DIY: ISX50 Black Headlights - Club Lexus Forums

Log In 

     
Old 12-16-14, 10:58 AM
How-Tos on this Topic
 
Last edit by: IB Advertising
See related guides and technical advice from our community experts:

Browse all: Lexus IS Lighting Guides
Print Wikipost

DIY: ISX50 Black Headlights

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-24-11, 07:51 PM   #1
4drScion
Driver
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 121
Default DIY: ISX50 Black Headlights

So heres what seperates the men from the Boys lol (sorry ladies)

-difficulty scale 2 out of 5
-nervous scale 4 out of 5

list of supplies
-oven
-butter knife (not your wifes fine china bad idea)
-800 grit sand paper
-phillips screw driver
-krylon fusion spray paint (semi-gloss)


heres a good place to start so you kinda get how it works
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok1a9jyfRYw

how to remove your bumper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebp0Os7K1vM

how to remove your headlight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI_e8...eature=related

-so this is where you start out... in the begining lol


- clean the headlight the best you can before putting starting
-do a test run make sure it does fit in your oven

-remove the bottom plastic piece with 3 screws


*THATS IT!!* you cant remove the wires (trust me i tried) and i left the bulbs in there to prove the point 220 degrees doesnt do anything to this type of plastic or bulbs

-so heres the hard part is manning up to put a $500 piece of plastic into a oven lol seriously everyone seems really nervous about doing this (i was also) but the temp never really gets hot enough to melt anything except the glue... honestly you can almost bare-hand them right outta the oven except the metal (ouch) the reason i did the foglight first is to see if i was comfortable doing this. after the first one its a breeze

-preheat the oven to 220 degrees Fahrenheit (American) place in oven for 8 min.


-take out of oven with oven mitt and scrape around the plastic
repeat untill you can pull the plastic free from the casing

*quickly remove black glue if you get it on the exposed chrome casing*
if you do find some later goo gone works great on all of this

-then you will be left with 2 things

-the lense and chrome (back side)

-and housing and chrome

-to remove the chrome (lense) remove the 3 screws

-and you will be left with...

-wrap the lense in plastic wrap and put aside for you dont get dust or hair in it ( i have a husky so it was very nessary)
-take the chrome lense and pop out all the turn signals and relectors (3 total)

-I skuffed up the chrome lense so the paint would bond better...james bond lol


-paint and reassembale

-now for the housing i chose to paint the turn signal cups black( looks better after you put the (now black) lense cover back on (no it does not effect the brightness of your signal)

-reassembale the whole thing

-reassembale headlight and push the lense and plastic housing back together lightly and place in oven same temp same time

-when the headlight comes out place it lense down on a towel and press the casing into the lense

- FAQ what about them fogging up
-remember to float your headlight in a bathtub to see if it leaks if so let it dry out and apply silicone around lense its easier to take care now than have your headlight fog up on you later and you have to take the bumper off i got a good seal on all of mine

-do the other one put 'em back in and have fun
-any questions please ask

-can some one put this on the DIY page?

stole the pic please dont sue me lol props to Nick


- *DIY mid-pipe and ehaust install soon to follow*
4drScion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-11, 07:54 PM   #2
4drScion
Driver
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 121
Default

Total time 2 hours for the headlights 2 hours for foglights
4drScion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-11, 08:17 PM   #3
Bigrahizzl
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: N. VA
Posts: 2,674
Default

wow great write up, too bad i dont have the guts to do this
Bigrahizzl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-11, 08:19 PM   #4
mahcah
Lead Lap
iTrader: (3)
 
mahcah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tx
Posts: 738
Default

Very good write up. I like it.
mahcah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-11, 08:31 PM   #5
ohiostate
Driver
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: AR
Posts: 136
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigrahizzl View Post
wow great write up, too bad i dont have the guts to do this
+1........(10 chars)
ohiostate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-11, 09:29 PM   #6
lexusis305
Lead Lap
iTrader: (2)
 
lexusis305's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: miami,fl
Posts: 720
Default

good diy and step by step I did my set like a year ago
Attached Thumbnails
DIY: ISX50 Black Headlights-2010-10-22-20.02.02.jpg  
lexusis305 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-11, 09:32 PM   #7
MashinA
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (20)
 
MashinA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: FL
Posts: 2,497
Default

^^seen ur photos on NIA facebook page... looks nice.
MashinA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-11, 09:34 PM   #8
Sffd103
Fire Slayer
iTrader: (16)
 
Sffd103's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: NorCal
Posts: 10,541
Default

nice write up. Could the turn signal bulbs have been changed in the headlight if you wanted?
Sffd103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-11, 09:34 PM   #9
dasmokedog
Rookie
 
dasmokedog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: WA
Posts: 67
Default

Very nice, and looks better than I would have thought on a White whip.
dasmokedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-11, 10:41 PM   #10
4drScion
Driver
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 121
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sffd103 View Post
nice write up. Could the turn signal bulbs have been changed in the headlight if you wanted?
not sure if i get your question yes the bulbs could be changed... some ppl put white ones in there i think that answers your question. if not let me know
4drScion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-11, 09:47 AM   #11
DreamerzCC
Pole Position
iTrader: (1)
 
DreamerzCC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: AL
Posts: 339
Default

is there a particular type of silicone or re-sealant that is preferred?
DreamerzCC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-11, 10:37 AM   #12
Willis1550
Driver
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 126
Default

I did this on my old Subaru. Just make sure you do it on a dry day. If it's humid at all, you will most likely end up with condensation. (I didn't soak my in a tub)

Definitely a nice mod, if it fits the style of your car. Just take your time.
Willis1550 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-11, 07:11 PM   #13
RadRus
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CA
Posts: 4
Default

Thanks for taking the time to document your project; Great job i am appreciating all the pics also. It took alot the "unknowns out". By the way I could use help locating a qualified person or shop for my 07 IS350 project. If anyone can help me-I am looking to buy; near 805 area (vta CA) installed supercharger; and/or juice for cash. I can supply SC or theirs. Many thanks to everyone. itgot2bme@gmail.com
RadRus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-11, 07:29 PM   #14
Denver
Lead Lap
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Ga - Gwinnett
Posts: 703
Default

nice work!!
Denver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-12, 08:06 PM   #15
dci4life
Pole Position
iTrader: (3)
 
dci4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: UT
Posts: 225
Default

Good work son. Is there not a place that just sells blacked out headlights? Does anybody know of? If not. I really am tempted to do this.
dci4life is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CAN-Other 3ES 97-01, Headlights [OEM] & Clear Corners [aftermarket] 01LEXPL ES300 / 330 / 350 / 300h Classifieds 1 02-07-13 10:14 AM
little photoshoot 4drScion IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 22 05-08-12 12:19 AM
grill mod *your opinion* 4drScion IS - 2nd Gen (2006-2013) 42 04-16-12 11:42 PM
CAN-Other Carquest Ceramic brake pads - 60$ + ship 01LEXPL ES300 / 330 / 350 / 300h Classifieds 0 11-29-11 02:46 PM
Don't run HID fogs in 3ES [specific to 00-01] 01LEXPL ES - 1st to 4th Gen (1990-2006) 0 09-11-11 06:12 PM


Tags
begining, black, bulb, club, diy, forums, headlight, headlights, housing, is250, isf, isx50, lexus, lol, out, remove, so, start

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:12 PM.


Copyright © 2000-2016 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved