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D I Y Painting Oem Headlights; How to paint your factory headlamps
Topic Started: Sep 1 2004, 02:30 AM (21,906 Views)
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Excellent, thanks Erick. Will try turning again, with more force :woot:

What; you blacking your front lip? Vinyl?

I may or may not have my headlights done before you...we'll just have to see :P
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I've needed to repaint my front lip since.. EVER! Bloody clear coat wasn't.. clear.. it turned my lip all yellowish lmao. Bad perks of owning a tez in super white (040) i guess.. Colour matching is harder than the crystal white (062) on my AS.. Either its white.. or its yellowish lmao.

But yes, I'm getting some plastidip.. still brainstorming ideas about what I can use the plastidip on :D :D

Bahaha, who knows mate! Either or.. we're gonna try painting tim's lights first haha.
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Haha, sweet mate. Tims should be a nice easy job. Post some pics of the Plastidip lip when your done...and what ever else you end up doing after you have Plastidip fever :D
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Plastidip has been ordered afaik (tim can confirm this haha). Yup, will update the build thread whenever something new happens..! Few projects ahead.. gotta do my gf's dash repaint too.. and mine is nowhere as bad in comparison kinda puts me off from doing mine haha <_<
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Plastidip eyelids could look alright, im trying to source a set of eyelids from someone to use as a template.
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LEXTACY01,Oct 31 2012
06:55 PM
Plastidip eyelids could look alright, im trying to source a set of eyelids from someone to use as a template.

What about these..they're already painted blue too:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-...n-528172213.htm

Gotta get my A into G and start a build thread too...
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Warix,Nov 1 2012
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What about these..they're already painted blue too:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-...n-528172213.htm

C-west style i think? Haha, everyone either goes for the TOM's or the C-west style lol.
Meh.. eyelids looks good on the pre FL headlights imo.. not so much on the FL lights.. =x
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roderick92,Oct 31 2012
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Warix,Nov 1 2012
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What about these..they're already painted blue too:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-...n-528172213.htm

C-west style i think? Haha, everyone either goes for the TOM's or the C-west style lol.
Meh.. eyelids looks good on the pre FL headlights imo.. not so much on the FL lights.. =x

I'm thinking the same. Pre FL's with eyelids look good because they finish inline with the orange indicator marker...whereas the FL's have one large transparent indicator area and look kinda weird with lids
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Warix,Nov 1 2012
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What about these..they're already painted blue too:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-parts-...n-528172213.htm

Gotta get my A into G and start a build thread too...

I looked on Trademe the other day for Eyelids and didn't see these. I was going to do black Tom's style with Plastidip to try and match the wheels, and add some more black accents to the car.
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Going back to the topic...

LEXTACY01.. Paint your headlights/foglights/taillights too! That would defo work with the theme you're after haha :D
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Have thought about it, but I like the Plastidip idea as its not preminant, Im nt keen on painting the fogs and tails, but If I did the headlights id paint the housings the same colour as the car.

Warix - Have you considered this ...
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LEXTACY01,Oct 31 2012
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Have thought about it, but I like the Plastidip idea as its not preminant, Im nt keen on painting the fogs and tails, but If I did the headlights id paint the housings the same colour as the car.

Warix - Have you considered this ...

Yeah I've thought about it and it looks good; however I now have a black roof, black bumper fog grilles, black windows, black grille, black tails, black indicators so I need to finish things off with the black headlights. If my car was still all silver I would jump at doing silver headlights, looks smart. B)
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I've had so much problems with paint matching lol (blind eye maybe).. black just seems like an obvious choice >_<
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Try removing your one of the bulbs Erick. See if it is just a turn and pull away to remove :o
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I'll try it when I get home.. @ uni til 4-5 :(
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CLM877,Oct 31 2012
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Try removing your one of the bulbs Erick. See if it is just a turn and pull away to remove :o

Cheers Tim & Erick
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