i have seen the look nice
     
  12. Oct 22, 2007 at 5:16 AM
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    When people are doing their blackout mods, what type of black are they using? flat, gloss etc.? Does Krylon even have different options for black?

    Thanks
     
  13. Oct 22, 2007 at 5:54 AM
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    I used gloss, my g/fs beetle is blue so i did hers in blue. Did my sisters red alreo same body color red. Also an elantra, chevy silverado, monte carlo and an impala. The next car im gutting the lights on is an 06 gli jetta. Those ones are getting shot red.
    On my truck i used the gloss black fusion paint from krylon. Worked great no sanding at all!
     
  14. Oct 22, 2007 at 10:21 AM
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    106Tacoma: You need to come visit me and do mine for me. I dont trust myself enough or have the patience. I can see myself throwing them into a wall after the first 15 minutes.

    Personally, i like the black out mod, but i had never seen matching colors before. I really like the white on white look. I have a feeling i'd feel the same way about other colors matching the paint, i like that.
     
  15. Oct 22, 2007 at 11:03 AM
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    I have never done them before my g/fs bug, its so eassy! Oven at 150 degrees until warm to tuch they come apart like butter, then take your time with the paint, get some new sealer, warm them up in the oven again to gue up the old sealer and press together and let dry! Its so worth it!
     
  16. Oct 22, 2007 at 12:11 PM
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    Now that's a lower temp than I've heard before. I thought I read preheat to 300, then turn it off when you put the headlights in. How did you come up with 150?
     
  17. Oct 22, 2007 at 12:15 PM
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    yeah, 150 is alot lower than i have heard on other posts. i have heard 300 for like 10 minutes
     
  18. Oct 22, 2007 at 12:28 PM
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    are u guys putting the headlight on something when u put them in the oven? seems like the oven racks at 300 would melt into the headlight assembly no?
     
  19. Oct 22, 2007 at 1:45 PM
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    wat?
    i just threw mine on the rack...i didnt have an issue until i went to take my passenger side out and bumped the clear exterior to the upper element and burned a spot on it...lol
     
  20. Oct 22, 2007 at 5:14 PM
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    :eek:wow that sux
     
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