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Old 10-10-2008, 02:17 PM
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Talking DIY Black Headlights Done...again lots of pics...not 56k friendly

Finally got them done and installed...I have had plenty of time the last few days to work on them

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Krylon Fusion Flat Black Paint
300 Grit Sandpaper
2 tubes of outdoor RTV silicone sealant
Painting Masking Tape
Oven at 250F
Out the Door Price...under $10

The Look is awesome IMO.


Stock Shiny Light




Stock Shiny Light Torn Apart



Stock Shiny Light Prepped For Painting



Not So Shiny Light Now




Headlight Installed - Pass Side





Headlight Installed - Driver Side





Full Frontal - Before



Full Frontal - After




now to install this thing
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:41 PM
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Wow that looks good. Those AS blocks are great. I have had them on for about a year now.
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Professional looking job!
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one question i have is
how did you get the light apart b/c arent they glued togetheir
heat gun razor blade ??
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Nice job!!!
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Looks awesome man. Black lights really set off white trucks like yours and mine.
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one question i have is
how did you get the light apart b/c arent they glued togetheir
heat gun razor blade ??
oven at 250F

put headlight in for 10 minutes at a time.

carefully pry the lens from the base...reheat periodically to keep the glue hot and pliant


be patient and you'll get there eventually
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Looks great! I was going to buy a set that was black, but that sounds easy, and most of all, cheap enough that I may do it myself! Good work
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Looks really good. I love the black headlights, however, i have a red truck with the chrome front and rear bumper, and i just dont think the black would look right on mine. The "shiny" stock lights look like they fit i guess.
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im thinking of doing mine silver to match my truck ...i think it should look good
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Let us know if you have any issues with traped moisture or leaks. Looks good!
Now you need a set of these to go with it. They look good on a white truck.
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I've had mine done now for 4 months on my pickup zero issues with moisture. I have had my civic's lights done for 2 1/2 years with zero problemes also. if you do it just make sure to clean out all of the old glue where the two peices seal. one side is a channel, U shaped and the other side just sits in. i used a clear silicon with the tapered tip and filled the channel then sat the other peice in (if your careful enough when you take them apart you, the clips wll still hold the 2 halves together while the silicon dries.)
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thanks 98greensi...but not for me. I actually really like my OEM FX4's for now

but once my rubber wears out, I'll either buy the Moto Metals 20" rims...or get the 22" Harley wheels. I finally saw a pair in person yesterday on a Black truck with the Orange stripe...I'm in Love. and the chrome/black HD wheels would fit my truck perfectly IMO

somewhere down the road I'll have 20" rims with 35" tires

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the clips wll still hold the 2 halves together while the silicon dries.)
I also wrapped my lights with string and compressed them for 1 full day until the silicone had fully cured.
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Wow that looks pretty good great job
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im thinking of doing mine silver to match my truck ...i think it should look good
i was brosen around google looking for led lights and came across this pic silver truck with grey lights gives you idea of what it would look like. the chrome grill accent doesn't go with the truck anymore...

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