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Old 08-25-2006, 10:38 PM   #1
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Painted (red) my headlights trim....+ Tutorial

Hey guys i just updated my headlights. NOW ITS WITH RED!!! LOL! (P.S its illigal to paint it black or red or any other colour in australia.....but i see so many cars with black headlights....)

Phase 1 (Stocked)




Phase 2 (Added black)




Phase 3 (Added RED!)



Plz tell me if you think its hot or not!!.....personally i love it!! (Not becuz its done by me, cuz the colours looks soooo good.....lol)













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As seen from the last thread

Items i used
- Phillips screw driver (the + head one)
- Black "Power Plus Spray Brush" Spray Paint 150g
(you might want to get a bigger size if your are painting the majority of the headlights)
- Maskin tape


1- Start by opening your hood (DUH)
2- You will see these little black pivet thingy's....you need to take all of them out. To get them out push the little circle in the middle of the black things and push them up. to get them back in again do the opposite.





3- There will be some on the side of the bumper next to the wheels so u can get them out too.
4-Next thing up - look under the car, there will be screws there. Take them out with a PHILLIPS screwdriver.
5 - Now your ready to take off the bumper. (As for me i didnt take it off, i just pulled it off half way, while half of it was still attached to the car) To take off the bumper you need to put a bit of pulling force. 1st of all PULL each side of the bumper with a bit of force (dont worry i wont snap or bend the bumper)

6- now its time to remove the lights.........first of all there are 3 screws that are holding the lights in place. Get them out!!!







7-Now take off the head lights and of course the wires are connected to it.



8-Now thats done, do it to the other one!!! when both headlights are off, shut the hood, lock up ur car and get those things into your OVEN!...lol

(SORRY NO PICS FOR THIS SECTION!!)
9-Ok put your headlights into the oven and set it to 250 - 300 Degrees (I put mine on 250. 250 is enough). Leave it in there for about 5 mins!! DONT LEAVE IT FOR 5 MINS STRAIGHT!!! KEEP CHECKING IT SO IT DOESNT MELT!!
10- The gooey REALLY STICKY glue should all be LOOSENED up, so take it out of the oven and GET A BUTTER KNIFE and try to seperate it with the butter knife!!! (if your doin it with ur hands it will be harder, i suggest get a butter knife and stick it between the black and the clear plastic and bend the knife upwards so it will pop out!!)
11 - once its sperated it will look like this (thats just the gooey glue)



12- Now get the parts you wanna SPRAY paint. go outside and spray IT! if you are paintin it black, have about 3-5 coats on. AND REMEMBER NOT TO SPRAY TOO CLOSE, becuz there will be dry drip marks on it. you dont want that. it doesnt matter if there are unfinished patches in your 1st - 2nd coat. the 3rd - 5th coat will cover it all up! and it will look great! With every coat leave it in the sun to dry for about 10 mins then go to ur 2nd coat and so on.

Oh yea you might wanna cover the spaces u dont want to spray black, red, blue whatever colour with good masking tape.

12 - once everything is painted and your happy PUT IT ALL BACK TOGETHER :)


(ive just painted the top bit....thats all i wanted done...)

13- now go back to ur car, put in the headlights, attach the bumper, and put in the little black plastic thingys and the screws back in.

THERE U GO!! WALLA!! you now have sexy black head lights....
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:47 PM   #2
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that looks hot as hell :)

dont really think they will give you problems for painting the non reflective/light emitting parts of your head lights

ohh, did i mention...that is freaking HOT!!


looks real good with the red, would look real nice with a blue also, not sure about flint mica though ;) so i will live vicariously through your hot headlights :)
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:25 PM   #3
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not really a big fan of the black.. i'd rather see the whole thing done in red....

but for doing something different..
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Old 08-26-2006, 06:04 AM   #4
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Wow, I think the red/black really sets it apart, looking good!
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:07 AM   #5
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Nice work there.
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:26 AM   #6
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Looks really good! Nice tutorial too.
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:50 AM   #7
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SO HOT MAN
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Old 08-26-2006, 10:03 AM   #8
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Liked your original setup better..
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Old 08-26-2006, 11:34 AM   #9
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Yeah, not a huge fan of all the colors on the headlight, but you were clean about it and you like it, so kudos! Great work.
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Old 08-26-2006, 11:37 AM   #10
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Here's a clearer pic for removing those push in plastic rivits.... Use it if you wish in your How-To.
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:54 AM   #11
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Great work!
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:22 AM   #12
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looks nice and clean.. good work.. u must be a pro at removing the lights now..haha nice job
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Old 08-28-2006, 03:29 PM   #13
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I really like it. Looks alot better that way
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Old 08-28-2006, 03:52 PM   #14
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What did you do to get the lens back on? Did you have to reglue it? Or did you just use the same glue?
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Old 08-28-2006, 05:11 PM   #15
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What did you do to get the lens back on? Did you have to reglue it? Or did you just use the same glue?
i used the same glue........
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Old 10-06-2006, 01:16 PM   #16
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for putting all back together..... i know u used the same glue....but you have to put it on the oven again for the glue to get hot an fill the space nice?....


i dont want water coming inside my headlight.... :)
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Old 10-08-2006, 09:07 PM   #17
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I threw mine in the oven for a min or 2 then repressed it back together, I;ve been checking the light housing every time it rains/dew all over, no signs of leaking.
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Old 10-08-2006, 10:23 PM   #18
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what color would you do if you have a silver car
not silver because then i'd just leave it stock
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