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Thread: Painted 08 Headlights
10-24-2008, 09:49 PM #11
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Someone should put a pic up of this, I'm not sure what is being discussed being painted.
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10-25-2008, 11:48 AM #12
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10-25-2008, 04:09 PM #13
Let us know how it comes out. I am considering a set of black halos. But painting is cheaper, just afraid of leaking issues in the futur if I go the route you are going.2008 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab 4wd LT1 Package with 20" wheel upgrade,K&N CAI, Magnaflow Catback Dual Side Exit, Tuff Country 2" Leveling Kit, Blackbear Tune, 6k HIDS Low and High Beams, 3K HID fog lights, LED tailight bar
10-25-2008, 06:12 PM #14
steve were talking about taking out the orange reflectors in the headlights. or as in this case painting them.
i want to take out my reflector.. altho painted white would look good..08 5.3 silverado...toyo m.t 33 12.50 18 rockstars...leveled with 2" blocks...cherrybomb catback...6k hids
10-25-2008, 11:21 PM #15
Actually, I'm talking about painting the unnecessary chrome surfaces of the headlights black and leaving the reflective surfaces and orange reflectors. Similar to the headlights in the new Tahoe's, Avs and Trailblazers.
I cannot for the life of me get this adhesive to break loose. I've had it up to 310F and its still like hard rubber.
Here, this guy did it: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2945587
I've emailed him requesting info but he hasn't answered, and I doubt he'll be too eager to give away his tips...
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10-26-2008, 07:38 PM #16
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did it with my cavalier all you need is a heat gun, sharp knife and a flat head screwdriver for prying
and make sure you use a flat black, you dont see the imperfections as much. my brother in law used glossy and it didnt look as good as the flat
just make sure you use a good amount of silicone sealant and you should have no problems with leaking or fogging over
10-26-2008, 11:13 PM #17
I cant get it. ticks me right off. My Matrix I did was super easy. These Silverado units just dont want to come appart. 310F and 10 minutes and the glue they use is still like hard rubber. Thinking I'll just end up getting the Anzo Projector/Halos.....even though I dont like them. That, or I'll just tint the lens of the stock lights. Drives me nutts though....that other guy did it....I'd like to know what temp he baked them at.
10-27-2008, 01:30 AM #18
Oven trick doesn;t work on these. You have to actually cut them apart with a dremel and a very thin cutting disc.
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10-27-2008, 02:12 PM #19
Thank you thank you thank you. That method was a consideration.... I'll do it tonight.
10-27-2008, 05:05 PM #20
Keep us updated. I might have to give that a shot as well.
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