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Old 01-02-2013, 04:49 AM
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Headlight tint

Can u smoke out just the turn signal lense in the headlight. I think I saw one done the other day any info?


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Old 01-02-2013, 11:26 AM
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Yes....but you have to take the lights apart to do it.

Look at this post - Scroll down to post#12 (# is on the right side of the blue bar above each post)
Painting Headlights
Once apart, you can paint what you want. For smoking, some people use stuff called "Night Shades"
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I just took my headlights apart not too long ago to do a projector retrofit. Took the orange/yellow reflector out (3 screws and it comes out) and painted it about 3 times with black paint. no more orange!
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I just took my headlights apart not too long ago to do a projector retrofit. Took the orange/yellow reflector out (3 screws and it comes out) and painted it about 3 times with black paint. no more orange!
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:25 PM
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its a pretty easy job, just a pain to separate the front lens from the housing. The rest is cake.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:43 PM
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If you're going to open up your headlight housing, you might as well do a projector retrofit while its open. I'll try to get you a pic tomorrow. You should look at buying some butyl to use when you reseal the housing.
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Sounds good would like to see some pics


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Yes....but you have to take the lights apart to do it.

Look at this post - Scroll down to post#12 (# is on the right side of the blue bar above each post)
Painting Headlights
Once apart, you can paint what you want. For smoking, some people use stuff called "Night Shades"
I find that Nightshades has a slight purple tint to it because it's specifically designed to be used on red tail lights. So when the purple-ish tint mixes with the red tail light it makes it a nice dark black.

For all other tinting I use a model paint called Tamiya which can be found at most model stores, ebay, or amazon and the color is smoke. It's a heck of an expensive little can of spray paint but worth it to do it right in my opinion.

Here's a link to what I'm talking about:
Amazon.com: Tamiya Polycarbonate PS-31 Smoke Spray Paint: Toys & Games Amazon.com: Tamiya Polycarbonate PS-31 Smoke Spray Paint: Toys & Games

I tinted my amber reflector in my headlights with it and it worked great.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:51 AM
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This is only a rough install, I'm not done with it yet but here's an idea of the smoked yellow lens. Headlight was put into the oven and taken apart. I used oven cleaner to remove the chrome paint off the reflector bowls. Behind that was beautiful BLACK plastic. [IMG][/IMG]
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