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PNWSVT 01-28-2013 09:21 PM

Has anyone painted the stock Hella headlights?
 
I am considering cracking the chromed out stock headlights open and painting them black. Has anyone done this on the stock Hella lights? Im sure my wife will love the headlights in the oven lol

swansong 01-28-2013 09:34 PM

Plenty of folks have done it, including myself:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/29/6yzyzate.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/29/9ymyhysa.jpg
http://i808.photobucket.com/albums/z...psc93989ba.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/29/a7y8une6.jpg

PNWSVT 01-28-2013 09:36 PM

Man that looks great. I got to get me one of those grilles too.

swansong 01-28-2013 09:54 PM

Oh yeah, if you've got Machs or other headlights with integrated turn signals you've got to get a Euro grille. Totally cleans up the front end.

02fordsvt 01-29-2013 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PNWSVT (Post 4562159)
I am considering cracking the chromed out stock headlights open and painting them black. Has anyone done this on the stock Hella lights? Im sure my wife will love the headlights in the oven lol

Yes. It has been done many time. I've even done mine twice.

First time:

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...dlights004.jpg

Second time using "black chrome" spray paint:

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...ps32092fee.jpg
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1f283dcc.jpg

LittleRedSVT 01-31-2013 11:11 PM

I need to get me some Machs...

svtguy88 02-01-2013 04:27 PM

This *almost* makes me want to crack my Mach's open....

swansong 02-01-2013 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by svtguy88 (Post 4568435)
This *almost* makes me want to crack my Mach's open....

Dooo it. It's not that bad actually, just takes patience. It helps to have a spare set of lights so you can proceed with the project at a leisurely pace, especially during the painting process. Otherwise a full weekend should be doable to allow for dry times.

svtguy88 02-01-2013 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by swansong (Post 4568438)
It helps to have a spare set of lights...

LOL.

You got some extra Hella's to lend me?

PNWSVT 02-02-2013 09:12 AM

Im going to start this project today...pics to follow


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