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Old 03-27-10, 10:35 AM   #1
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Default Another painted headlight thread with pics (Alpine/Hyperblack)

There are many of these but I know I'm always up for seeing people try new colors, etc.

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- Dropped bumper down but didn't remove (keep in mind to be careful doing this because the small plastic of the bumper that goes between the main headlight and DRL can crack the paint if you flex it while pulling the lights out)

- Heated oven to 210, turned off, let sit for 10-12 minutes. (Used the same when reassembling.

- Prepped with a green scotchbrite pad

- Pick up three different paints with the goal of matching my hyperblack wheels. (nailed it on the first try though with Rustoleum Black Night Metallic).

- Started at 6PM ended at 2AM. I could do it in half the time now but I completely stipped the lights before putting them in the oven.

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Old 03-27-10, 10:39 AM   #2
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looks good
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Looks very good. Compliments the wheels very well. I was very close on pulling the trigger on the hyperblack Linea Corse LMs. I went the same route for the color of the housings. Now retrofit a pair of projectors in there and we can be twins!

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Except you have the now, super elusive, lip. lol
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Looks good, compliments the wheels nicely!
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Nice color housing. Had mine painted the same color when I did my fx-r retrofit..
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sick.... I think I might do this mod soon...
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Lol sleeper, I have a millenium silver with blacked out projector headlights and the same rims you have, except they are still in stock color.
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Looks very good. Compliments the wheels very well. I was very close on pulling the trigger on the hyperblack Linea Corse LMs. I went the same route for the color of the housings. Now retrofit a pair of projectors in there and we can be twins!

That looks really nice bro

here is mine...

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There are many of these but I know I'm always up for seeing people try new colors, etc.

Details:

- Dropped bumper down but didn't remove (keep in mind to be careful doing this because the small plastic of the bumper that goes between the main headlight and DRL can crack the paint if you flex it while pulling the lights out)

- Heated oven to 210, turned off, let sit for 10-12 minutes. (Used the same when reassembling.

- Prepped with a green scotchbrite pad

- Pick up three different paints with the goal of matching my hyperblack wheels. (nailed it on the first try though with Rustoleum Black Night Metallic).

- Started at 6PM ended at 2AM. I could do it in half the time now but I completely stipped the lights before putting them in the oven.

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looks good....
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They look great...
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that came out nice!
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sick.... I think I might do this mod soon...
It'll definitely set off your car John!
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Except you have the now, super elusive, lip. lol
LOL.... Super elusive lip that needs to be repainted after barrages of rocks.
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Lol sleeper, I have a millenium silver with blacked out projector headlights and the same rims you have, except they are still in stock color.
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That looks really nice bro

here is mine...

I saw yours when you first had it completed and it made my decision easier to paint the housings. I was debating on either gun metal or flat black. I love yours because it is the quad projector set-up and looks clean!

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good job OP, they match very well
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Great pics.. look like the Sport design lights..
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