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Old 12-27-10, 05:03 PM   #1
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I am looking to have my headlights painted and resealed and I was looking for ballpark figures on them ? Has anyone had them done and can give me a ball park to be looking into for having a shop do them ? and or recommend a shop to have them done ?
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Old 12-27-10, 05:06 PM   #2
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painted like tinted? or like completely useless? A shop generally wont do either as its a liability, unless you know someone in the biz.
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Old 12-27-10, 07:27 PM   #3
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painted like tinted? or like completely useless? A shop generally wont do either as its a liability, unless you know someone in the biz.
I think he means popping them open and painting the internals black. This gets tricky as you are never promised a full 100 OEM seal back. You could end up with water/moisture inside the headlamps down the road.

No idea on costs, but I doubt a body shop will bake your head lights to pop them open.
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Default yes paint in the inside of them

Yes i am referring to painting the non reflector parts of the headlight that are chrome colored , Id like them matte black like the rest of my car...
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CrazyMPG and s4play might be able to give you more info. PM them. I think the ball park is around $700-800, if I remember correctly.
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ill try pm'in them for some answers...
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depends where in cali you are. if in socal, tommy at musicbox does this for about 200-300 dollars
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you mean like this?



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I forgot about that thread. Can we get prices on that setup? With / without core charge. That's awesome.
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you mean like this?


That looks real clean, do you have a pic showing the the entire front of your car? Did Tommy do that for you?
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No sir, I did this for another isf owner.

The process is not easy and there is a substantial risk doing it. I have yet to do it to my own isf.
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how much did you charge the owner?
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Contact Dave at tunedparts.com

He opens heads and repaints them
And reseals them. He does fantastic work as well.
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here's a few more samples:



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^

That look actually looks pretty clean. What color is that painted on the inside? Matte/ or satin black? Wonder how it compares to how the 2011 (darker) headlights look. Of course MINUS the LED's inside.

S4, any pics of that car farther away?
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