Painted 08 Headlights

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by Never Enough, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Someone should put a pic up of this, I'm not sure what is being discussed being painted.
     
  2. common dude

    common dude Rockstar

    headlights?
     
  3. Stouffer

    Stouffer Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.
     
  4. zach45

    zach45 Epic Member 5+ Years 100 Posts

    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..
     
  5. Never Enough

    Never Enough Rockstar 100 Posts

    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...

    I may be buying the set of Anzo Projectors....
     
  6. carey965

    carey965 New Member

    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
     
  7. Never Enough

    Never Enough Rockstar 100 Posts

    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.
     
  8. AllBlkdOut07

    AllBlkdOut07 Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

  9. Never Enough

    Never Enough Rockstar 100 Posts

    Thank you thank you thank you. That method was a consideration.... I'll do it tonight.
     
  10. Stouffer

    Stouffer Rockstar 100 Posts

    Keep us updated. I might have to give that a shot as well.
     

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