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Old 02-18-2008, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Seen a picture like this Bonneville Club :: View topic - Headlight paint? where a guy painted the inside of his headlights black and it looks nice, now the silver reflective part is probably like that for a reason and I dont want to do anything illegal or that will effect my sight, so whats the deal can it be done with out any major problems
and if so how to??
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taking the headlight apart was a PITA for me...but once you get it apart, it would be self-explanatory...you need to keep the chrome where the hi-beams are and tape off the projector(obviously). i dont know how well the chrome sections will take paint, you might have to get out the sandpaper or paint thinner
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Cool thanks for the info, think I may just use tint spray......
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just dont paint the reflector
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wich would be the inside hole correct? so in other words the outside of the circles and are around it would be black just not inside the circles..
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yeah the piece that is like a mirror its the part the light reflects off of. its around the bulb
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So I got the stuff to do this now and Im about to do it.. so scared I'll mess somethingup tho... wish me luck I will post what it looks like when Im done. :s
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finnaly got one light apart pretty easy but man took awhile, its ready for paint!
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't a black body absorb more light than the chrome thus drastically reducing your light output? I guess you're looking for style over functionality, I'm most intrigued to know how this turn out.... guess you've messed up your headlights by now.
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hes not painting the reflector ( the mirror behind and direcly around the bulb). thats the only part that has anything thing to do with light output. if you painted that your light would be basically useless lol.. the rest of the light is only style. it can be any color you want it to be
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