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Old 12-11-2012, 03:13 PM   #11
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question. Is it possible while you have the lenses off to remove the chrome bits? If they are multiple pieces I could possibly see about using some plasti dip to tint the chrome black.
Yes you can take the chrome insert out of the lens (leaving just the clear lens) and paint that. You could also paint the reflector bowls black if you wanted. I chose to leave all mine chrome because I like the chrome!
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question. Is it possible while you have the lenses off to remove the chrome bits? If they are multiple pieces I could possibly see about using some plasti dip to tint the chrome black.
I wouldn't put plastidip in there. You'd have to open the assembly just to touch it up. I would prep and paint surfaces inside the housing, which is what I may/probably will do. Ever since considering doing a retrofit I've been contemplating painting the reflective surfaces black, probably gloss black. If I do paint the surface(s), I will definitely prep and paint it as best I can, and I'm definitely no professional. There's some very basic rules to painting (prep, prime, paint) and it will definitely last longer than plastidip.
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Great write-up! Thanks so much
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If I had a second set of lights, I'd so be doing this. I just don't trust myself to not mess up the first set I do and be out of headlights for how ever long.
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I'd be willing to do it for people but most people can't be without their lights for 2-3 weeks of shipping both ways and actual modifying.
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If I had a second pair, I'd send them out to you to retrofit them.
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If I had a second pair, I'd send them out to you to retrofit them.
I would actually feel comfortable doing this for people now because I have 2 spare assemblies for parts (reflector bowls, adjusters, lenses, housings)
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Here are some more output shots!

3000k foglights, these provide a ton of light as you can see. Next step is to put them on a switch and relay harness so I can run them when I want.



4300k XB35 headlights, hard to tell against the woods but it still has a blue cutoff. This is the low beam.


Both low beams and fog lights combined


Highbeam, no foglights.




Now imagine that picture with the fog lights to light up right in front. That would be wonderful!
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Great write up man! Once i get my hands on some spare headlights i think im going to do this on my car! I do have one question though, ive seen some cars projectors have a color to them when their not on i was wondering how that would be done and if it could be done could i do it to the projectors since i would have them out already? To better explain what im trying to say i found this post on an evo forum check it out!

http://www.evoxforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26955
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Great write up man! Once i get my hands on some spare headlights i think im going to do this on my car! I do have one question though, ive seen some cars projectors have a color to them when their not on i was wondering how that would be done and if it could be done could i do it to the projectors since i would have them out already? To better explain what im trying to say i found this post on an evo forum check it out!

http://www.evoxforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26955
all you have to do is take the projector apart (which you have to anyway) and paint the flat part of the piece shown in the bottom right of this picture.


Just take the solenoid off and paint the flat part it mounts to. It will only look colored at certain angles, but its still cool!
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