07-13 NNBS Headlight Mod

Discussion in 'Lighting Discussion' started by the phantom, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. lonelywolf858

    lonelywolf858 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Sub'd for updates because you gave me an idea to do it to mine.
     
  2. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    I didn't want to scare him, that's all.

    I painted my 05 Silverado housings the same way, except mine were blue. We used the OEM PPG 2 stage base coat/clear coat. They were professionally done at a body shop, they looking awesome.

    First thing I noticed was a major light output problem, there is a reason why the factory puts reflectors in there.

    Second thing I noticed was the paint faded very quickly, I ended up taking them back out. Now I have book ends......
     
  3. the phantom

    the phantom Active Member 2 Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    Yeah I see the stock ones have it chrome where these new aftermarkets are black. I like that look better and yet even better red. so I figured painting them red instead of the black wouldnt change that outcome on these lights. As far as paint goes did they fade from the sun? Im thinking of possibly tinting the lenses some which would cut down on the ultra violet rays hitting it. Also its parked undercover most of its life also so im hoping the paint would hold up for me.
    We will see..:neutral:. Dont worry you wouldnt scare me. :no:some things I do have to learn on my own but I definitely appreciate your input/experience so I know what to look for.
    Got the Switchbacks and resistors ready to go.. 0117141640a.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2014
  4. TRPLXL2

    TRPLXL2 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    The sun does some serious damage to the paint as far as fading, I don't think It was the actual light beam itself because I drove mostly at day light.

    You'll love the switchbacks, those are awesome!
     
  5. the phantom

    the phantom Active Member 2 Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    yeah thats all Im worried about is how hot the lights get with my halo rings being right there close to the bulbs. The rings have a range for temperature but thats the temperature it can operate in(forgot what it was now)and not cause damage to them. Im crossing my fingers there wont be any issues.
     
  6. the phantom

    the phantom Active Member 2 Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    some of the pieces parts of my project. $_14.jpg 161173408844_1.jpg 161179407528_1.jpg 360793005932_1.jpg 3292_G.jpg 221315718871_1.jpg 0111141614b.jpg 200917220825_2.jpg
     
  7. the phantom

    the phantom Active Member 2 Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    Getting ready to bake the lenses off my new foglights for the color ring to get installed.
    Also got the Fog light grille covers Painted. 0128141339.jpg If you look cose you can see a hole in the chrome under the bulb. Perfect place to run the wires for the rings. 0126141300.jpg
     
  8. the phantom

    the phantom Active Member 2 Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    Fog lights are done... Just waiting on some strips to go between the Halo's in the headlights.
    0131142039.jpg 0131142038.jpg 0131142038a.jpg 0131142038d.jpg Perrty colors
     
  9. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    those look pretty sweet! I can't wait to see them on the truck in daylight and darkness.
     
  10. 08_rado_rocker

    08_rado_rocker Member 2 Years 500 Posts

    whatever happened on this project? Are they installed and paint holding up?

    And to be fair, the 05 style headlights entire housing is used to project light... if you notice, he taped off the parts of our headlights that are used to project and reflect light. This should have prevented any premature wear on the paint from bulb heat [MENTION=23036]TRPLXL2[/MENTION]
     

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