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RETRO FIT IDEA

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by c0astie31, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Nov 29, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    c0astie31

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    here it is guys,

    tomorrow i am going to start and finish my retro install

    here is my question

    do i paint the reflector black and leave the gatling shroud chrome

    leave reflector chrome and shroud chrome,

    paint reflector and shroud

    i am looking to do the black headlight mod (already have them done on my truck) and paint the bowls black and leave shroud chrome

    does anyone have this already?
     
  2. Nov 29, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    Up to you and what color your truck is and are you getting eyelids or not.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2010 at 11:29 PM
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    i just did my retro last week. i really wanted to paint the reflector bowl black and leave the shroud chrome and do the bhlm too, but in the end i left the reflector chrome... kinda wish i would have just painted it
     
  4. Nov 30, 2010 at 5:46 AM
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    Make sure you put up some pics when it's done!! I vote do the BHLM, leave the bowl chrome and undecided about the gattling shroud.
    Or, if you do paint the bowl, I'd use something like gloss so it'll look like black magics and stick out a little from the BHLM surround. Good luck man!
     
  5. Nov 30, 2010 at 6:06 AM
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    Wow, I'm completely lost as to wtf you're talking about. Gatling shroud? Haha the only thing I understood was BHLM. Is this whole retrofit regarding your headlights? Sorry for the ignorance but I'm quite new at all of this.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    When I did mine, I did the BHLM in flat black, did the bowl in gloss black, and left the shrouds chome. Looks pretty cool, will post pics in a few weeks once I get my new computer for Xmas.

    I will warn you though, I can't see a difference between the flat and gloss black once the headlights were reassembled under the lenses.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2010 at 6:28 AM
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    POST PICS ASAP
     
  8. Nov 30, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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    I've been thinking about doing the same thing when I do my retro. You could always paint the reflector bowl and test fit the chrome shroud in there and see if you like it. If you don't then just paint them both black.
     
  9. Nov 30, 2010 at 6:47 AM
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    Personally, for my truck I like the look of the chrome reflector. It looks more like an OEM style projector. I have seen several where they painted the reflector black, and it looked good too, but just not the look I was going for.
     
  10. Nov 30, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    well i went simple and did the bhlm and then left the shrouds chrome and reflectors chrome. came out awesome, i will have pics later tonight and tomorrow, thanks for your guys help
     
  11. Dec 1, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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