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Would this blinker "mod" work?

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by oneBIGroom, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Nov 12, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    I plan on doing the first gen fog light mod in a few days, and i was wondering if i could put my lower lights in the over (like the 2nd gen headlight mod) and open them up and paint the inside black. I got this idea from my black Z71's euro tail lights, where the reverse light is just the bulb and the surrounding is black instead of chrome. I plan on retrofiting my headlights around Christmas and though it would look good with black lower lights. And has anyone done this? Thanks.
     
  2. Nov 12, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    Covered my lower lights with electrical tape so everyone could see what i was talking about.

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  3. Nov 12, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    They would not project a whole lot of light because you would be getting rid of the reflective surface. But since they are just fog lights and you are doing it for looks I don't see why it wouldn't be possible.
     
  4. Nov 12, 2011 at 6:31 PM
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    I'm still confused about what you're trying to do. :confused:
     
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    I think he's wanting to dremel open the light, and paint the chrome reflective housing black.
     
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    Interesting. Assuming that's the case, I agree with your assessment. It's doable, but would would really limit the lights' functionality. They don't project very much light WITH the reflector. Eliminating that will render them virtually useless.
     
  7. Nov 12, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    NOT wanting to dremel the light open. Im wanting to do like the 2nd gen Black Head Light Mod does (put them in the oven at 200 degrees and bake for 8 min.) then pry them open and paint the chrome gloss black. Black to look good, and gloss for a little help with projecting the light.
     
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    Not sure if that would work or not. For example, if you put the taillights in the oven in the same way you do the BHLM.....they melt.
     
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    Only one way to try i guess... I'll just have to keep a good eye on them.
     
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    It's going good! I've got them opened and they're in the process of being painted right now. I'll post pics and steps of what i had to do when i get it done!
     
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    I did it!
    *First I preheated my oven to 300F the turned the oven OFF and set the lights in the oven for 10 minutes. (nervous right about now)

    *Then I pryed the lights open with a small screwdriver and a small hook tool.

    *I sanded the inside of the lights with 400 grit sandpaper.

    *Primed the inside of the light and then painted with gloss black krylon.

    *After it dried, i took some black silicone to seal the lights back and held it together over night with some rubber bands and electrical tape.

    *Hooked up and i was ready to roll!

    I was really surprised at how bright the blinkers still are. I haven't done the Fog Light Mod yet but might later.

    before.jpg
    oven time.jpg
    open.jpg
    sanded.jpg
    painted.jpg
    bonded.jpg
    after.jpg
    blinkers.jpg
     
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