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post #1 of 19 Old 02-02-2013, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Help with headlights and fender vents

Hey guys....
Just got a 08 silver with charcoal fx4 the other day and I've seen some bad *** pictures of the painted vents and headlights but they're mostly on black or white trucks...so if anybody has pictures of that stuff on a silver truck post them up.. What I'm thinking on the vents is black mesh or just paint the stock honeycomb then just tent the chrome....then maybe either silver or charcoal or even black for the headlights....any good ideas and pictures would be awesome......


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Here is a link to some that I did on my truck.
Finally painted my Fender Vents
I think yours would be bad as if you did the gray like mine then silver in the lettering or even red would look bad a$$ on a silver truck.

As far as doing the head light there are a ton of threads on that. It's pretty easy and pain less.
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In a nutshell, the headlights are a PITA. You have to take out all the bulbs, remove the screws, and fire up the oven. Set it to BAKE at 220 degrees and place the rack on the lower part of the oven. Put the headlight in there with the lens facing up, so it's not too close to the heating element. Leave it in there for 20 minutes, and keep checking on it to make sure there are no signs of burning on the lens. It takes longer than some other lights to warm up that tough black glue. Once the 20 mins has passed, take the headlight out and use a flathead screwdriver to start prying in between the lens and the housing. Be careful to remove the tabs and try not to break them since they are pretty soft at this point. Try to "crack" the seal around the entire edge of the light before you start pulling it apart. Once the seal is broken you can start pulling the lens apart from the housing. You may have to go back in a few spots and pry some more. Patience here is the key to not breaking your headlight. If it gets cool throw it back in and give it more heat. Once you get it apart, put it back in for another 10-20 mins to heat up the glue again. If you get the glue warm, you can pretty much pull it out from the channel all the way around the housing. Clean out the channel of any leftover glue. Remove the plastic yellow reflector by removing the 3 screws holding it in place. Paint it. Put it back in. You can buy butyl tape from theretrofitsource.com and use it to seal the light back up.

Any questions go check out the threads for headlight retrofits in the electronics section. There are about 3 of them. Good luck.

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Do you have Facebook? There is a guy in there that does headlights for I believe $200. He sends you a stock set to use, you send yours, he paints them and sends them back.

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I didn't think it was that bad of a job to paint headlights. I didnt go the oven route, i used a heat gun and a flathead to pry them open. Honestly i thought it was time consuming, but its deffinetly worth it. I sealed them back up with 3m window cauk and havent had any issues.

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Re: Help with headlights and fender vents

I need to paint my headlights also looks so dam good.

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So far all this talk and not a single picture of painted headlights...talk about a disappointment

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Tony those look bad a$$! Did you tint the chrome for the blinker light? Also what white led bulb did you use for the blinker?
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Thx. No I did my tiny the chrome, I think what you're asking is how did I make it black? If so, open up the headlights and use easy-off oven cleaner and it melts the chrome away.

I used led switchback turn signal bulbs. White when running and amber when turning. I don't have the model # handy but I'll try to post it later. Bought them on eBay.

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