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post #1 of 7 Old 01-10-2006, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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How to make Harley headlights?

Anyone have an idea of how to "black out" the chrome in my headlight housing? Simple thing, so it seems, but I doubt that it is. Thanks

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I'm sure it is possible, but probably very time consuming. I saw once on a show where they actually removed the headlights from a car and opened the housing, and painted the inside to match the vehicle color. Then they carefully put it back together. It was pretty sweet looking when they finished.

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If you did that wouldn't it kinda defeat the purpose of even having lights? I mean if there was no chrome or shiny material what would the light have to bounce off of to shine down the road? I could be wrong, but isnt the light bulb covered by a piece of metal that redirects the light to the chrome so that the light can be projested in front of the truck???

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Talking Harley headlights

I would have to look at the Harley to see the bulb configuration. They have to be designed with a built in reflector. Look at you trucks lights, yes with them turned off. You will notice you can't see the bulb. It's behind the reflector cup in the middle. The light is bounced from the center onto the back then out the front. Getting paint inside wouldn't be hard to do. Put paint through the bulb hole and rock the housing around to distribute the paint. The other problem would be the temp inside. It would probably burn most paint off. It might be easyer to get smoked covers for the outside.

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well... on the 05-06 Harley's, the light bulb surround isnt painted. it's the chrome around it that is. If you notice on the 05-06 headlights, the bulb is in its own seperate piece with a large amount of chrome around it. i wouldn't think of painting the chrome inside that piece because of the reflecting purposes, i knew that. But I want around it... smokin was closest to what I had in mind, and I've seen it done but was just wondering if there's an easier way.

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I figured that's how you wanted it, just the non-reflective chrome painted. I don't see any easier way than buying some that are custom made, if they even exist.

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i found this site http://autodeadline.com/Photos?Sourc...derbird&page=2 it has pics of super-duty h/d it might help...
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