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Old 04-21-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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So who's painted their stick chrome headlights black?

Hey guys, I'm on the fence weather I should put my stock headlights in the oven, heat them up, open them and paint them.
I had a look at a few threads about it around here but wanted to get some more insight and tips about it from you guys.
Also post pics if you got them!


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Old 04-21-2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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I'm going to do it one of these days, just need a long weekend.
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IF your going to open them up you might as well do a projector retrofit too.
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I have a how to on this.


Autozone sells a chrome tint spray paint which looks good
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I have a how to on this.


Autozone sells a chrome tint spray paint which looks good
How bad was it? Im thinking of using high heat flat black spray paint on the chrome
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I just did it today. I put them in the oven on 250 for 5 minutes to get half open and another 3 to get the rest. Kind of a pain and took about 5 hours total but looks sweet.

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Old 04-21-2012, 11:22 PM   #7
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what kind of paint do you use? what all do you paint? everything crome.
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I just used Fusion for plastic. Gloss black.
After pulling them apart I taped off the reflector cones on the high/low beam and blinker.
I suggest not touching any part of the silver reflector u don't intend to paint. It smudges and don't wipe off very good.
http://s546.photobucket.com/albums/h...ent=photo3.jpg
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:06 AM   #9
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This was my first attempt at pulling headlights apart. It was not fun!
Totally worth it tho. It turned out great!
Good luck with yours!! Oh yea, take ur time! Tabs and plastic will break easy.
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