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How to: Paint front headlights (easy way)

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How to: Paint front headlights (easy way)

Postby buddha102 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:28 am

WARNING: This precess might do some scratches on your front lights cover if your careless. Take your time.

For me the oven thing was a bad idea... take parts out, put in oven, remove the silicone, etc. Too much work! I hope you guys choice this option. For me it looks SICK! :D

Steps:


1. Wash your front lights with windex or other window washing product.
2. Take this part off the headlight. There are 2 screws on the bottom and should come right off.

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3. Then put painting tape over the middle part and of head light, and the turn signal part. Red shows that that part should be covered 100%. Blue shows that is the boundary between the middle and the outer part. You might or have to have tape sticking out of the boundary. I did have sticking out and i cut it. If you want tape the boundary line without using you knife, then go for it. (skip step 4 for the last 2 sentences if you want to do that method)

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4. This part is hard one. Take a razor knife and cut the tape that is sticking out of the boundary (blue line). Than do turn signal one. Take your time!!! No need to hurry!!!

5. Fun part! :p Take a spray can what ever color you want, black, blue, pink idc. and paint it! :D

You might have to paint it 2x or more if you want. I did my 2x just in case.

6. Put back the under the headlight piece and your set!

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Postby benzino » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:04 am

That's more like the headlight stickers they used to sell though... but paint

It's a good job but i thought people painted them to look like the KDM headlights.
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Postby MMamdouh » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:05 am

people that tried this method over here suffered from paint peeling issues

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Postby daewoomofo » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:43 am

yeah it might chip when you drive down the road. oven is still the easiest way to me
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Postby daewoomofo » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:55 am

if you jsut want to paint them they do make covers that you paint then put on the headlights, like these on nicks (aka lanos2001) car
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Postby MMamdouh » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:14 am

daewoomofo wrote:yeah it might chip when you drive down the road. oven is still the easiest way to me


the most common time for this to happen is during car washing with high pressurized water source

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