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Old 05-01-14, 08:38 AM   #1
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Hi guys! I did a thing over the weekend, where I painted the inside of my headlight housings yellow.




I used plastidip for the bezels, Tamiya dark orange paint for the corners, and krylon stained glass paint for the high-beam housings.

What do you guys think? (And yes, the eyelids are staying!!)
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i like it alot! thats actually a pretty badass idea! i may have to tackle this once i find some replacement headlights to toy with!!
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the headlights look good! imo, it would look better w/o the eyelids
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Looks awesome bro... Def going to look into doing this
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What brand paint did you use? Thanks
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Looks fine during the day, but what about functionality
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Looks fine during the day, but what about functionality
What do you mean? I don't use highbeams at night because I have regular headlights for that. Signals are unaffected because it's translucent paint. Also the head light bezels have nothing to do with lighting. I also tested my eye lids before I installed them, and they do not cut into the beam, so everything performs like stock.
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What brand paint did you use? Thanks
I listed everything in the first post.
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I agree with jada the headlight looks great as it is, there is no need for the eye lid
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bye bye eyelid...super aggressive lookin nevertheless.
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I like the eyelids, though.

Currently installing G37 projectors in my spare set (painted the same way). Having a few issues with auto-leveling, but it's coming along nicely.

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