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want to see pics of your black lights.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 20taco07, May 25, 2008.

  1. May 25, 2008 at 3:47 PM
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    20taco07

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    hey everyone, i am interested in getting front headlights and rear tails, that have the black inside of them, since i hate the yellow and orange colors, and wanted to see how it would look on the truck. please post pics if you have them. thanks
     
  2. May 25, 2008 at 5:45 PM
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    piercedtiger

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  3. May 25, 2008 at 5:53 PM
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    With the grill blacked out too.

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  4. May 25, 2008 at 7:55 PM
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    Looks good. I'm too chicken to take mine apart and try it.
     
  5. May 25, 2008 at 10:58 PM
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    20taco07

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    nice! where did you buy those?
     
  6. May 26, 2008 at 2:19 AM
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    Those look like he did the BHLM to them and just opted to paint the entire reflector black instead of leaving the chrome reflector for the marker lamp and the blinker lamp. Same for the grill, I imagine he did it himself. Not sure if the lamps can be purchased ALL black like this off of Ebay. :)
     
  7. May 26, 2008 at 7:09 AM
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    I didn't. Like mentioned above I did the BHLM with $5 worth of Krylon Fusion. People have bought blacked out lights on eBay, but many people complain about leaking, fogging, etc. At $160 or more for lights that may or may not keep the water out I decided $5 for paint and a few hours of my time was better.
     
  8. May 26, 2008 at 8:30 AM
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    I just got through installing them and it only took an hour and ALL bolts were re-installed too. I like it!:)

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  9. May 26, 2008 at 9:53 AM
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    oh wow thanks, might have to try !
     
  10. May 26, 2008 at 9:54 AM
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    nice one on colts too, where did u get those?
     
  11. May 26, 2008 at 8:29 PM
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    Those are the "botched" Ebay lamps I won for $17.19 with bulbs. I had to remove the paint that was on them with Acetone. Repainted them with matte black epoxy paint that takes a minimum of a week to dry so I let them dry for a good month. Put back together and resealed with RTV sealant. One of them I sanded 95% of the road wear specks off with fine grit sandpaper. Then an hours worth of polish with a mini power ball got it back clear again. The other one was just polished.
     
  12. May 26, 2008 at 11:17 PM
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    wow quite some work there, but it surley paid off, looks real clean !
     
  13. May 27, 2008 at 1:07 AM
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    Just enough, and never enough
    dude you officially have my favorite headlights that i have seen so far... i love the matte finish inside of the lamps it looks sooo clean. rep sent for sure.
     
  14. May 27, 2008 at 12:55 PM
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    Thought I would contribute.

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  15. May 27, 2008 at 2:09 PM
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    Here is a close up of one of mine, the other one had too much bug goo on it:

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    The silver lines in the picture is the fence.

    This is the finished product:
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    I got the lights off of ebay. Haven't had any problem with them like some other people have.
     
  16. May 27, 2008 at 2:10 PM
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    Your truck looks good. :thumbsup: Have you thought about putting in a black grill?
     
  17. May 27, 2008 at 3:20 PM
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    Your truck looks good. :thumbsup: Have you thought about putting in a black grill?
    That is next to do. Since the paint I use takes so long to dry I will have to wait until the July4th weekend so it'll have at least 3 days of drying on it before re-install. If kept under a warm/dry fan it'll dry good enough within 2-3 days. And I will blacken the badges too then. Also, that shiny ass rear bumper becomes black too. BTW, this matte black epoxy paint takes waxing well too. Brownell's Aluma-Hyde II in Matte Black.

    First full day on the road, it rained here today, with them and I am not too big to admit one of them has fogged up. The one I did NOT sand on. So, it looks like I will be doing this to one of my originals real soon like. I guess that other lamp has been gone into too many times and did not seal good. I used new RTV and it looked to have a good seal around it but I guess it wasn't as good as it needed to be.

    Good part is I now know it isn't that difficult to swap them out once you get the rocking in/out motion down. And you find that 4th bolt and figure out how to get it out/in. :)
     
  18. May 27, 2008 at 3:38 PM
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    wat?

    one good thing to check is that the boot around the bulb itself is secured very well and the little metal tension device is done right too. u can get moisture in there as well as the seals around it. i did mine and i didnt use any type of extra sealant. all i did was reheat the lights and press them back together when the stock sealant was still sticky.
     
  19. May 27, 2008 at 3:56 PM
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    I'll check that rubber boot good. I ran the lights on the way home and it almost dried it all out. It'll probably leave water spots but we will see.
     
  20. May 27, 2008 at 4:38 PM
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    I'd like to see the black headlights on a red taco
     
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