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team23jordan 08-26-2005 03:53 AM

How to BLACK OUT the headlight
 
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first, it's exactly same as clearing the headlight
here's the link to clearin the headlight
http://www.legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3737

second, when the headlight is disassembled, you wanna sand (400 sand paper) the dark grey paint and chrome on the housin. (I "recommend sanding it but it's such a PITA!!! you don't have to tho)

third, use wet paper towel or cloth to wipe off the paint dust on the housing.. and dry it with dry cloth

fourth, TAPE IT!! tape the chrome circular thing that makes our projector look pimp. also tape the reflector. if you don't tape the reflector, your turn signal won't be bright at all and cops don't like that. (see the pic, you wanna tape those 2 things..once you are done with tapin them, they should be all covered with tape)

fifth, use primer paint! i got this spray primer paint can from schuck's. i used flat black. if you want glossy look, go with semi-flat or gloss. I sprayed 2 layers. once it's all dry, spray it one more layer!

sixth, when its all dry, take the tape off and you put the whole headlights back together

DONE

sorry for the bad "how to"
it's 2 in the mourning and i'm hella tired

SnoDork 08-26-2005 07:36 AM

the more and more i look at you light, the more i wanna crack my open!

i'm a FAN!!...nice work!!

rallispec 08-26-2005 07:52 AM

i'll be doing it this weekend (luckily i've got a test headlight to work with first

PGT 08-26-2005 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rallispec
i'll be doing it this weekend (luckily i've got a test headlight to work with first

want to do mine??? :D I'm chicken

rao 08-26-2005 11:05 AM

That looks great on a white car.

rallispec 08-26-2005 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Patagonian GT
want to do mine??? :D I'm chicken


If you're up for it (Since i gotta go pick up my wrench anyways) -- i can bring my spare headlight up there and we can both try it out without F'ing up a real headlight first.


( i kept my headlight after the dealer gave me a new one for wrecking my car... the light is fine except for one scratch)

Thrasher 08-26-2005 03:38 PM

mines
 
mines....http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b6...Picture056.jpg

Precise 08-27-2005 08:37 AM

thrasher: you painted over the shiny circular part where the turning singals are, correct?

Aczwild 08-27-2005 08:42 AM

Ooooooooooooooooooooooo Pretty

Thrasher 08-27-2005 10:06 AM

ee
 
Precise-yes. Only the circlular chrome lens surround was taped (masking). The mirror behind the driving lights is part of the other assembly so it is not an issue for overspray.

The blinkers are severely diminished in brightness, but the headlights remain the same brightness.

team23jordan 08-27-2005 10:04 PM

Thrasher, that's why you wanna tape those reflectors!

tennebrac 08-27-2005 11:02 PM

That's nice. Like it better than cleared. Good job.

LegGTLT 08-27-2005 11:02 PM

GORGEOUS team23!!! What do you think it would look like on a Garnet Red car? You've got the whole White/Black thing going on with the grill already and all, I just got 100% stock...

team23jordan 08-28-2005 04:35 AM

i have no idea if it would look good on garnet red
but black and red usually match real well

pwdrdayz 08-28-2005 05:26 AM

i am having a hard time seeing how it is going to look back on a black obxt


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