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How to paint the headlight housing!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by BIG B TRD, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. Feb 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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    BIG B TRD

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    2nd gen headlight mod. i am the only one around town with these done WHITE!
    Alot of people have them black.
    After you take the headlights off the truck( theres other post that do that step by step) there is one tough bolt to get to but i did not bolt it back on.

    i was hesitant to putting my headlights in the oven but it honestly works. 200 degrees F. and put them in for 8min. once the glue is heated up you can separate the headlights. THIS whole process is time consuming. once they were split i sanded the silver off with 420 grit sandpaper.
    then painted white. several coats.
    i smoked the ugly yellow turn signal and the orange reflector.( still can see the blinker light perfectly)
    after painted, i let them dry over night.
    put in the oven and put back together.
    heres the finished product.

    headlights.jpg
    headlights on truck.jpg
    securedownload.jpg
     
  2. Feb 10, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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    The Traveler

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    :thumbsup: Looks good on a white truck!
     
  3. Feb 10, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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    BIG B TRD

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    thanks. it came out alot better then i expected.
    im happy with it.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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    ChamYota

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    thats sick would look ugly as fuck on my Old man tan, but looks good on a white truck :thumbsup:
     
  5. Feb 10, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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    BIG B TRD

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    thanks. i spent $10 on paint. and me and my brother did it. a place in my town would have charged $300 to do this.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    Justus

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    I thought fuggles did this yrs ago but I may be wrong
     
  7. Feb 10, 2013 at 9:10 PM
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    I think we have the red, white, and blue mods done......I swear I've seen all colors of the flag....1 red, 2 white now, and I swear 1 was speedway blue.

    May be more on xru
     
  8. Feb 10, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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    i just havnt seen it. i know I'm not the first, dont claim to be. black housing is popular so i thought id go white.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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    Pugga did do the WHLM first i believe, i've seen red, blue, and black. thats about it.
     
  10. Feb 10, 2013 at 9:19 PM
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    thanks iGrom32. ill post daytime pics tomorrow. just finished em and had to post.
     
  11. Feb 10, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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    Looks sharp.

    I went black with black reflector bowl.... should have gone white on the projector shroud but I left it chrome.
    If I ever re-do the projectors, the shrouds will go white.
     
  12. Feb 10, 2013 at 10:03 PM
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    your lights look good. i didnt have time or money to do projectors
     
  13. Feb 10, 2013 at 10:15 PM
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    Atleast u got experience tearing em apart and re sealing them.....good job!
     
  14. Feb 10, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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    i really like color matched housings on 2nd gens. Nice job! No clue who's the pic is but i like it.

    ModDay_Seth#3_022.jpg
     
  15. Feb 10, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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    ^ drool worthy :drool:
     
  17. Feb 11, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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    Nicely DonE!
     
  18. Feb 11, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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    the speedway blue ones look awesome! white on white is subtle too!
     
  19. Feb 11, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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    i dig it
     
  20. Feb 11, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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    Wowthat looks really good nice job!
     
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